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Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:02 PM

The top 3 selling vehicles in America

#1 - Ford F150 Pickup Truck

#2 - Chevy Sliverado Pickup Truck

#3 - Dodge Ram Pickup Truck

We don't want no stinkin' Prius.....

Read it and weep lefty

https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/01/10/the-5-best-selling-vehicles-in-america-in-2015.aspx

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Aldar Mar 2017 OP
fools_gold Mar 2017 #1
Aldar Mar 2017 #2
fools_gold Mar 2017 #7
Aldar Mar 2017 #12
outside Mar 2017 #3
Muddling Through Mar 2017 #4
TexMex Mar 2017 #23
Muddling Through Mar 2017 #24
Aldar Mar 2017 #27
TexMex Mar 2017 #29
Aldar Mar 2017 #34
Tepid Mar 2017 #35
Aldar Mar 2017 #37
Tepid Mar 2017 #43
Aldar Mar 2017 #44
Tepid Mar 2017 #45
TexMex Mar 2017 #30
Tolk Mar 2017 #5
TexMex Mar 2017 #31
Tolk Mar 2017 #33
DP46 Mar 2017 #6
fools_gold Mar 2017 #9
DP46 Mar 2017 #13
JaimeBondoJr Mar 2017 #15
Daves Not Here Man Mar 2017 #8
Currentsitguy Mar 2017 #10
Daves Not Here Man Mar 2017 #14
Currentsitguy Mar 2017 #21
Tolk Mar 2017 #32
Currentsitguy Mar 2017 #40
Tolk Mar 2017 #41
TexMex Mar 2017 #36
Daves Not Here Man Mar 2017 #42
DoDaMan Mar 2017 #11
JaimeBondoJr Mar 2017 #20
DoDaMan Mar 2017 #22
JaimeBondoJr Mar 2017 #16
Aldar Mar 2017 #17
cologeek Mar 2017 #18
cologeek Mar 2017 #19
TexMex Mar 2017 #25
WritelyWrong Mar 2017 #26
TexMex Mar 2017 #39
wisbadger Mar 2017 #28
Aldar Mar 2017 #38

Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:11 PM

1. Certainly true here in Texas

I just drove a 140 mile round trip to a local State Park. I was paying attention to the vehicles I saw on the highway on the way. Well over half are pickup trucks, and mostly Dodge Rams (including mine.)

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:13 PM

2. I live in the Austin area and have a 2014 F150 4x4

I take it everywhere, off road included and can drive on beaches without getting stuck in the sand.

I love my truck

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Response to Aldar (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:20 PM

7. I'm about an hour north of you

Fort Hood skews us toward rice rockets and sport imports, but once west of Fort Hood into Lampasas County it turns into pickup country real fast.

I've owned one pickup truck or another since 1970.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 06:01 PM

12. Me too, since 1989, only trucks

once you buy your first one, you will never go back to a car

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Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:15 PM

3. All those coal miners

with bonus checks out shopping.

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Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:16 PM

4. Toyota Tundra V 6.

160 k miles.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:51 PM

23. Fertilize and water often

 

Who knows, it might grow into a truck someday 😂

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Response to TexMex (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:55 PM

24. *Snort*

21 mpg.

Meets my needs, crew cab seats 5 (6 if one's a midget).

I don't need the V8 or 4WD; Best feature is it's paid for.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 08:16 PM

27. My 2014 F150

Got the 5 liter V8, makes 360 hp, 380lbs torque, averages 17.3mpg and it flat moves, 32 valves, double over cams.

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Response to Aldar (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 09:20 PM

29. That 5.0 is a great little engine

 

It definitely has some zip.

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Response to TexMex (Reply #29)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 10:07 PM

34. Ford coyote motor

same as in the Mustang

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Response to Aldar (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 10:55 PM

35. My 2013 F150 Crew cab

3.5L V6 with Ecoboost.
365hp, 400ft.lb torque
18 in town
26 highway
Twin turbos
I am a contractor, I fix houses.

It was paid for when I drove it off the dealers lot.

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Response to Tepid (Reply #35)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 07:47 AM

37. Your truck has 420 pound ft of torque

I nearly got the ecoboost but gas mileage scared me off.

Read a LOT of F150 forums where people say they got worse mileage than the V8. If you are getting those kinds of MPG numbers, that is good.

My truck is also a super crew and 4x4

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Response to Aldar (Reply #37)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 02:34 AM

43. To much gas mileage? N/t

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Response to Tepid (Reply #43)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:11 PM

44. ???

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Response to Aldar (Reply #44)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:58 PM

45. " I nearly got the ecoboost but gas mileage scared me off. "

That is all I saw on my phone.
As far as my MPG goes, I do not have a lead foot and drive to the mileage marker on the dash. Use my cruise control on longer drives, there are many roads here where there is 2-3 miles between lights and the speed limit is 45 ( 32mpg). Even pulling a trailer at 70mph I can get 15- 17 mph at 65mph. That was my average between Ft, Hood and Houston with a load of 2800lb. on the trailer(1000lb.) and truck. Running 65-70 through the hills.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 09:24 PM

30. I just paid my 1-ton off

 

I got a $650 pay raise! The best trucks are paid off

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Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:18 PM

5. I have a 91 Caddilac

It's sort of like a truck.
The trunk is bigger than the beds on a lot of the new trucks being sold these days.

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Response to Tolk (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 09:27 PM

31. Yep, my '76 Eldorado

 

Is a beast. The 500 C.I. engine is bigger than any pickup engine available today.

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Response to TexMex (Reply #31)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 09:54 PM

33. Yep,

They sure don't make real cars these days.
I was looking at picking up a Studebaker Lark a while back. It's considered a compact car but is bigger than today's full size cars.

