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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I'm always amazed at the justifications friends and acquaintances will use to buy a pick up trick. 'No man, I really move a lot of stuff. Like I had to move to my apartment and I could have never done that without the pickup.' The dick pumping that people get from big cars is so mystifying to me.
    I drive a Scion Xb and I used to travel between Las Vegas and San Francisco with my cat. He has more damn luggage than I do! I can move some pretty big items and if I have to haul lumber, I'll rent a pickup for the day. I classify pickups with baggy pants - a pointless fashion statement.

    But I see how people buy these monster trucks and then crab about the cost of gas. Surreal.

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    "Little Wagons"?

    We call those coffins with wheels here in Texas.
    45 years ago we had in the Soviet Union the same machine. People called her "bed bug".



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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I drive a Scion Xb and I used to travel between Las Vegas and San Francisco with my cat. He has more damn luggage than I do! I can move some pretty big items and if I have to haul lumber, I'll rent a pickup for the day. I classify pickups with baggy pants - a pointless fashion statement.

    But I see how people buy these monster trucks and then crab about the cost of gas. Surreal.
    Some people do need a truck. Try doing carpentry work out of the back of a compact car, or hauling firewood in a hatchback. However, most people that have them don't have them because they really need them, but rather its because they like driving them. In their case, I agree, its ridiculous to drive a gas guzzler then bitch about the price of gas (especially considering that by driving a gas guzzler you are part of the problem when it comes to high gas prices). I used to drive a 4wd Crew Cab Colorado. I always liked driving trucks and they fit with my lifestyle in that it was easy to throw fishing equipment in the back, a canoe on it, throw my road bike in it and so on. Plus the 4wd was nice in the snow and when I needed to get up a jeep road to a trail head. However, when gas started getting really expensive I traded in the truck for a little Kia Soul. I got literally twice the mpg, have plenty of space to throw stuff in the back like fishing equipment or my road bike, and if I need to get up a poorly maintained forest service road to a trailhead I just drive my wife's Subaru. I still liked driving trucks better, but its not enough to justify the piss poor mpg they get.

    As a side note, my Kia Soul actually has better crash test ratings than my truck did, and being it stops much quicker its probably a safer vehicle to drive.
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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

    for people who live alone or who are without kids yet, such a small car in a city setting could be very useful. Low cost fuels and easy parking. Or as a second car for someone. If you live on the country and need to transport stuff such a car will never work for you and you would be dumb to have that as your only car. But as a second car maybe it would even work there. I think this will be the kind of car a lot of young people might at one time own, especially if they make them cooler and keep them affordable to buy and operate.

    I own a Fiat Panda and love it, it looks nice, drives well and doesn't bankrupt your wallet.
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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    for people who live alone or who are without kids yet, such a small car in a city setting could be very useful. Low cost fuels and easy parking. Or as a second car for someone. If you live on the country and need to transport stuff such a car will never work for you and you would be dumb to have that as your only car. But as a second car maybe it would even work there. I think this will be the kind of car a lot of young people might at one time own, especially if they make them cooler and keep them affordable to buy and operate.

    I own a Fiat Panda and love it, it looks nice, drives well and doesn't bankrupt your wallet.
    A lot of people in the country have an old truck as their second vehicle to haul stuff with or when the need a truck, but their daily driver is a newer fuel efficient car. Modern small cars are designed to be roomier inside than they used to be. I have a wife and 3 kids and we do just fine with her driving a Subaru Outback and me driving a Kia Soul. All 5 of us fit into either car comfortably. We have made no telling how many 7 hour road trips down to Arkansas in those vehicles and several 14 hour road trips down to Houston in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Some people do need a truck. Try doing carpentry work out of the back of a compact car, or hauling firewood in a hatchback. However, most people that have them don't have them because they really need them, but rather its because they like driving them. In their case, I agree, its ridiculous to drive a gas guzzler then bitch about the price of gas (especially considering that by driving a gas guzzler you are part of the problem when it comes to high gas prices). I used to drive a 4wd Crew Cab Colorado. I always liked driving trucks and they fit with my lifestyle in that it was easy to throw fishing equipment in the back, a canoe on it, throw my road bike in it and so on. Plus the 4wd was nice in the snow and when I needed to get up a jeep road to a trail head. However, when gas started getting really expensive I traded in the truck for a little Kia Soul. I got literally twice the mpg, have plenty of space to throw stuff in the back like fishing equipment or my road bike, and if I need to get up a poorly maintained forest service road to a trailhead I just drive my wife's Subaru. I still liked driving trucks better, but its not enough to justify the piss poor mpg they get.

    As a side note, my Kia Soul actually has better crash test ratings than my truck did, and being it stops much quicker its probably a safer vehicle to drive.
    I just love the Kia Soul, which I consider a knockoff of my Scion. I mean that in a nice way.

    I have neighbors that do carpentry and gardening. Of course they have big old pickups.

    Also, I don't have a bad attitude toward the Hummer drivers, unless they complain about gas prices. If you can afford to drive a giant vehicle, you have every right to do so. But why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    A lot of people in the country have an old truck as their second vehicle to haul stuff with or when the need a truck, but their daily driver is a newer fuel efficient car. Modern small cars are designed to be roomier inside than they used to be. I have a wife and 3 kids and we do just fine with her driving a Subaru Outback and me driving a Kia Soul. All 5 of us fit into either car comfortably. We have made no telling how many 7 hour road trips down to Arkansas in those vehicles and several 14 hour road trips down to Houston in them.
    I agree, modern small cars make a lot better use of the space inside and are surprisingly roomy for their outside dimensions and I love driving my small car all over the Netherlands if I have to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    45 years ago we had in the Soviet Union the same machine. People called her "bed bug".


    That car looks like it would overheat pretty easily. How is it pulling air in through those tiny little vents for a grill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I just love the Kia Soul, which I consider a knockoff of my Scion. I mean that in a nice way.

    I have neighbors that do carpentry and gardening. Of course they have big old pickups.

    Also, I don't have a bad attitude toward the Hummer drivers, unless they complain about gas prices. If you can afford to drive a giant vehicle, you have every right to do so. But why?
    I like my Soul, but I think in the future I will go the route my wife has and always get a Subaru. They are by far the best vehicle you have have in the snow as they are the only true AWD, they are reliable, utilitarian, and fuel efficient. I have taken my wife's Outback up roads that I could have hardly gotten a stock 4wd truck up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I like my Soul, but I think in the future I will go the route my wife has and always get a Subaru. They are by far the best vehicle you have have in the snow as they are the only true AWD, they are reliable, utilitarian, and fuel efficient. I have taken my wife's Outback up roads that I could have hardly gotten a stock 4wd truck up.
    Oh, yeah, snow. It only snows about once a decade here. So, you are in a very different situation.

    If I do buy one more car in my life, it will be even smaller than my Scion. But this is likely my last car.

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