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(USA Today)   The F150 is America's best selling vehicle, but the pick-up truck doesn't reign supreme in all 50 states. Some people prefer, GASP, compact cars   ( usatoday.com) divider line
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2017-09-01 03:54:19 PM  
No shiat.
 
2017-09-01 05:38:26 PM  
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Subaru Outback? I KNEW IT!
 
2017-09-01 05:47:54 PM  
19mpg city, 26mpg highway?

For those that need to haul things, I can understand the appeal of the F-150. For those that don't, thanks for playing a small part in the demand for (and therefore, the increase in price of) fuel so you could prominently display your biatchin' trucknuts.
 
2017-09-01 05:59:28 PM  
I rent cars a lot, and they're routinely trying to give me a "free upgrade". "What, you don't want an SUV?" No! I'm one dude with a suitcase, driving between a hotel and an office a mile away for a week. I don't want a goddamn SUV. I want the smallest car you've got.
 
2017-09-01 06:02:27 PM  

t3knomanser: I rent cars a lot, and they're routinely trying to give me a "free upgrade". "What, you don't want an SUV?" No! I'm one dude with a suitcase, driving between a hotel and an office a mile away for a week. I don't want a goddamn SUV. I want the smallest car you've got.


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They look kind of fun.
 
2017-09-01 06:12:07 PM  

Snarfangel: t3knomanser: I rent cars a lot, and they're routinely trying to give me a "free upgrade". "What, you don't want an SUV?" No! I'm one dude with a suitcase, driving between a hotel and an office a mile away for a week. I don't want a goddamn SUV. I want the smallest car you've got.

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They look kind of fun.


The cars do too.
 
2017-09-01 06:15:34 PM  
I can't believe the Nissan Rogue is the most popular in any state. What a hateful little piece of work that car is.
 
2017-09-01 06:18:34 PM  

Snake Vargas: I can't believe the Nissan Rogue is the most popular in any state. What a hateful little piece of work that car is.


So then, specifically designed for NY and Connecticut.
 
2017-09-01 06:22:28 PM  
I love my F150. I bought it 9 years ago when gas prices were close to $4/gallon. It was 2 years old at the time and had 16k miles. It's a medium line model extra cab with 4x4 and a few options. I didn't need a truck, but my daily commute is/was about 10 miles round trip, so gas prices didn't bother me. Plus, I got it for $15k with a nice bit of warranty left. Having access to a truck is awesome when you need one. It's been bullet-proof, only needing a battery and brake pads.

But I can't fathom why people buy $50k versions of this thing. I stopped daily driving it a couple of years ago and gave it to my son. I replaced it with a 2013 SHO. That is a fun car.

/csb... not really... long weekend buzz starting!
 
2017-09-01 06:24:12 PM  

Kubo: 19mpg city, 26mpg highway?

For those that need to haul things, I can understand the appeal of the F-150. For those that don't, thanks for playing a small part in the demand for (and therefore, the increase in price of) fuel so you could prominently display your biatchin' trucknuts.


Trucknuts on a F-150?  Really?  Around here, the F-150 is the family sedan.  You need a F-350 to sport those.
 
2017-09-01 06:24:35 PM  

Snarfangel: [img.fark.net image 540x713]
Subaru Outback? I KNEW IT!


The shocking thing is that is isn't the most popular car in Vermont. Every other car is a Subaru in that state.

/every other other car is a Volvo
 
2017-09-01 06:27:45 PM  
I just want a compact truck.  Is that too much to ask?  Hell, I'll settle for the return of the mid-size.

I've got an '03 Dakota right now.  It's exactly what I need as a second vehicle for twice-annual dump runs, bottle drives, and other stuff you don't want to carry in the cab with you.  Need the kids to be in two different places at once?  That's alright, it doesn't suck much gas.  It's easy to maneuver.  It can tow a small trailer.  It's not a work truck; it's a truck for a homeowner who occasionally needs to do shiat.

When it dies, an F-150 or Ram 1500 is too much.  The Colorado feels more like an F-150, to be honest, though I know they're trying to make it a 'mid-size'.  But honestly, something in the old B2000 or Ranger or Dakota is what I want.
 
2017-09-01 06:29:28 PM  
Yeah but let's see your compact car do this.

AFTERMATH: Monster Truck Help Pull Army Vehicle Out of Hurricane Harvey Waters (VIDEO)
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2017-09-01 06:29:33 PM  

Kubo: 19mpg city, 26mpg highway?

For those that need to haul things, I can understand the appeal of the F-150. For those that don't, thanks for playing a small part in the demand for (and therefore, the increase in price of) fuel so you could prominently display your biatchin' trucknuts.


Even worse when you need to roll coal.  Trollin' ain't easy.
 
2017-09-01 06:37:52 PM  

Kurohone: I just want a compact truck.  Is that too much to ask?  Hell, I'll settle for the return of the mid-size.

