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It Isn't Like I Don't Have a Pickup...

Discussion in 'The Kitchen Sink' started by zephcom, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. zephcom

    zephcom Well-Known Member

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    Let's get the article posted first:

    Chevy is working on a truck that could be the first pickup to top $100,000

    I do have a pickup. It is a 1997 Ford F-250 HD diesel. I don't drive it much, but when one needs a truck, one needs a truck and not some tiny car that gets over 30 MPG.

    But what kind of insanity is it to spend nearly $100,000 for a PICKUP???? I'll bet the guy who buys one of these things would never put it under a front loader with 4,000 pounds of gravel.

    Sometimes I think some people just have too much money and it affects their brains.
     
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  2. Desk trauma

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    The kind very common among my coworkers. With all the extras and questionable finances involved I could point to a dozen trucks that will cost almost that much in my job sites parking lot. $1,000+ monthly truck payments aren’t uncommon.
     
  3. Hammster

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    I don’t have a truck anymore, but I do have a 96 GMC Suburban. 2500. Which is what I paid for it. :)
     
  4. zephcom

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    And they don't get good fuel economy either. If one is using their truck for a daily driver to get to and from work, they are just throwing good money after bad.

    My truck I bought used many years ago for $8,500. It gets 16 MPG. I use it when I need a truck. The rest of the time I drive my 2006 Scion. It gets 32 MPG. If I used the truck as a daily driver, I'd be broke.:wave:
     
  5. Dave-W

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    I would like to find a new SMALL pickup. Something about the size of an S-10. They do not make them anymore.
     
  6. zephcom

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    There must be some nice ones still in the used market. They do have their place for people who have need for something larger than a trunk but not something designed to haul the entire south side of Chicago.

    And they get better mileage than the big pickups.
     
  7. Gigimo

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    My next door neighbor who is a grounds contractor just brought home a few months ago a decked out Ford F450 (bays with electric locks, power inverter, special light package and all kinds of other goodies) that set him back $97K...
     
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  8. Dave-W

    Dave-W Welcoming grandchild #7, Arturus Waggoner! Supporter

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    I do have at least a couple sets of these pickups:
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  9. zephcom

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    Nice! And most likely they are much more reasonable priced than one hundred thousand dollars.
     
  10. Dave-W

    Dave-W Welcoming grandchild #7, Arturus Waggoner! Supporter

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    Indeed.

    GFS are considered "boutique" pickups. they are HOT and they sound sweet. And they are half the price of DiMarzios and Seymour Duncans.
     
  11. Speedwell

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    No? I guess I'd better hold on to my '97 Ranger.
     
  12. zephcom

    zephcom Well-Known Member

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    I can see that you were wise to avoid the Ford, Chevy and Dodge pickups. They quite simply could not have filled the bill like those do.
     
  13. Trogdor the Burninator

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    Toyota Hilux?

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dave-W

    Dave-W Welcoming grandchild #7, Arturus Waggoner! Supporter

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    Smaller than that.

    A new Chevy LUV would be ideal.
     
  15. joshua 1 9

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    It is not pride it is Ego and we should do all we can to get rid of our Ego.
     
  16. Messerve

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    Seriously... How about a nice inexpensive pickup which can still do things like plow snow? Lots of new trucks are too lightweight to even do any real work... :|
     
  17. zephcom

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    One needs at least a 3/4 ton before work can be done and even then one should have the HD (heavy duty) tag on it. My diesel is a 3/4 ton with air bag overloads on it. I've had 4,000 lbs of gravel in it before. It wasn't sinking any lower and I told the operator of the front loader to stop.

    It rode real nice on the way home.

    Baby trucks are made for bring a box spring and mattress home from Home Depot.
     
  18. Messerve

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    Good to know. Though in the case of snow plows it's the weight on the front they can't handle.
     
  19. zephcom

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    They don't have a stout enough frame for that weight. I learned that when I was looking for a lawn tractor that I could put a small bucket on the front. Unless you get a truly heavy duty lawn tractor adding the additional weight on the front will twist the frame.

    Baby trucks have baby frames. They are little more than cars with a pick-up body on them. They are great for what they are designed for...bringing home a couple bags of concrete from Home Depot. They just are not designed for snow plow blades.
     
  20. Messerve

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    When I hear baby trucks, I think of those Subaru's with the tiny little bed in back. In some countries they call those "Utilities". I think we still call them trucks here, but Utilities seems more accurate.

    There are snow plows you pull behind a truck, but it's obviously harder to maneuver when you can only watch it in your mirrors.
     
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