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#154 of 171 Talk to the Editors
Mar 24, 2005 (4:31 pm)
WOMEN AND TRUCKS
One of our journalists is writing an article about women and trucks: why they love their trucks, the decisions that they have to make when purchasing a truck versus a car, and whether or not they’ve encountered discrimination or bias when buying or driving a truck. If you’d like to share your story, please respond to jhelperinedmunds by Sunday, March 26th. Thanks!
#156 of 171 Re: Edmunds article [kcram]
May 08, 2005 (2:50 pm)
Great article! While I may have sold our last true pickup last summer, I've replaced it with another Jeep Wrangler (Jeeps are for girls, too!) and when we finally retire we'll get a diesel 3/4 ton and a trailer. A pickup and a Jeep - what more could a girl want?
Jun 07, 2005 (2:00 pm)
A reporter with a national newspaper would like to speak with professional women who for the first time are buying a fun car or truck they have been longing to own but were not able to buy before because it wasn’t practical. This vehicle purchase is a splurge. The reporter would like to speak with first time buyers of full-size trucks, convertibles, Miatas, Porsches or Jaguars. If you fit what the reporter is looking for, please email a brief description with contact information to Kirsten Holguin at kholguinedmunds.com as soon as possible.
Jul 28, 2005 (12:59 pm)
i am a farmer/dairyman's daughter and have drove hay trucks and pickups on the farm since i was 9 years old, i'm 44 now. let me tell you i would not be caught dead driving everything but a pickup or truck. at this time i own a red and white ford ranger xlt short bed stepside. pickups/trucks are the greatest.
#160 of 171 Re: Sell them-drive them-love them [broncododge]
Jul 28, 2005 (8:25 pm)
As far as Wranglers go - the Unlimited with its longer wheelbase is much less bouncy than a SWB Wrangler - you might want to try one if you start getting Wrangler Fever. Even the current SWB TJ Wrangers (since '97) are much more comfortable than the older YJ (pre-1997) models
We test drove a loaded Chevy 1/2 ton a couple of weeks ago and I didn't like the seats at all - they've made them for someone much taller than I am. I found the edge of the seat hit me below my knees, even with the seat back adjusted as upright as I could stand it. The Ford F150 was much better - I could get the seat adjusted better and the moveable pedals meant that I could stay far enough away from the air bags.
#161 of 171 Re: To all the Women of Town Hall, [revka]
Jul 29, 2005 (5:28 am)
I have always loved trucks!!
15 years ago when I graduated from nursing school I was in the market for a new vehicle (I was driving a 1974 ford LTD at the time) and I wanted a truck or a SUV, my husband at the time (now ex) wante me to get a Taurus (yuck) everyone in his family had them, dependable, affodable, practicle blah, blah, blah...... well I got one much to my dismay, unfortunatley it outlasted our marriage, finally the engine blew!!!! I was so HAPPY, I could finally get my truck!!!!!
The first one I bought was a Toyota Tundra access cab 2001 cloth seats V-8
I-force engine thunder grey, loved it so much, we drove it to New Orleans and back up the east coast went 4WD on the Outer Banks in the Carolinas, just beautiful.
Then last year Toyota had to mess with me and come out with the new 2004 Tundra limited 4 full sized doors, moon roof, full slide down back window, leather heated seats etc.... now its Thunder grey, I plan on having this one for a while and can't imagine driving anything but a truck, when I do get in a car I feel very uncomfortable.
"I love big trucks & I dont know why"