Last post on Dec 10, 2004 at 1:49 PM
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#13 of 18 Re: [ateixeira]
Nov 19, 2004 (9:48 am)
I am not sure.... I've never looked twice at the Tundras - they are too big for a small pickup and too small for a full-size (yet are priced as if they were a full-size). Oh, and the tail lights on the new ones.... hideous; they make the Titan's light clusters look charming.
#14 of 18 What about Length?
Dec 07, 2004 (10:40 am)
Well, apparently there is a saying out there: Size doesn't matter. To what does that apply, anyway? In any real discussion, size always matters.
Who out there has an opinion or story to share about size? Do you find crew cabs too cumbersome? Are short boxes useful on a 3/4 or 1 ton?
From arguments I have read in other threads, the shortbox is a better option if most of the weight the truck hauls is on a trailer versus in the bed of the truck. I can see the point, but what about those times when you need to get two pallets of landscaping stones and you only have your truck? Two pallets will fit in an 8' bed, but not a 6'.... isn't it worth it to haul that extra 2' around just in case?
Dec 07, 2004 (10:42 am)
Depends on where you park regularly. And what it'll cost you.
You can rent a pickup from UHaul for $20 a day on those occasions.
#16 of 18 Re: What about Length? [xwesx]
Dec 08, 2004 (11:09 am)
I suppose, but coming from AK, I have found few to no places where I could not park a full length p/u. I'm sure there are those folks who do not feel entirely comfortable driving around in a vehicle of that size, and if so, it is a good point to argue. But if the driving adeptness is there and the purchase price differential is not significant between the long and short box models...
What sort of restrictions on parking or price of parking would one be likely to find with a large pickup in your area, juice?
Dec 09, 2004 (7:44 am)
I commute to DC, so size does matter.
I stopped in Georgetown on the way home the other day, the only parking spots available were for compacts. Besides that you had to parallel park in the street, and good luck finding a large enough spot during rush hour.
Turning cycle is also an issue, you can't do a U-turn on many of the roads here unless you have 4 wheel steering that some GM pickups offer (great idea BTW).
Having said that, you're more likely to see pickups in rural or at least suburban environments, and there you're probably fine.
#18 of 18 Re: [ateixeira]
Dec 10, 2004 (1:49 pm)
Ah, I guess I had not picked up on that (DC) before. I have been there once at a conference and have no interest in ever going back. One of my favorite past times is avoiding cities. lol
Thankfully, I imagine that the likelihood of me driving in a real city with a full-size truck is slim. I did take my '69 on an 11,000 mile journey from AK to OR to PA and back in July '99, but at 17 feet, it's the truck equivalent of a coupe except it handles better. After I made it to Indiana, mine was the oldest rig on the road by about 20 years and being canary yellow, I felt as though I stuck out like a pumpkin in a bushel of plums....