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Old 07-03-2017, 07:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Vman455 View Post
what any of us will do when we need to tow a 53' trailer
let's see your pickup truck do that in this hypothetical pissing contest.
Ok. Here ya go bud, thats a 50 footer, "now serving Crow at table 5"
Better go buy a Peterbilt just in case.

I don't have to run out and buy them, if you want, the Peterbilts (yes theres more than one) are out at the garage, if you want me to run out there its a 20 mile trip and take pictures of them I can?
And as far as what he said it was a bash against trucks, I just reminded all that trucks have a purpose. And you may not need one but that doesn't mean everybody else doesn't, his comment below.

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Concerning winter driving, trucks have the worst handling, even in 4-wheel drive when compared to an all wheel drive car.

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Old 07-03-2017, 08:22 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by guudasitgets View Post
And as far as what he said it was a bash against trucks, I just reminded all that trucks have a purpose. And you may not need one but that doesn't mean everybody else doesn't, his comment below.
It wasn't a bash against trucks, only the truth that if clearance isn't an issue, an AWD (or FWD) car performs better in the snow than an unloaded truck.

I own a Dodge/Cummins, so I know all about the utility and capabilities. I've also spent 30 frantic seconds trying to regain control of it when I hit a patch of black ice. Any car with 4 wheels would have been easier to recover than that truck.

Since the OP was considering replacing the truck with a Focus, it's obvious the reduction of towing isn't a concern. The only other consideration would then be winter driving performance, which a truck is poor at.
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Are we really gonna have a truck pissing contest here on EM? REALLY?


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