Whenever you see a pickup truck cruising down the road, all sorts of rugged day dreams flash through your mind: a cross county road trip while tugging a horse trailer behind you, a long day’s work hauling tree limbs in your pickup’s bed, and maybe even wrangling cattle with your pickup, just for the fun of it.
It feels great to drive a truck, until people start asking you silly questions. Here are four questions pickup truck owners are probably tired of hearing.
But is It Comfortable?
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For a long time, when folks thought of a pickup truck their minds never connected it to the word “comfort.” Most people thought pickups were only fit for hauling heavy-duty things, like farm equipment and furniture. Today, the interiors of pickup trucks have evolved into a thing of style and comfort.
At one point, you couldn’t even whisper “leather interior” and “pickup truck” in the same sentence without someone looking at you like you’d gone crazy. Now, many pickup models boast leather interior and even heated seats. So, while the outside of your pickup may look rugged, the inside is a thing of comfort and luxury.
But isn’t a Pickup Just for Hauling?
You can just imagine what people think when they see someone driving a pickup. “Guess that person must really like helping people move,” or “That guy must love to haul bags of manure and stacks of hay from his farm or something.” Contrary to popular belief, pickup trucks aren’t just useful for hauling things around. In fact, with pickups coming in all shapes and sizes these days, you can easily have one as your day-to-day vehicle. Pickups are also especially useful for large dog owners and those who need to travel difficult terrains or drive in inclement weather.
You Chose that Gas-Guzzler Over A Car?
Ever notice that guy in the Prius shaking his head at you in judgment? Pickup truck owners are often asked why they would even buy such a large, gas-guzzling vehicle. Considering the economy, with its sky-high gas prices that just keep rising, this is actually a somewhat valid question. While pickup trucks are not exactly light on the gas, some models produce decent gas mileage — like the F150 and the Silverado. And the sheer versatility of a pickup makes up for high gas mileage. continue reading…