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    Truck sales up 15% this Jan

    Over last year. Innerestin. More bikers? Better trucks? Cheap fuel?
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    Cheep fuel. Mostly Americans aren't vary smart and have a really short memory. Just because gas is cheep right now people sign up for 7 years of payments on a truck that gets really crappy MPG. Some people are making more money and can afford it. Most just don't think or plan for the future.

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    There is only one reason why gas is cheap right now... Saudi Arabia says so. They are driving the price down to kick out all the upstart competition. They can afford these low profits for a while. The new suppliers and frackers can't.

    Thus, the price will go up again. Fo-sho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    There is only one reason why gas is cheap right now... Saudi Arabia says so. They are driving the price down to kick out all the upstart competition. They can afford these low profits for a while. The new suppliers and frackers can't.

    Thus, the price will go up again. Fo-sho.
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    Trucks have become so much more than hauling stuff every day. It's a way of life and a way to ride around in a land-yacht the likes of which far exceeds the excess of a Cadillac or Lincoln. You can easily dump 60 grand these days on one from a dealer. Think about it for a bit. It's the status-symbol in many areas of the US.
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    Very true. The downside to this is that as mentioned, trucks can easily push into the $50K range because of all the "standard" equipment people require (power and heated everything, nav and tech packages), leaving very little in the work-truck end of the spectrum. A basic, 1/2 ton V8 4wd truck shouldn't cost more than $30K, but most start in the upper $30's and come with a lot of stuff to enhance their use as a daily driver, not the function of what they are meant to do.

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    yup, cheap gas.

    Living in East Texas for a number of years, I really saw how much of a status symbol big trucks were for some. It was a rural area, so I definitely did see some real work trucks. beat to $hit by cattle and hauling farm stuff. THOSE are real trucks.

    Then I saw what so many college students drove as their daily drivers. The optioned-out trucks at the top end of the price scale to begin with, with hopped up exhaust, chipped engines, jacked up suspension, and huge, knobby tires that only ever got chewed up on pavement. Gleaming shiny from the fact that these trucks were washed weekly. sad.

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    Time to roll some serious coal!!! YEEE HAWWW!

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    ^^^^^ For guys who need but are too embarrassed to buy Viagra or Cialis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Very true. The downside to this is that as mentioned, trucks can easily push into the $50K range because of all the "standard" equipment people require (power and heated everything, nav and tech packages), leaving very little in the work-truck end of the spectrum. A basic, 1/2 ton V8 4wd truck shouldn't cost more than $30K, but most start in the upper $30's and come with a lot of stuff to enhance their use as a daily driver, not the function of what they are meant to do.
    Right around 2008 I tried to buy a Tundra crew max. I told them I don't want it loaded but I want the back up camera. 47k and they would pay off my Ram that was my trade in I really wanted one and the guy flat out told me they really don't make this as a work truck and sell them to people that plan on not really using them. All of them come so full of stuff it drives the price up. I walked away that day and haven't looked at a new truck since.

    Oddly enough I still own and drive the Ram I was going to trade in. I paid 20k for it in 2004 and refuse to buy a new truck at 40k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Over last year. Innerestin. More bikers? Better trucks? Cheap fuel?
    Don't blame me--I only bought the one...

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    I just got me a got dang pick up truck 'MURICA. I dun did me sum shoppin an behold, I find out dem toyodas or whatever ya call them rinky dinks are ESPENSIVE!

    Seriously Toyotas are beyond over priced. Toyota used to be a leader in development and automotive advancement, but they're now just milking their name and the Toyota badge. I wanted to buy a 2014 Tacoma 4x4 with a V6. When the dealer told me 32K I laughed in their face and asked how they could sell such an outdated midsize pickup that gets 19mpg for so much money. They responded, well, It's a Toyota! I picked my shit up and walked out the door across the street to the Dodge dealership and bought a 2014 Ram Express V8 4x4 for 25k. Not only did I get way more truck, I got a 7 year 100k warranty. Also my 395 hp hemi gets 22 mpg highway, that's better than the WRX I traded in for it and it uses regular instead of premium.

    Plus, come on. This thing looks amazing compared to most trucks out there.


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    I do believe that Toyota's are pretty well built and engineered, but they have been slipping lately. The new-ish '16 Taco will be close to $40K when loaded, and is really a "lifestyle" truck- that will really get the fanboy's worked up.

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    Re: Truck sales up 15% this Jan

    I bought a Dodge Dakota new in 2002 for $16800. V8, auto, AC, PS, PB, cloth interior, CD.
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    Second greatest retail marketing campaign in the history of the US.

    Second only to the US wedding industry.
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    Truck sales up 15% this Jan

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    Second greatest retail marketing campaign in the history of the US.

    Second only to the US wedding industry.
    Ha I never really thought about that, things the 'industry' has so many people convinced if you don't spend an obscene amount of money on them then you're a nobody.

    My truck that's worth maybe $1500 does everything most new ones will do, well maybe it doesn't connect to my Facebook, have a backup camera... Does have a cassette deck though!

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    They bought new trucks just in time when gas prices are going back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyride1 View Post
    They bought new trucks just in time when gas prices are going back up.
    Its hilarious how dumb some people are and fall for the same trick over and over again.
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