Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: rural southwestern N.Y. State
Thankfully everyone doesn't agree with your ironglow or we wouldn't have Toyota corrolas and buick regals that would hand a 60s gto its lunch. Heck my pickup with give it a good run. Lets see you don't think Americans want performance but it does sell and you don't think americans want big trucks but they sell pretty well too. Matter of fact its you that's in the minority. Performance sells. Its why your mystical stripped 4 cly 2x4 pickup isn't even a viable market in this country."
Golly Lloyd; I didn't expect many to agree with me ! That is why I prefaced my last post with "I guess I am too much the pragmatist"!. Lets face it, in most cases,
if a car will go 170mph, that is about 100mph more than one can use legally in most states in these United States.
Again, I didn't say"Americans don't want performance".. I only questioned the maturity of getting a car capable of 160mph, when our laws allow a max of 70mph !
I never said Americans don't want big trucks..certainly there are many trades and professions that call for those specifications. I only suggested that the average homeowner may only use his truck as a truck, perhaps 10% of the time..and almost never to it's maximum weight allowance..
I am used to being in the minority, because instead of searching for outrageous performance and great luxury, I enjoy the search for efficiency, far more than outright speed and power performance. Many are caught up in the performance thing, just like the super car drivers in the videos above.
To me, since most pickups now have plush carpets, obviously that is also a high demand item..and likely why some farmers, loggers, surveyors or forestry management experts, and land mover operators..have some mighty messy floors in their pickups.
..But it is a free country, and each has their free will, where trucks are considered.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. (Alexander the Great)