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Old June 17th, 2019, 03:45   #84
oilhammer
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I couldn't easily get by without a pickup, but I wouldn't dream of driving it around every day. I *could* get by with a trailer behind a car for most things, but it would be clunky and inconvenient. Plus, used pickup trucks are CHEAP and are everywhere.

One of the reasons I do not drive mine unless I need to is its abysmal fuel economy, though. If someone sold something like it that was capable of getting into the 30s, which is totally possible since the technology already exists, I'd drive one more. But the manufacturers won't do that for us at a price point that makes any sense. So my $3k F150 that gets 16 MPG sits much of the time. I am not buying a 30 MPG pickup for $50k that has a bunch of stuff I do not need or want, without the one thing I DO need and want: the proper 8 ft bed. I also do not really relish the idea of a rando-fail slushbox liability hanging over my head either.
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