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Old 01-31-2010, 02:20 PM   #76
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:24 PM   #77
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they're everywhere down under.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:28 PM   #78
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I'd rather have:

There is a whole lot to be said about those. But you do make a lot of compromises driving an old car. Its not for everyone.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:33 PM   #79
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Am I the only person in the world who doesn't want to have to lift shit up to chest level to get it into the bed?

I'd rather have the '82 Volkswagen.
Very true. And I don't want to get out a stepladder just to get stuff off the roof rack.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:20 PM   #80
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they're everywhere down under.

back when i thought they were gonna bring the pontiac g8 in a ute form i really really wanted one.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:45 PM   #81
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Always wanted one. Always will. The Baja was a swing and a miss.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:51 PM   #82
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Anyone who likes those is a bloody bogan.

In unrelated news, the reason small pick-ups have failed is that, for a small pick-up to have decent mileage and still be able to carry/tow things, it must have a very particular engine type/config. An engine which has already been discussed in this thread when talking about international pick-ups.

That engine, unfortunately, is not offered by anyone in the US right now.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:05 PM   #83
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I would strongly prefer an old Toyota with the 22R engine in 4 wheel drive to take offroad or to the ends of the earth rather than any current offering.
Thank you for the required by ADV edict mention of the 22R engine. We were growing concerned.

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Old 01-31-2010, 04:11 PM   #84
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Always wanted one. Always will. The Baja was a swing and a miss.
I wish when Subaru brought out that Baja they would have instead done an updated brat... just a bit of storage behind the front two seats and a decent sized bed (maybe 5'), on their new Legacy/Outback mechanicals.

It would have been a winner.

Instead they put out a vehicle with a three foot bed.

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Old 01-31-2010, 04:16 PM   #85
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How much of this is due to the brainwashing of Americans (USA, not the rest of America) to demand bigger and assume it's better? I don't need a full size truck. I don't want a full size truck. I don't tow anything larger than a jon boat. I don't haul anything bigger than a motorcycle. I don't want a stepladder to get into the bed. I don't want to impress the idiot next door.
Minimalism and practicality seem to be contrary to "wants" of the average American. The number of crew cab, 3/4 ton, 4x4 trucks I see being used as commuter vehicles with one driver and zero passengers on a daily basis is astounding.
Until the mindset of the masses changes, why would a company bother to try and introduce an economical utilitarian truck? We've already proven we're too thickheaded to appreciate one.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:40 PM   #86
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it's hard to make a pickup get decent mileage.

You'll notice that a lot of small, medium, and even many larger pickups have stubby, nearly useless beds (including the example pictured) -- if you actually need to haul anything, you're pretty much forced into a full-size.
Most pick ups sold here are diesels - that gives them economy,and they pull a bigger load.

The small tray was a complaint with the Triton,the new model has a slightly bigger tray.But they are available in single cab,and we often remove the original well side and fit a flat deck.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:44 PM   #87
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Anyone who likes those is a bloody bogan.
I dont know that that means, so I'm just going to assume it means something good. Like intelligent or handsome.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:07 PM   #88
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I dont know that that means, so I'm just going to assume it means something good. Like intelligent or handsome.
I'm afraid not.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:33 PM   #89
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Human ills, I knew that response was coming from somebody, Ive been riding bikes for 35 years and street bikes for 25(iam only 41) the love of riding has outwayed the danger. I guess when Iam in the cage its nice not to feel so vulnerable once in a while. Plus I only get 7 months of riding here.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:36 PM   #90
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When I was a kid my neighbor had that vw pick up with a diesel engine. Seemed to last him forever.
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