Nothing can hold me back!
For a short while I owned a 2002 F150 Lightning (stock 5,4L V8, 375hp or so)- it was a beast.*
The insurance,*mileage*and maintenance was through the roof, so I sold it after about a year - I miss it.*
Toyota Land Cruisers > Hilux > American Trucks.
Aussie / Jap trucks ftw!
I'm not really a truck kind of person - I'm more a small compact kind of guy - but if I had to buy one, it wouldn't be any of those brands.
I'd never buy a vehicle from any of the American automobile companies. They don't put the same care and craftsmanship into their vehicles as other companies do. They design them to fail after the warranty expires. They don't prioritize the things that matter to me, like environmental impact and new energy technology. (It took them years to make a hybrid, with much resistance!)
The only way I can speak out against such companies, and such design philosophies - to show that I do not approve, and do not support them - is by not giving them one dollar of my money.
I saw someone mention the Toyota Tacoma in this thread, and that would be my choice too - again, if I had to buy a truck of some sort.
Last edited by Atrea; 2012-03-12 at 08:54 AM.
doh my god....
All I want to know is...Why are there no pictures in this thread?! You cannot have a sexy truck thread without sexy truck pics!
But to contribute, I dont really have a truck anymore...I have a 2009 GMC Yukon XL. But my baby was a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 (/cry, still miss that truck).
I am in agreement with Holyforce. The more features and fancy crap you add to vehicles the greater the chances are that something is going to fail and the harder it is going to be to fix it. There are people with their diesel trucks that have put up to 1 million miles on them with just the basic maintenance, if that isn't a well built vehicle i don't know what the fuck is.
Everyone has their own opinion so don't be a douche dude. I prefer Dodges over Toyota but you don't see me talking crap. If you don't like the fact that someone might have a different opinion and you can't post in here without being a dick then just don't post. This is a thread to talk about your truck not to bash companies, people, or their opinions.
I dont own one but I grew up driving them. My dad has owned Chevy Silverado EXT Cab trucks ever since I learned to drive. I kinda went the other way on my first purchase (Chevy Cruze...its a bit smaller than the truck I learned to drive as a teen :P)
Originally Posted by Bashiok
I drive a '76 Ford F-150 Ranger that my father handed down to me when I turned 18 and graduated high school (I had been driving it since I was 16 anyway).
Still drives like a charm but I did have the engine and transmission replaced in 09.