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post #21 of 28 Old 11-20-2013, 10:47 PM
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My pickup is off the road for the winter - we had a third econobox sitting unused so we swapped things for the winter. Given as how we don't tow at all during the winter driving a 1-Ton CCLBDRW truck was a waste when I had a car that would use half the fuel.

That said, I MISS the truck. I miss being able to lug things around without them having to fit in the car. I miss being able to toss something in the back without fear of it messing up the interior, or having to fold down the seats.

Yes, you soon learn to appreciate what a truck can offer, no question.
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post #22 of 28 Old 11-20-2013, 11:37 PM
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One thing on a truck purchase, Houston - not only is it more versatile for you, you may find that it is great for increasing your number of friends (by way of folks needing to haul something someplace).

Remember to post a picture and good luck in the hunt.
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post #23 of 28 Old 11-21-2013, 01:30 PM
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Once you get used to a truck, it's hard to imagine why so many cars are sold!
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post #24 of 28 Old 01-12-2014, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I got my truck! My Mini decided to come up with some very odd, random engine problem and it got the boot before it totally died.

After some research, driving a few models (F-150, Silverado/Sierra, Ram) I settled on a 2010 Ram 1500 Lonestar edition. It's a V8 with Hemi. You can't tell from the photo, but it's a soft cream color.

I must say, I love it already and feel VERY comfortable in it (though parking is going to take me a little practice ). It's surprisingly easy to handle despite me being used to my little Mini.

I think it will do it's job juuuuust fine. Thanks everyone for your help! Just wanted to post a small update.
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post #25 of 28 Old 01-12-2014, 10:27 AM
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Congratulations & welcome to the world of being a "truck-driver".
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post #26 of 28 Old 01-12-2014, 01:19 PM
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Once you get used to a truck, it's hard to imagine why so many cars are sold!
Yep. I have a '09 1500 Avalanche LTZ, so a smaller 1/2 ton and I love it. It hauls a 2 horse loaded like a dream and is small enough that parking at work isn't horrible either. While I miss not spending $150 on a tank, I wouldn't trade it for the world.
I've also upgraded some things - cold air and a catback - I have an ear to ear grin while I'm driving it.
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post #27 of 28 Old 01-12-2014, 01:35 PM
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Congrats on the new ride :) I love your truck I used to have one of the same year and loved it, pulled 2 horses around with ease. You will get used to parking it in a hurry lol.
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post #28 of 28 Old 01-12-2014, 06:46 PM
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That looks like a very good choice. I admit to being somewhat envious.
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