/ death of regular cab pickups #111
- Mar 6, 2014
- Texarkana, TX
- Cub cadet 2450, JD 420, Ford LGT18H
Getting a base model truck is a thing of the past unless you are buying a mega order to really get what you want. Too many people just looking for a car with a small bed to carry a few things. Those who really want to use a truck for work are being pushed aside for the masses. The prices shown on the new models are crazy. When I see prices that require loans running to 84 months, that is nothing but crazy. I bought an 07 Chevy new and still have it. I think it will be the last new truck I ever buy.I'm a fence sitter, so I opted for the "supercab" which is 1-1/2 rows of seats. I had many late 60's/early 70's trucks in my youth, and I'm totally nostalgic for being able to stand on the side of the bed and even see what's in it, let alone reach over and get something. (I'm 5'-9") I may look for one again on those fancy TV car auction shows or find one I can throw a Jasper engine in to revive.
I can't see forking over $50-80K for one of today's complex technological wonders.