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#41 TrueBlueGED

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:47 AM

why do so many dudes who have little to no need to haul anything own a pickup?

 

As someone who owned a Suburban for years even though it was completely unnecessary, it's about comfort and ride height. Crew cab trucks with short beds are basically the modern replacement for the big family sedans of yore. They aren't for hauling.

 

I don't get the pickup unless you have a specific need for it, but a nice crossover/SUV makes a ton of sense for many people. Have a family? A bigger dog? Drive in crappy weather?** Want to be able to buy appliances without worrying about delivery price/timing? Perfect!

 

**Front-wheel standard on crossovers is the dumbest thing the automotive industry is currently doing. AWD should be standard. 


Hence the reason I'll stick with my Japanese and German cars.

 

Well la dee freakin' da :rolleyes:

 

 

A heck of a sacrifice for 18 MPG.

 

True enough for pickups, but midsize crossovers will normally have you in the mid-20s.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:48 AM

I don't get the pickup unless you have a specific need for it, but a nice crossover/SUV makes a ton of sense for many people. Have a family? A bigger dog? Drive in crappy weather?** Want to be able to buy appliances without worrying about delivery price/timing? Perfect!

**Front-wheel standard on crossovers is the dumbest thing the automotive industry is currently doing. AWD should be standard.


AWD is a waste of money. Have fun replacing all four tires if one gets a flat. 2WD or traditional 4WD are the only options in my book.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:51 AM

AWD is a waste of money. Have fun replacing all four tires if one gets a flat. 2WD or traditional 4WD are the only options in my book.

 

Eh, I have yet to have a flat tire that isn't easily repaired by a patch. I know it can happen, but it seems to be a pretty weak reason to reject a superior drievtrain. I agree with you on traditional 4WD, but that's gone the way of the dodo in practical vehicles, so whatever.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:53 AM

Eh, I have yet to have a flat tire that isn't easily repaired by a patch. I know it can happen, but it seems to be a pretty weak reason to reject a superior drievtrain. I agree with you on traditional 4WD, but that's gone the way of the dodo in practical vehicles, so whatever.


Just because it hasn't happened doesn't mean it won't. On a long enough timeline...

And when it does, you're gonna be cursing AWD up and down. :lol:

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:59 AM

Just because it hasn't happened doesn't mean it won't. On a long enough timeline...

And when it does, you're gonna be cursing AWD up and down. :lol:

 

I just don't think trying to avoid a once or twice in a lifetime thing is worth sacrificing the merits of AWD if you live in a snowy climate. After all, half the reason I'm even remotely interested in a crossover is for winter driving (and yes, I realize that people in southern climates only needing 2WD are one of the big reasons it's standard, but I'm on a roll, leave me alone!). I'm probably 4-5 years away from having the money for the crossover I want, so I'll probably stick with a car next summer when I get a new one, but you can bet whenever I get a crossover I'll be getting AWD unless I live in southern California or something.

 

One thing I think we might be able to agree on: digital speedometers are the freaking worst. I can't stand the way they look. Give me a good ol' analog dial any and every day.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:05 AM

True enough for pickups, but midsize crossovers will normally have you in the mid-20s.


I have a Grand Cherokee so I completely understand. I also have a V8 for no reason other than its what was under the hood for the exact vehicle I wanted. Having the 5.7 liter Hemi 360 HP is nice when I gotta blast by fools and towing a boat or small building. (:lol:)

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:07 AM

I just don't think trying to avoid a once or twice in a lifetime thing is worth sacrificing the merits of AWD if you live in a snowy climate. After all, half the reason I'm even remotely interested in a crossover is for winter driving (and yes, I realize that people in southern climates only needing 2WD are one of the big reasons it's standard, but I'm on a roll, leave me alone!). I'm probably 4-5 years away from having the money for the crossover I want, so I'll probably stick with a car next summer when I get a new one, but you can bet whenever I get a crossover I'll be getting AWD unless I live in southern California or something.

One thing I think we might be able to agree on: digital speedometers are the freaking worst. I can't stand the way they look. Give me a good ol' analog dial any and every day.


I won't buy a car with a digital speedo. I'm also on the fence about ever owning another car with a touch screen. Or at least not one that isn't easily replaced. I'm out in Rochester right now picking up a junkyard infotainment screen for my Impala because the dealer wants $1100 to replace it.

