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post #1 of 74 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Reason for buying a Truck?

What were your reasons for purchasing a pick up?

I was recently rear-ended at a major intersection by a lady driving a honda fit. Her car was totaled beyond repair while my Ford Probe got 7+g's in damage.

Her excuse was that she never saw me and she pressed the throttle instead of the brake. I simply cannot drive another car because of this accident.

The body shop wanted to fix my car as it was in tip-top condition, rust proofed every year, detailed and maintained by me of course.

I have only had my FX4 for 2 weeks and still getting used to driving the beast lol, but I feel extremely safe in it.

Let's hear some more stories!!!
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post #2 of 74 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 12:32 PM
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It runs in the family, we've always had trucks the only car we have is Mustang. I don't "need" a truck cause I don't haul or tow anything with it but like you said I feel safer in one. The 4wd is nice too.

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105th Anniversary Harley truck...'nuff said

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We camp alot and that is the biggest reason but we also have dogs and it's easier to transport them in a truck. I also like the added saftey if something were to happen, my wife was rearended a few years back by a fullsize van and if she were in a car it would probably have been ALOT worse. And I like to go wheeeling alot so a car would only get beat on with me driving.

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I ride a bike as well... and have a snowblower... and play a lot of competitive slo-pitch, with lots of gear. Stuffing crap in a trunk, or the back seat to go to tourneys doesn't work... and the snowblower and the motorcycle don't fit in the backseat.

I'm also 6'6"... so finding a car with the proper leg room is hard to do as well.

Also, you just never know when you're going to get the call to pick up a friend's bike because it broke down, or he crashed... or help someone move something. People complain about their friend's calling them because they have a truck... I look at it as an excuse to drive.
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i've been in an accedent with the sunfire and then i bought my ranger and i feel a lot safer in it and i've been in one accedent wiht it and 2800$ damage to my truck lol..
and i'll never go back to a car no way no how. i usua;llly dont let my friend drive his car

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Sold the car cause it had a bodykit.. NEVER PUT BODYKIT ON A CAR!!!!!!!!! PITA!

I'm starting motocross racing again in the summer, I go camping often so when I sold the car it was just a matter of which truck getting. Plus lifted truck look too good to pass up

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I live in Northern Ontario and work in the bush...Truck just makes sense

I only drive in the city, to get out of it!!!
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I hunt, fish, camp and do a lot of home repairs so I need the hauling capabilitites, but it is also my daily driver so I got the Ranger, it's still small enough to zip around the city not to badly.

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post #10 of 74 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 07:04 PM
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Well 2 reasons I have a truck: 1 to pull a RV trailer and 2: So I can piss my neighbours off when I can drive anywhere I want in the snow whille they struggle with their cars and mini vans.

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