I've got an '03 Dakota right now.  It's exactly what I need as a second vehicle for twice-annual dump runs, bottle drives, and other stuff you don't want to carry in the cab with you.  Need the kids to be in two different places at once?  That's alright, it doesn't suck much gas.  It's easy to maneuver.  It can tow a small trailer.  It's not a work truck; it's a truck for a homeowner who occasionally needs to do shiat.

When it dies, an F-150 or Ram 1500 is too much.  The Colorado feels more like an F-150, to be honest, though I know they're trying to make it a 'mid-size'.  But honestly, something in the old B2000 or Ranger or Dakota is what I want.


Honda Ridgeline maybe? My neighbor had an old Ranger and was complaining like you and settled on one. Likes it but says the fulltime 4WD can suck up gas. Nice interior too.
 
2017-09-01 06:43:10 PM  

Snarfangel: [img.fark.net image 540x713]
Subaru Outback? I KNEW IT!


I love you.  Let's move in together!
 
2017-09-01 06:49:21 PM  

Kurohone: I just want a compact truck.  Is that too much to ask?  Hell, I'll settle for the return of the mid-size.


I've got an El Camino you might like.  Astroturf in the bed and everything.
 
2017-09-01 06:54:22 PM  

Snarfangel: t3knomanser: I rent cars a lot, and they're routinely trying to give me a "free upgrade". "What, you don't want an SUV?" No! I'm one dude with a suitcase, driving between a hotel and an office a mile away for a week. I don't want a goddamn SUV. I want the smallest car you've got


Long, long ago I had to rent cars nearly every week.  I'm 6'5" and pretty much every car fit.  Exceptions:
Dodge Stratus (barely.  Oddly enough the plymouth breeze fit fine, possibly thanks to cloth seats)
Chevy cavalier (ok, it fit.  But when you hit your head after a bump that DQs the car just as much)
Saturn SC  (not a rental, but one of the first cars I checked afterward when I needed a car.  A complete no go)
Saturn SL (see above.  Enough room to fit, but presumably used the same windshield as the SC and the roof curved down so far I couldn't see out).
/the neon fit fine
//nearly bought one.  The ACR model (basically a $10k car with track mods)
///ACR turned out to mean "air conditioner removed".  Seemed fun.
 
2017-09-01 07:01:54 PM  
Pickups should have no more than 2 doors.
 
2017-09-01 07:11:46 PM  

Snake Vargas: I can't believe the Nissan Rogue is the most popular in any state. What a hateful little piece of work that car is.


I see a lot of Nissans on the road in AZ. It's as if the salespeople at Nissan dealerships hold buyers hostage until they leave the lot in their shiatbuckets. Especially when most of the Nissan dealerships in the Phoenix area are owned by the same unethical group.
 
2017-09-01 07:12:57 PM  

Snake Vargas: I can't believe the Nissan Rogue is the most popular in any state. What a hateful little piece of work that car is.


Agree.  My wife has one.  Underpowered shiatty CVT.

I like my GTI.
 
2017-09-01 07:31:35 PM  

Current Resident: Pickups should have no more than 2 doors.


Don't worry, everyone, I have reported this disgusting troll.
 
2017-09-01 07:55:55 PM  

t3knomanser: I rent cars a lot, and they're routinely trying to give me a "free upgrade". "What, you don't want an SUV?" No! I'm one dude with a suitcase, driving between a hotel and an office a mile away for a week. I don't want a goddamn SUV. I want the smallest car you've got.


The one time I allowed a rental agency to upgrade me to a full-sized car (about 30 years ago), I was back within 30 minutes demanding something smaller.

I am rather surprised that the Outback is #1 in Oregon, I do see them, but I see way more Prius. Maybe the fact that there are multiple Prius models, which look identical from the front, biases my observations.
 
2017-09-01 08:06:10 PM  

Snarfangel: [img.fark.net image 540x713]
Subaru Outback? I KNEW IT!


Wow the center and south of the country sure has a lot of small penises.

Apparently.
 
2017-09-01 08:25:09 PM  
Next time, let the Big Three go broke. They never learn, and they never reform.
 
2017-09-01 09:03:31 PM  

jso2897: Next time, let the Big Three go broke. They never learn, and they never reform.


It's so wrong of them to sell what most people actually will buy.
 
2017-09-01 09:06:02 PM  
When I lived in PA, the majority of vehicles on the road at rush hour were pickups and SUVs ferrying the lone driver between the suburbs and office jobs.

The struggle to restrain eyerolls was always an epic one when people started whining about gas price spikes. I almost detached a retina holding back on it after Katrina.
 
2017-09-01 09:08:03 PM  

BlueBox: jso2897: Next time, let the Big Three go broke. They never learn, and they never reform.

It's so wrong of them to sell what most people actually will buy.


