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Old 08-24-2010, 05:17 PM
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Originally Posted by jc76 View Post
Unless your a construction worker or something similar there is no reason to have anything bigger than a Ranger or S10. Period. Or if you have a big ego that needs to be fed. As far as SUV's, some people just feel they need all that steel to "protect" their precious family, but 9 times out of 10 those big SUV's get worse crash ratings than smaller ones like the CRV or the Escape. Who knows, status is a big thing here in the US of A.

And you base that observation on?

Guess you've never tried to haul a couple dozen full body goose decoys, decoy cart and layout blinds. Won't fit in a Ranger or S-10.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:52 AM
Location: State of Superior
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The P/U trucks of today are a far cry from the days past. Even the most simple trucks , like the Toyota HyLux I bought new in 1969 cause 1800.00 was the cheapest transportation I could find.
The fact is , they cost less to make, the Auto Companies make more on the new loaded pick-ups and the SUVs ( which are takeoffs anyway) than they do on cars. The big reason we have the big SUV and the loaded P/U is profit for the MFG, bottom line.
A good example is the Suburban, been around a long time , and it works. When was the last time you saw a stripped down example ? Somewhere along the line the GM guys saw a big profit, and they expanded on it. Its still the best out there, providing inside hauling and still can carry the load, but , these days , at a price ! The loaded P/U will do the same thing , but without the protected comfort. If I were to get rid of my diesel Dodge , I would get another Suburban, once again, but only when I did not need the 22' trailer anymore. My Dodge listed out in 07 at 53,000, way too much for a truck, but , I DO use it , several times a week, and that is worth it ....for me.
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