One of the defining things about our homeland is the popularity of pickup trucks compared to other countries, especially in Europe and Asia. This love for pickup trucks is not just a perception but fact backed up by real sales numbers. According to Kelly Blue Book, full-size trucks made up 15% of the sales in 2017 while the top three spots for the most vehicles sold here in 2017 are occupied by trucks. At position three is the Ram with 500,723 cars sold, at position two is the Chevrolet Silverado with 585,564 units sold and at the top position with a considerable margin is the Ford F-Series with 896,764 units sold. More important still is the fact that each of these pickup trucks all recorded growth in sales from the previous year while other car segments recorded dips in sales.
Of the millions buying pickup trucks, a good number is men. In a world largely appreciating the advantages of a small car, the pickup truck has retained its attraction as a solid and useful option. Regardless of trade, location, and preferences of an individual, owning a pickup truck has become something to look forward to and even expected of any man. Though a number of them have yet to appreciate its important role, there is no doubt, any man could benefit from having a pickup truck parked in the driveway. Here are a number of reasons why everyone should own a pickup at least once in his life.
Men love tools and toys and they do not come better or more complete than a pickup. A pickup completes your tool collection, providing storage and means to easily ferry your other tools. In itself it is the perfect tool to solve a number of problems. Whether you are looking for a farm workhorse or an instrument to ferry items at a construction site and anything in between, you can rely on your truck to complete it all with minimum fuss. All the tools you will need for the task can be accommodated in different capacities, something not even an SUV can provide with great range.
One major worry for all car buyers is the value they get from their car. As a person, being able to get the most for your money is a quality to build and owning a truck provides you that in multiple ways.
Firstly, trucks are affordable in their base models and even when you start racking up the options, each offers a distinct quality that is worth the money. More than that, you get a vehicle that can serve diverse needs at a cost that is a bargain compared to deals offered by SUVs, sedans and compact cars.
If you are a person who truly loves cars, then a trip on a muddy and uneven track or road is something you look forward to. The rough and tumble is where you can truly tell if your machine will last and suit your demands. Even if you do not fancy terrains such as riverbeds, sand, mud gravel and other off-roading surfaces, necessity can still get you in such a situation and you want to be well prepared and not stuck with a sedan in snow or having to cancel your trips, especially with your family because of the condition of the terrain. There is nothing as thrilling as beating the rough and tumble conditions nature can offer.
Some cars come with pretty demanding maintenance schedules or simply lack any challenge that makes the maintenance process fun. With a pickup truck, there is a lot you can do on your own with only the manual to follow. The whole cleaning process, along with fitting new parts and options is simple in the sense that it does not call for much technical knowledge in the application, but is also challenging enough to land on your top DIY projects list. Much of the upgrading can be done over time and you will derive fun with cost-effective hacks for improving your truck.
Visibility can be a serious challenge in most cars especially in busy traffic or around corners. Most cars limit one to just a few meters while SUVs with stronger roof frames end up hampering visibility. Besides, knowing the positioning of other road users is much more comfortable when they can see without much straining, the road beneath them and the margins on both sides.
A pickup truck, with its size and height, offers you increased visibility than any other car even while on a busy road you can easily see over the cars ahead and behind you. This allows you to have better anticipation and aids an easier driving experience.
While in the hauling department a pickup is largely used for work, it is in the towing of stuff where adventure is had.
Whether you are looking for a reliable way to move the camping van, tow your boat to the river, pull a stuck car or move around with a trailer for extra storage capacity, a pickup is always ready.
As usual, the towing capacity differs across the range of the different segments and car makers. Again the Honda Ridgeline has the least capacity having 5000 pounds while at the other end of the spectrum is the Ford F-350 with the largest towing capacity of 21,000 pounds.
The one thing modern cars seem to struggle with is providing all the necessary and fancy amenities while still providing you with enough space to enjoy all that. It is always like you have to compromise something; it could be the leg room the driver’s cabin, the middle, rear passenger seat, the boot and where a luxurious option provides the needed space, you pay with head and leg room and sometimes it even hurts just sitting there.
Thankfully, the interior of trucks is roomier than what you even get in SUVs and at a fraction of the price of all these cars. There is hardly any sacrifice of compromise on space and you can pack the whole family in along with pets and toys.
Ultimately, there is a manly image and ego to think about. Just like women find the guy in the truck attractive, so does the rest of society.
A man in a truck is deemed more in control than the show off in a loud sports cars and more capable of handling things than the guy in a sedan or even worse the guy in a compact hybrid car.
Every guy needs such an impression every once in a while, so getting a pickup will show that you can handle responsibility and know how to take care of things. Of course, it will only work if your truck is clean and well maintained.
he biggest perk that comes with owning a truck is the satisfaction it brings. Getting a truck and customizing it to your needs and preferences is an achievement that every man should experience. There is the fun part of going for adventures as well as modifying it and there is also the sense of confidence it provides knowing that you are ready for any transport challenge that may happen. The happiness of lying in the bed of the truck with your date or effortlessly getting your family or friends to a campsite is only known by people who have owned a truck.
So, what are you waiting for!? Go out and buy that Truck Today! 🙂