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Feb 07, 2000 (10:51 pm)
most of the reasons everyone else listed and because its rear wheel drive, which means its easier to maintain. it takes 5 minutes to change the oil & filter. tune ups will be easy-----I dont buy the 100,000 mile maintenance free BS. try doing a tune up on a FWD car with a V6. and all cars look the same. I bought mine for $16,000 and its loaded (S10 every option) what RWD car can you get for that price?
#137 of 145 Hate sitting on the ground
Feb 08, 2000 (9:52 pm)
Always had a truck, can't stand being in a car, seems like i'm sitting on the ground, as long as i can afford a truck, i'll be driving one. Mileage is no worse then a two sitter sports car, plus I don't have to store it winters. I can throw about anything I want in the back....take the hose and wash it out when done. Where I come from if your driving a car, your the odd man out...
Feb 11, 2000 (10:23 am)
I'm leasing (mistake) a '98 Chevy S-10 with the 2200 Vortec and 5-speed. The only "extra" option it has is a/c. It has 24,800 miles. With the exception of a couple of computer problems that were a one time fix, the truck has performed beautifully. Mileage is adequate, and it is comfortable on long trips. I always try to talk my wife into taking the truck when we go anywhere overnight. I agree with bowhuntwi in that you feel like you sit on the ground in a car. Even in my little S-10 I can feel the difference. And I love the freedom that comes with being able to haul just about anything I own in the back. I'll never go without a truck again.
Feb 12, 2000 (4:18 am)
Till I was 18 I was a sports car lover. My parents then set out to buy me a new vehicle as a graduation present. We looked all over the place, couldn't find a reasonably well equipped, fairly low mileage, '90 or newer car for under 12000 dollars with the equipment I wanted in very good condition. We found a regular cab 4 cylender ranger xlt with a tape deck, bed liner, alloy wheels, sliding rear window, 5 speed manual, 60/40 split bench with center armrest, for 8500 dollars after some haggling. Trucks provide a better value. As I grew to love my Ranger I began to wonder how I would have moved all my posessions, including small refrigerator, stereo, clothes, trunk, etc, from my home to my dorm room and back again at the beginning and end of the school year in the Camaro I had originally wanted so much, or for that matter how I would have paid for insurance. I wondered how I would have hauled 16 bags of swept up leaves last fall or how I would have picked up 24 Cinder blocks from Home Depot.(By the way I hauled them for my ex girlfriend who jokingly started calling me a hick and asking why i didn't get a car when she first found out I had picked a truck for my first vehicle. I reminded her of this fact and she's been pretty quiet about it ever since.) I aslo am thankful that I don't have to worry much about riding over bumps that my parents have bent their corolla's wheels on and broken a stabilizer bar on. And I have also managed to come out of both the accidents I've been in with only a few scratches and minor dents, as compared to thousands of dollars in repairs needed by the other cars.
My only complaint about my ranger is the lack of space for interior storage and passengers. But from what I've heard the new full sized extended cab pickups offer sedan like cofmort for rear passengers.
After I graduate and get a good steady job
I'm thinking f150 supercab.
5speed, V6 or small 4.6 V8, and definitely 4wd because The ranger was rear drive and I had to really weigh it down to get around in snow.
I will probably always own a truck, and maybe a used sports car in addition if and when i ever get that sporting urge and i have extra money.
#140 of 145 Planning to buy a truck!
Feb 16, 2000 (6:31 pm)
My brother has a '99 Silverado LS regular cab 4WD short box pickup! I was shocked when he purchased his truck. He always had sports cars. WOW!!! this truck handles like a sports car! It has the 5.3 V8 engine, Z71 off road package, totally loaded! I had a chance to drive the truck for a week! After driving the truck for a week, I can understand why so many people have trucks!!! First, you sit up higher & get a better view of traffic! You have the box to carry items, the truck just feels a lot more solid then a car!
Just my two cents worth!!!
#141 of 145 Awwww trucks........
Feb 21, 2000 (2:41 am)
I drive a truck because it is what I have always driven.I drive one at work,and I drive one at home.They are practicle and people think twice about getting in your way.Oh,one other thing.Jake696,you said you bet your truck is bigger than mine,I'll take that bet.Unless your truck weighs more than 30,000 lbs,I got you beat.
Feb 27, 2000 (6:47 pm)
My first truck is a '98 Expedition EB that has been great. I bought it so I could tow my 18' bass boat. Since there isn't a lot of good fishing in Chicago, I tend to make long drives into Wisconsin. My boat, trailer and outboard only weighs around 3000 lbs. With the Expy, I don't even know there is a boat attached. My lease is up this year on the Expy and I was spending a lot of time thinking about what to replace it with. I wanted something with the same power and comfort as the Expy, but without the $40K MSRP. I recently heard of the new F150 Supercrew and after reading plenty about it on the Edmunds message boards, I test drove one this past Friday. I ordered one on the spot! It's a fanstastic combination of a pickup truck with the feel and interior very similar to an Expy. Cost is about 7 grand less. This new pickup is perfect for my application - the best of both the car world and the truck world in my opinion.
Mar 11, 2000 (6:41 am)
Our 1972 Ford 350 Crewcab hauled our boat, our camper, our kids, and now lots of grandkids. Not to mention wood, furniture, garbage, motorcycles, and what-all. Couldn't do any of that with a car.
Moving up to a Ford F250 Supercab (Lariat) 4x4 with the Powerstroke Turbodiesel(7.3L) and a long box. Hoping it will last as long.
Also, I love trucks.
#144 of 145 It's just natural
Mar 13, 2000 (5:37 am)
Besides, I never got the "Hey Al, sexy '69 Beetle ya' got there!" like I do with my 93 Isuzu p/u. It gets 22/25 with the mpgs-smooth ride included, has a 5-speed, so if I have a babe in the middle, I can't help but get in a handful of thigh while shifting...hehehe. Next up, a 2001 GMC Sierra Z71 4-door/x-cab/LWB 5-speed w/ 5.3L. I got my truck with 80K miles for $3,800 in great shape. Couldn't do that kind of car shopping, ever!
#145 of 145 Front Porch Philosopher
Apr 15, 2000 (1:10 pm)
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