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Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:20 PM

6. The F150 was the best selling vehicle, period ... for a few years

Might still be.

Haven't seen the global numbers recently but Ford sold more F150s than any other vehicle on the planet from the '90's to at least 2005, last time I checked.

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Response to DP46 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:22 PM

9. When my European friends come to visit Texas

and see all the pickup trucks they just shake their heads. They can't imagine why anyone other than a farmer would want a truck.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 06:13 PM

13. They can't understand shooting ranges either

But every time the guys from our London, Milan or other European or Japanese offices came to the US for meetings, they all wanted to go to a gun range.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 06:34 PM

15. Bless their hearts. We all need to be more like Europeans.

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Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:21 PM

8. Fuck a truck. Jeep till I die!

And not that liberty shitbox.

Patriot or Wrangler

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:35 PM

10. Get a real Jeep, will ya?

My 69 CJ5.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 06:29 PM

14. Oh, I love those bad boys.

Someday. I need family friendly ones, currently.

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:01 PM

21. If you ever do

Stick to the Pre AMC Kaisers. 66 to 70 offered a Buick derived 225 oddfire V6. It is a must. They are still only good for about 55 max but they have enough low end torque they can pull trees out of the ground. 66 and 67 use a non synchronized transmission so brush up on your double-clutching skills. The 10 gallon tank is a PITA, expect to fill up a LOT.

Still they're a blast.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 09:35 PM

32. Nice

Are you sure that's a 69?
The wipers and marker lights put it a few years older.

I have a 69 Renegade I, I'm slowly getting it road worthy.
Rebuilt the whole drive train, suspension and steering. Just need to do some body work, wiring, windshield and tires.

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Response to Tolk (Reply #32)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 11:20 AM

40. The serial and title think so

I think there are some older parts cobbled together.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #40)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 11:54 AM

41. Very likely

I have a few different years mixed in on mine.
Rear axle is from a 50 something M38A at least until I get around to rebuilding and regearing my original axle with the power lock and self adjusting brakes.

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 01:46 AM

36. Better have two Dana axels & a transfer case

 

If you're calling it a Jeep. I'm a dogmatic purist.

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Response to TexMex (Reply #36)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 12:04 PM

42. I dunno who Dana is, but she sounds hot.

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Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 05:37 PM

11. My pickup truck is a 1986 Toyota 4x4 with 340K miles. My other that I drive

is a 2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited.
Wife has a bran new Toyota 4 Runner
Kid drives our old 2003 4 Runner.

Switched to Toyota back in the day and don't ever see me switching back.



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Response to DoDaMan (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 06:43 PM

20. My Wife traded her '08 Tahoe for a '17 Highlander. We're very disappointed in its snow manners.

We live at 7,000 feet and it's not uncommon to wake up to 8-10" of snow. With the Tahoe we didn't hesitate to go wherever we needed whenever we needed to go there. No chains necessary.

Not with this baby.

I'm not really happy with the ride comparison on the open road either. Highway mileage is better, but city mileage isn't really that different.

I miss that damn Tahoe.

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:25 PM

22. I never was a Highlander fan. Toyota baically created that for Soccer Moms and older folks.

To tell you the truth, most Toyota SUVs with the traction and skid control are worthless in snow and off the road. They designed them for awhile to sense wheel slip and they shut down the accelerator so folks that do not know how to drive "off road" wouldn't bury themselves. I am not sure about the Highlander, but you can by-pass the traction and skid control on some models.

The new 4Runner we have is a true off-road capable vehicle once again. They wimped those out for a long time but Toyota has now gone back to their roots.

The old "tankota" I have from 1986 is still a beast. I live on a hobby farm and I use it when my tractor won't do. Not a lot of power, it's banged all to hell and he kids put a Hippie paint job on it one day....but it keeps on ticking.

One thing about Toyota is that outside of brakes, tires, and the occasional oil change there is not a lot of maintenance to be done.

M wife ran over a little Lexus convertible and banged up the front end of our Sequoia last year. We missed it and likewise did the dealership when they repaired the front end. We drove that Sequoia for 6 months with not even a drop of antifreeze in the radiator (nor water) and it only overheated when sitting in traffic.

Tacoma, FJ cruiser, Land Cruiser, and the new 4Runner are true off road capable vehicles.

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Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 06:37 PM

16. The last vehicle I'll ever buy...

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 06:38 PM

17. Sweet!

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 06:40 PM

18. Drool.

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Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 06:42 PM

19. 97 Dodge Dakota

4x4 5spd V8

I confess to having a 96 BMW 328i as my other wheels. Not as utilitarian, but a blast to drive on mountain highways!

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Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:57 PM

25. F350 Crew Cab Longbed SRW Diesel FX4

 

#winning

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Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 08:06 PM

26. I remember when pickups were cheaper than cars

and the automakers still made a good profit on them. Being a traditionalist, I would hardly call these versions as trucks, and more akin to woose wagons. Where are my vinyl seats.

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Response to WritelyWrong (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 10:23 AM

39. They still make them look in fleet

 

and rural dealer lots as well. You can get vinyls seats and floors w/o carpet. The auto makers are just providing what the customer wants. You just have many more choices today. Since when is more choice a bad thing?

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Response to Aldar (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 08:57 PM

28. 2016 Silverado high Country. Love it!

Interior is as nice as any luxury car I've been in yet it's a truck on the outside

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Response to wisbadger (Reply #28)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 07:49 AM

38. That is a nice truck

I owned three Z71's before getting the F150. The 2005 Z71 Crewcab is my favorite truck. Had the Bose sound system and it was awesome. Kept it for 8 years.

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