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I hate most oversized - and especially lifted - trucks
Posted by DnstrDan [Email] (#1361) [Profile/Gallery] (more from DnstrDan) on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 11:52:43

In Reply to: I'm convinced it's inherent to pickup trucks, GFW3pedals [Profile/Gallery] , Fri, 8 Jun 2018 06:57:12
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IMO, I think that many of their owners enjoy intimidating other drivers on the highway.
I have no beef against anyone who buys a large pickup truck with a legitimate business case for doing so (e.g., hauling livestock, or a 15,000 pound RV trailer). But many I see on the freeways here are not used for any kind of useful work, or if they are, for turning a profit.

My particular gripes:
1) Driving an oversized pickup truck at 80+ mph while changing lanes as if it were a BMW.
2) Lifted trucks *under any circumstances*. These monstrosities belong off the road, and are killing machines on the highway. We SAAB owners are justifiably proud of our car's crashworthiness, but it will be for naught if we get hit at high speed by one of these. Their bumpers don't match up with other vehicles, and will simply roll over them while obliterating the cabin which was not designed to withstand an eye-level shearing impact.

I remember when the state DMVs had teeth and rigorously enforced vehicle codes. Nowadays, it seems that anything goes.

In my father's day, pickup trucks were sensible vehicles built for utility purposes - not as a machismo lifestyle statement nor as a tribal cipher. My dad literally ran them well past their fully depreciated values and rarely bought new.

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