Trucks aren't like this, especially if you're sticking to the lower trims. I understand a lot of truck buyers opt for luxo trucks, but there are plenty of us who just want something simple, durable, useful and comfortable. The initial pricetag, especially with all the manufacturer incentives, ends up making you look at a well optioned crossover like "this is a bad idea."

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:15 AM

I have a Grand Cherokee so I completely understand. I also have a V8 for no reason other than its what was under the hood for the exact vehicle I wanted. Having the 5.7 liter Hemi 360 HP is nice when I gotta blast by fools and towing a boat or small building. ( :lol:)

 

Those are fantastic! My brother-in-law just got one last year and it was the first time I've ever thought I might want to have something other than a sporty/ish car. 


I won't buy a car with a digital speedo. I'm also on the fence about ever owning another car with a touch screen. Or at least not one that isn't easily replaced. I'm out in Rochester right now picking up a junkyard infotainment screen for my Impala because the dealer wants $1100 to replace it.

Trucks aren't like this, especially if you're sticking to the lower trims. I understand a lot of truck buyers opt for luxo trucks, but there are plenty of us who just want something simple, durable, useful and comfortable. The initial pricetag, especially with all the manufacturer incentives, ends up making you look at a well optioned crossover like "this is a bad idea."

 

As with most things, it all depends what you're looking for. For my purposes, a truck would never be on my list, even if financially it were a good deal. 



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:16 AM

Those are fantastic! My brother-in-law just got one last year and it was the first time I've ever thought I might want to have something other than a sporty/ish car.


As with most things, it all depends what you're looking for. For my purposes, a truck would never be on my list, even if financially it were a good deal.


I'm the wrong person to ask anyway. I hate everything.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:26 AM

I'm the wrong person to ask anyway. I hate everything.

 

You're an old man before your time :lol:



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:36 PM

Well la dee freakin' da :rolleyes:


My brother was a tech for BMW for a dozen years, so I'd never own one of them.
Never met a Mercedes that I liked (no horsepower on anything I could afford).
VW is where it's at. Damn solid cars.

I'll currently stick with my Infinity and my 17mpg all wheel drive.

Love my wife's Mazda and her zillion/mpg.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:48 PM

My brother was a tech for BMW for a dozen years, so I'd never own one of them.
Never met a Mercedes that I liked (no horsepower on anything I could afford).
VW is where it's at. Damn solid cars.

I'll currently stick with my Infinity and my 17mpg all wheel drive.

Love my wife's Mazda and her zillion/mpg.

 

When they're not busy defrauding their customers, sure. 

 

I do love Mazdas, though. If I could afford it, I'd get a CX-9 without hesitation. As is, the new Mazda6 is quite sexy.


Edited by TrueBlueGED, 26 May 2018 - 12:50 PM.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 01:12 PM

My brother was a tech for BMW for a dozen years, so I'd never own one of them.
Never met a Mercedes that I liked (no horsepower on anything I could afford).
VW is where it's at. Damn solid cars.

I'll currently stick with my Infinity and my 17mpg all wheel drive.

Love my wife's Mazda and her zillion/mpg.


Screw VW.

Except the Sportwagen and that new warranty they're offering is very enticing.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 01:25 PM

Screw VW.

Except the Sportwagen and that new warranty they're offering is very enticing.


Lol, I was waiting for you. I know you got hosed but I loved mine.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 07:18 PM

why do so many dudes who have little to no need to haul anything own a pickup?

Does hockey gear count? Cuz I would much rather have a bag of stink back under the tonneau cover than in the cab with me.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:00 PM

Much depends on who we sign as free agents.  Risto stays in any case.



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 07:57 AM

I have a Grand Cherokee so I completely understand. I also have a V8 for no reason other than its what was under the hood for the exact vehicle I wanted. Having the 5.7 liter Hemi 360 HP is nice when I gotta blast by fools and towing a boat or small building. (:lol:)

I'm going to upgrade to the redesigned Cherokee in a couple years. I need more room and the gas mileage with the 4wd is great. I used my snow mode about 10 times this winter and a few times it was the reason I got where I was going.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:19 AM

Much depends on who we sign as free agents.  Risto stays in any case.

 

But what kind of truck will he drive?



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:24 AM

I'm not convinced Botterill will get another or high end defender in UFA