Curious you didn't comment on the actual point of his post...
 
2017-09-01 09:18:12 PM  

majestic: I love my F150. I bought it 9 years ago when gas prices were close to $4/gallon. It was 2 years old at the time and had 16k miles. It's a medium line model extra cab with 4x4 and a few options. I didn't need a truck, but my daily commute is/was about 10 miles round trip, so gas prices didn't bother me. Plus, I got it for $15k with a nice bit of warranty left. Having access to a truck is awesome when you need one. It's been bullet-proof, only needing a battery and brake pads.

But I can't fathom why people buy $50k versions of this thing. I stopped daily driving it a couple of years ago and gave it to my son. I replaced it with a 2013 SHO. That is a fun car.

/csb... not really... long weekend buzz starting!


Same here except I daily drive it though it's only 15 miles each way. I loved my 2012 so much I traded it in for a 2017 Raptor. I don't have enough miles on it yet for anything other than it's second oil change and a tire rotation but goddamnit I love this thing. 450 horsies and 510 ft/lb of torque out of a 213 CI engine just works for me and that 10 speed auto is the cats ass. I haul and tow stuff around in it regularly so it works for me where an SUV would not. I have problems keeping my foot out of it which means those BFG's will go quickly if I don't watch it.
 
2017-09-01 09:28:48 PM  
I have a 2016 F-150. It's my first Ford and I love it. I get 17 mpg in the city and an honest to God 26 mpg on the highway. I use it for work and pull a trailer a couple of times a month. The trailer is full of Harvey debris :-(
 
2017-09-01 10:01:59 PM  
The Subaru Outback is the most popular vehicle in Colorado, Oregon and Washington,...

I'll attest to this. Subaru's are every whenre. Outbacks and Foresters dominate, with the Crosstrek coming on strong. The younger drivers love the WRXs and Imprenzas.
 
2017-09-01 10:05:16 PM  

BlueBox: jso2897: Next time, let the Big Three go broke. They never learn, and they never reform.

It's so wrong of them to sell what most people actually will buy.


So good at it that they need to be bailed out. Detroit's products are overpowered, inefficient garbage - and the kind of trailer trash who want them are going extinct.
 
2017-09-01 10:05:50 PM  

skozlaw: BlueBox: jso2897: Next time, let the Big Three go broke. They never learn, and they never reform.

It's so wrong of them to sell what most people actually will buy.

Curious you didn't comment on the actual point of his post...


I supposed I missed his point that you got.  I just looked at the chart of most popular vehicles and went on that.  I have a Subaru and a Tacoma so I'm not their target market.  They seem to know it however.
 
2017-09-01 10:22:49 PM  

BlueBox: jso2897: Next time, let the Big Three go broke. They never learn, and they never reform.
It's so wrong of them to sell what most people actually will buy.


Riiiiight. It's all word of mouth and true love. Nobody ever made an ad about vehicles, ever.
 
2017-09-01 10:38:36 PM  

jso2897: BlueBox: jso2897: Next time, let the Big Three go broke. They never learn, and they never reform.

It's so wrong of them to sell what most people actually will buy.

So good at it that they need to be bailed out. Detroit's products are overpowered, inefficient garbage - and the kind of trailer trash who want them are going extinct.


I guess I don't understand what you folks want.  Not a troll just my thoughts.  What are they suppose to do?  Churn out 200k electric C-Max's that will just sit on the lot unsold?  Or churn out 200K 50 thousand dollar trucks that folks line up to buy?
I do think they need a plan for if things change but at the moment they are just selling what folks want.   I wouldn't buy one but that's me.  Look at the pretty colors up thread.  I think they are doing what they should do at this time.
 
2017-09-01 10:50:12 PM  

jso2897: BlueBox: jso2897: Next time, let the Big Three go broke. They never learn, and they never reform.

It's so wrong of them to sell what most people actually will buy.

So good at it that they need to be bailed out. Detroit's products are overpowered, inefficient garbage - and the kind of trailer trash who want them are going extinct.


So what you're saying is "too big to fail" was supposed to be about forcing them to make greener vehicles and not "saving the economy"?
 
2017-09-01 11:04:08 PM  
I have an F-150. It's okay but I'd never own it if I wasn't pulling a camping trailer around. Prefer my Toyotas.
 
2017-09-01 11:08:29 PM  

Current Resident: Pickups should have no more than 2 doors.


Pick up trucks should have no less than six wheels and a Diesel engine.
 
2017-09-01 11:30:42 PM  

foo monkey: Snarfangel: [img.fark.net image 540x713]
Subaru Outback? I KNEW IT!

I love you.  Let's move in together!


That's Oregon. Full of Lebanese thespians.
 
2017-09-01 11:36:55 PM  

Current Resident: Pickups should have no more than 2 doors.


