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Old 08-12-2015, 11:32 AM
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Default "Luxury" trucks account for half of all truck sales?

http://m.omaha.com/money/pickup-truc....html?mode=jqm

Interesting read in my local paper today. I know we've all seen trucks escalate into the $50,000+ range, but I never realized what a large segment of truck buyers are willing to spend that much.

Ford says their top of the line 2016 F150 Limited will exceed $60k! Ford said that about 30% of their truck sales exceed $50k. Dodge was like 30% and GM was 50% !

Personally, I want a truck where I can load up, tie down and go, without having to worry about a scratch on the bed or on the bed rails here and there.
I saw a guy at Home Depot loading up a little bit of lumber, wrapping blankets all around it to protect his diamond of a truck and I just had to laugh .
A truck should be a truck. Luxury features are for luxury cars.
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:38 AM
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Personally, I want a truck where I can load up, tie down and go, without having to worry about a scratch on the bed or on the bed rails here and there.
I saw a guy at Home Depot loading up a little bit of lumber, wrapping blankets all around it to protect his diamond of a truck and I just had to laugh .
A truck should be a truck. Luxury features are for luxury cars.
My 2 cents.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:05 PM
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If I could afford it I would too. My next one with be fully loaded. might as well get what I want.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:20 PM
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This is discriminatory towards trucks. Not all trucks are poor workhorse pigs! You automotist!
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:32 PM
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:02 PM
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http://m.omaha.com/money/pickup-truc....html?mode=jqm Interesting read in my local paper today. I know we've all seen trucks escalate into the $50,000+ range, but I never realized what a large segment of truck buyers are willing to spend that much. Ford says their top of the line 2016 F150 Limited will exceed $60k! Ford said that about 30% of their truck sales exceed $50k. Dodge was like 30% and GM was 50% ! Personally, I want a truck where I can load up, tie down and go, without having to worry about a scratch on the bed or on the bed rails here and there. I saw a guy at Home Depot loading up a little bit of lumber, wrapping blankets all around it to protect his diamond of a truck and I just had to laugh . A truck should be a truck. Luxury features are for luxury cars. My 2 cents.
Would you consider your ranger a trucks truck?

If yes please explain.
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:09 PM
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I like simplicity, cheap truck with crank windows, locks, manual mirrors and manual seats. I like trucks I can load shit in and not care if I get a scratch on the bed. I don't want heated seats, backup camera etc.

With that said, not everyone is that way. Some people just buy trucks for commuters. They want the luxury of an SUV but want a truck. It's not for me but if that makes someone happy who cares?

I do agree though, trucks have gotten ridiculously expensive. My dad payed like 25,000 for his 98 f150 brand new
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:14 PM
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It's called a spray in bedliner. My truck has a lot nicer features than a ranger and I still use it to haul shit.

Just because you drive a shitmobile doesn't make it anymore of a truck than a 60k f150
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:31 PM
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Would you consider your ranger a trucks truck? If yes please explain.
If a "trucks truck" is a truck used to haul a dirt bike out to the trail, lumber to rebuild my deck, moving furniture, taking rolls of carpet to a job site, delivering a jetted bath tub, carrying my camping gear, fishing gear and cooler of beer for the weekend, letting silly kids ride in the back down a dirt road, watching a drive in movie laying back in the bed, and doing whatever it's told for 182,000 trouble free miles, then hell YES, it's a truck.

Is it the toughest, meanest looking truck ? Off road capable? No. But it does exactly what I need.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:35 PM
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it does exactly what I need.
And their +$50k truck does exactly what they need as well.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:38 PM
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Wow, some people get really butt hurt over an OPINION !
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:39 PM
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If a "trucks truck" is a truck used to haul a dirt bike out to the trail, lumber to rebuild my deck, moving furniture, taking rolls of carpet to a job site, delivering a jetted bath tub, carrying my camping gear, fishing gear and cooler of beer for the weekend, letting silly kids ride in the back down a dirt road, watching a drive in movie laying back in the bed, and doing whatever it's told for 182,000 trouble free miles, then hell YES, it's a truck.

Is it the toughest, meanest looking truck ? Off road capable? No. But it does exactly what I need.
So how does that make any other truck less of a truck?

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Wow, some people get really butt hurt over an OPINION !
You appear to be the only one who is butthurt
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:41 PM
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I'm not debating "more of a truck / less of a truck."
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:42 PM
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I'm not debating "more of a truck / less of a truck."
Then wtf was your original post about?
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:44 PM
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Well, we now know why he rolls around in a 500 dollar hooptie
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