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[#] Sat Mar 02 2019 19:20:09 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I looked at a few Tacos today and took one for a test drive. They're all the same total body length so you have a choice of a full size back seat (double cab) or a longer bed (crew cab). I knew the crew cab was small, but it's REALLY small. Deal-breaker small. I liked the size, power, and handling of the double cab with V6/4WD.

It feels like this is my size truck, but I haven't tried the full size ones yet. If I have time tomorrow I'll check out a Ford or a Dodge.

[#] Sun Mar 03 2019 11:04:05 EST from arabella @ Uncensored

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I, too, am considering a pick up truck, for my next vehicle, although a decision will not be made for at least 2 years



[#] Mon Mar 04 2019 10:54:44 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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The Colorado is a nicer truck than the Tacoma, IMHO.

[#] Tue Mar 19 2019 11:01:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The purchase of a truck has been put off for another couple of months due to some other bills that need to be paid first. I'm still going to drive a couple of full-size trucks before I make a decision. But I do want to have at least somewhat decent fuel economy, because it will be my daily driver.

I wouldn't buy a V4 or 2WD though. That's just stupid.

[#] Tue Mar 26 2019 20:07:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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What a serendipitous development.  I had to rent a car for a business trip, and the rental place offered me a free upgrade.   So this F-150 is my ride for the next three days.

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I'm enjoying it, but I can already tell it's a little too massive for me to use as a daily driver.  It was better than I thought it would be on fuel, though.  This one has the 8 cylinder engine, and in 2WD mode I was getting about 22 MPG on the highway.  I was surprised that I could see pretty much 360 degrees around the entire truck.  They've put big mirrors on it and the view through the windows is very good.  The ride is a bit on the stiff side.  It is, after all, a truck, and also I'm the very first renter to drive it.  Handling was more responsive than I expected.  I am having fun driving it (over curbs and obstacles and pedestrians etc etc etc).

The infotainment system is freaking brain damaged.  I wish it would just mirror my phone's screen and get out of the way.  Instead it switched to FM radio whenever I started the ignition, then when the phone is on it assumes that I want to listen to Pandora.  (No, not our Pandora ... the music streaming service.)  I wanted Waze navigation on the screen and my favorite podcast on the speakers.  That's it, nothing else.  Even once I got that going, whenever Waze had something to say, it lowered the volume from 20 down to 5 and then left it there.  So every time a navigation cue played, I had to crank the volume back up to hear my podcast again.

Still, a free upgrade from a standard car to an F-150 for three days is one hell of a test drive.  Now I don't have to visit a Ford dealership.  I still want to try out a Ram but I still think I'm leaning towards a mid size.



[#] Wed Mar 27 2019 16:05:55 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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If you're going to buy a truck, buy a mans truck.

[#] Wed Mar 27 2019 21:25:00 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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So, like, a Kia Sportage or a Honda CR-V?

[#] Thu Mar 28 2019 12:24:24 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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2019-03-27 21:25 from IGnatius T Foobar
So, like, a Kia Sportage or a Honda CR-V?



I guess that's okay if you're idea of being a man is to have a vagina.

[#] Thu Mar 28 2019 16:11:18 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Yes, I keep it tied up in the back of my CRV.



[#] Mon Apr 01 2019 09:50:31 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The "V" in CR-V stands for Vagina. It's the Honda CR-Vagina. Because it's a "chick truck".

Many years ago I drove a Kia Sportage, definitely another estrogen-powered vehicle. It had four wheel drive but that didn't matter because it didn't have enough power to make it up a hill.

Another one I don't care for is the Honda Ridgeline. It is, literally, an Odyssey with the top rear quarter of the body ripped off. If I wanted an Odyssey I would have fixed up the one I already owned. It's an underpowered, undersized, and quite frankly, an ugly vehicle.

I expect to have the $$$ together for a down payment sometime in May, and at that point we'll see what's available with the right mileage/cost/etc in the local market. It's still down to either a Tacoma, an F-150, or a Ram 1500.

After driving the Ford for a couple of days I did start getting used to its size. There is some irony to the fact that I had more trouble seeing the end of the nose than the end of the tail when I was moving it around in a parking lot. Backup cameras sure are nice. I'd love to find a truck that's just old enough to have a backup camera but doesn't have the onboard infotainment system.

[#] Mon Apr 01 2019 10:23:06 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I like my CR-V and it works perfectly for what I need it for.    

Here is an article for you, Review: Fiat Chrysler’s 2019 Ram 1500 is the best pickup you can buy today. 
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/29/review-fiat-chryslers-2019-ram-1500-is-the-best-pickup-you-can-buy.html

 



[#] Tue Apr 09 2019 11:43:02 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I like my CR-V and it works perfectly for what I need it for.    

What do you do with it, that makes it a good fit? I'm looking for a pickup truck to carry yard waste and the occasional collection of large objects.

[#] Fri Apr 12 2019 20:19:34 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I like an SUV, when I travel I usually travel with three, there is plenty of room for three, our luggage and the occasional dog. 

I don't have to worry about yard waste, all of the green yard waste I take to the undeveloped land behind the property.  If I need to lug "stuff" around I fold up the seats. I take household waste that doesn't go into the regular trash down to the county waste/recycling center.  I can fit about 25 bags of that god awful mulch crap in the back of it.  I can carry 2x4x8s in it if need be.  

I like it because it can carry five people if need be, and it has a lot of room for cargo.  



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