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(NBC News)   Own a Ford F-250? Might want to check if it's still there   (nbcnews.com) divider line 112
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2013-07-09 07:45:42 PM

ddam: Fissile: Gas at near $4 a gallon for a long time now, and this still the most popular vehicle among American farkwits.  Unbelievable.

What's the cost of an F250? $40k? more? I doubt it's the cost for people that need to keep an eye for MPG due to cost of gas. Also, I'm betting that those F250s get chopped up and shipped to Mexico or Latin America when those trucks are used offroad.


Funny you'd mention that.  I helped manage a Ford fleet about 12 years ago for a large oil company that starts with a C and ends with an O.  We had plenty of trucks down in border towns.  One day, my boss gets a call from one of the guys in the field saying that his F250 is "lost" somewhere in Mexico.  Boss and bosses' boss start working with impound lots, law enforcement on up to some Mexican government official.  Guess what? The "lost" truck was never recovered.

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2013-07-09 08:07:38 PM

noitsnot: Smeggy Smurf: Jument: Oldiron_79: My v6 150 gets like 22-23 mpg and could like fit your miatta in the bed.

Think about what you said for a moment. Why is it better to have a larger vehicle?

I'll answer that one.  Bigger is better when you have enough people and/or stuff to move around.  I don't always have 7 or more people in my van but when I do I'm the only one around that can do it.  Not only that but I can move 7 people and tow damned near anything I could possibly want to tow at the same time.

Sure it sucks only getting 12/15 mpg.  But unlike so many whiners here I can afford it.  I can't afford to not be able to transport people and items.

No - you need the huge vehicle for protection!   You need the giant suburban for Mom and the baby seat - it's armor to compensate for poor driving.


In a way, yeah.  The assholes around here can't see small cars.  But they do see 5,000 lbs of conversion van.  Plus it makes hippies wet the bed over the damage I'm doing to the planet.  Their tears make my dick hard.
 
2013-07-09 10:19:56 PM
Oldiron_79 *

studebaker hoch: Decent muscle car + removable trailer hitch + tandem axle landscaping trailer = no need for truck in terms of construction tasks in a urban setting.

Well for the folks complaining about the ranger being discontinued because they need a bed but not weight capacity a utility trailer pulled behind whatever car you like is probably better than a ranger for thier needs anyways


A landscaping trailer could actually pull a big stack of plywood or sheetrock.

The eight-foot truck bed is almost  history.  Look around.  I bet the next 20 trucks you see don't have one.

/a shiny pickup truck with perfect paint tells the world you don't actually use it like a pickup truck.  it's an oversized car.
 
2013-07-09 10:32:14 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Plus it makes hippies wet the bed over the damage I'm doing to the planet.  Their tears make my dick hard.


Run along now, Timmy.  The adults are talking.  And put that thing away, for God's sake.  What have I told you about playing with it in public?
 
2013-07-09 11:56:18 PM
Dr_luckyz

Johnnyflash: A 4x4 truck can climb mountains, go through mud and snow, we rescue people, we are heroes.

Yet a majority of the vehicles I see fly off the road when it snows are trucks...I guess you can call your fellow heroes for help.


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/ Real heroes never say anything.
 
2013-07-10 12:43:05 AM

studebaker hoch: Oldiron_79 *

studebaker hoch: Decent muscle car + removable trailer hitch + tandem axle landscaping trailer = no need for truck in terms of construction tasks in a urban setting.

Well for the folks complaining about the ranger being discontinued because they need a bed but not weight capacity a utility trailer pulled behind whatever car you like is probably better than a ranger for thier needs anyways

A landscaping trailer could actually pull a big stack of plywood or sheetrock.

The eight-foot truck bed is almost  history.  Look around.  I bet the next 20 trucks you see don't have one.

/a shiny pickup truck with perfect paint tells the world you don't actually use it like a pickup truck.  it's an oversized car.


Yeah like 90 % of anything you see anymore is an ultramega cab with a extrashort bed

Drive a beater standard cab long bed with lots of dings and well used hitch.
 
2013-07-10 03:53:59 AM

ddam: oldfarthenry: [www.marax.at image 453x339]
2" of snow? BRING IT ON!!

No scratches or dents? That truck sees more car washes than trips in the snow/mud.


It's the same for all the idiots who bought Hummer H2's... then all of a sudden realized you can't fit those monsters in a standard automatic car wash - they're too wide for the tracks and the car wash itself.  Then the cold realization that you'd have to manually wash it in a bay yourself - well what kind of millionaire wants to do that?

Always wondered why I don't see H2's on the road so much anymore.

/Good.
 
2013-07-10 09:38:13 AM
I recently bought an 01' Silverado 2500 HD diesel so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.  Pulls my camper like a boss.
 
2013-07-10 02:05:54 PM

studebaker hoch: /a shiny pickup truck with perfect paint tells the world you don't actually use it like a pickup truck. it's an oversized car.


Why?  While I have a few scratches, they're what any car could get. Using a pickup as a pickup doesn't mean you're offroading or even spending loads of time on gravel or unimproved roads.  But I put stuff in the bed all the time.  Filling the bed up doesn't translate to scratches, scratching up the truck indicates that you're lazy.   Drop the tailgate to load, secure your load.  Good to go.

Unless you're talking about scratching the paint job inside the bed; but then most people have some sort of 'tough coat' in there anymore.

Even if you never leave the road, a truck is useful for hauling/towing stuff.  If you're getting one 'just' for off-roading, you're probably better off with something like a Jeep.
 
2013-07-10 03:51:27 PM
Firethorn

If the truck shows any wear *at all*, it's not a prima-donna garage queen.
 
2013-07-10 05:22:54 PM

studebaker hoch: If the truck shows any wear *at all*, it's not a prima-donna garage queen.


I was objecting to "oversized car"; 'prima-donna garage queen' is a separate condition that any vehicle can suffer.  ;)
 
2013-07-10 09:57:20 PM
Strange article, it gets its data from the "Highway Loss Data Institute" but the NICB completely disagrees with them, the most current stats still show that small 90's Jap cars are the most stolen. 2006 F-Series (they're not broken out into F150, 250, 350) are on the list, but #6, with 2004 Silverado at #4.

Odd that it's only that one specific year, maybe it was the last year before immobilizers or some other anti-theft?
 
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