And accommodate sheets of plywood, 2x4s, mattresses and couches. In the same trip. Tailgate up. Also, dusty jeans, greasy gloves and muddy boots.
 
2017-09-01 11:40:58 PM  

BlueBox: jso2897: BlueBox: jso2897: Next time, let the Big Three go broke. They never learn, and they never reform.

It's so wrong of them to sell what most people actually will buy.

So good at it that they need to be bailed out. Detroit's products are overpowered, inefficient garbage - and the kind of trailer trash who want them are going extinct.

I guess I don't understand what you folks want.  Not a troll just my thoughts.  What are they suppose to do?  Churn out 200k electric C-Max's that will just sit on the lot unsold?  Or churn out 200K 50 thousand dollar trucks that folks line up to buy?
I do think they need a plan for if things change but at the moment they are just selling what folks want.   I wouldn't buy one but that's me.  Look at the pretty colors up thread.  I think they are doing what they should do at this time.


They could do the things that companies that don't need to be bailed out do.
Build vehicles for the population of the planet, and not a few sexually diseased white males in America.
 
2017-09-02 12:08:37 AM  

jso2897: BlueBox:

They could do the things that companies that don't need to be bailed out do.
Build vehicles for the population of the planet, and not a few sexually diseased white males in America.


Hey.. Stop.  The where the population of the world lives does not translate to someone in Nebraska, Arkansas, North Dakota or the middle of non-tourist Florida. Most of the populations of the world have no need for a truck or even a car.  Just as someone in NYC or San Francisco probably doesn't have a need.  That doesn't mean others do not.
As for the sexually diseased thing..  If you are drinking please stop.  If you aren't drinking please start.
 
2017-09-02 12:25:33 AM  

BlueBox: jso2897: BlueBox:

They could do the things that companies that don't need to be bailed out do.
Build vehicles for the population of the planet, and not a few sexually diseased white males in America.

Hey.. Stop.  The where the population of the world lives does not translate to someone in Nebraska, Arkansas, North Dakota or the middle of non-tourist Florida. Most of the populations of the world have no need for a truck or even a car.  Just as someone in NYC or San Francisco probably doesn't have a need.  That doesn't mean others do not.
As for the sexually diseased thing..  If you are drinking please stop.  If you aren't drinking please start.


Yeah, micropenis isn't a disease per se.
 
2017-09-02 12:37:15 AM  
Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking:
Yeah, micropenis isn't a disease per se.

I'll not argue that.  It's not just a truck thing though.  I'd chat longer but I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes
 
2017-09-02 01:46:37 AM  
I live in town where these are status symbols. Lots of homes with a tarp for a roof and a shiny new truck in the driveway. It's bizarre.
 
2017-09-02 02:22:19 AM  

Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking: BlueBox: jso2897: BlueBox:

They could do the things that companies that don't need to be bailed out do.
Build vehicles for the population of the planet, and not a few sexually diseased white males in America.

Hey.. Stop.  The where the population of the world lives does not translate to someone in Nebraska, Arkansas, North Dakota or the middle of non-tourist Florida. Most of the populations of the world have no need for a truck or even a car.  Just as someone in NYC or San Francisco probably doesn't have a need.  That doesn't mean others do not.
As for the sexually diseased thing..  If you are drinking please stop.  If you aren't drinking please start.

Yeah, micropenis isn't a disease per se.


You guys are right - I stand corrected. It's a  disorder.
 
2017-09-02 03:43:40 AM  

BlueBox: Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking:
Yeah, micropenis isn't a disease per se.

I'll not argue that.  It's not just a truck thing though.  I'd chat longer but I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes


All that blood has to come from somewhere, bro.  Just saying.
 
2017-09-02 03:44:52 AM  

jso2897: Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking: BlueBox: jso2897: BlueBox:

They could do the things that companies that don't need to be bailed out do.
Build vehicles for the population of the planet, and not a few sexually diseased white males in America.

Hey.. Stop.  The where the population of the world lives does not translate to someone in Nebraska, Arkansas, North Dakota or the middle of non-tourist Florida. Most of the populations of the world have no need for a truck or even a car.  Just as someone in NYC or San Francisco probably doesn't have a need.  That doesn't mean others do not.
As for the sexually diseased thing..  If you are drinking please stop.  If you aren't drinking please start.

Yeah, micropenis isn't a disease per se.

You guys are right - I stand corrected. It's a  disorder.


Wow, and to think I'm so wasted right now that what were we talking about again?
 
2017-09-02 05:30:58 AM  
I'm stereoblind. The smaller the car, the better. Too much space between my eyes and my surroundings is very disorienting and makes it much more difficult to work out how much space there is around the car.

In an ideal world I'd rather drive this:
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-09-02 08:07:25 AM  

Current Resident: Pickups should have no more than 2 doors.


I feel the same way about Jeep Wranglers.
 
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