Friday, June 14, 2013

They don't make em like they used to....

Talking about trucks.  If you look at a pickup truck today it is so full of stuff I am amazed that the 300 horsepower they put in them is enough to get them down the road....

I miss the old trucks, like the mid-eighties Toyotas....

I do not remember if the Toyota had carpet in it or not, it was the SR5 xtra cab, so it may have.... 

Trucks should not have carpet, it gets dirty.

The truck had two seats.

It had heat.

It had a sliding rear window.

2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine, automatic.

14 inch steel wheels.

It got 26 mpg on the highway and about 22 in town....

Now I have a 1994 Ford Ranger, it is an old mine truck, it literally had no options.

It did not come with a radio....

2.3 liter 4 cylinder, automatic.

24 hwy, 20 in town....

Lets compare that to today....

The smallest truck that Ford makes is the F-150....

It is advertised to get 17-20 mpg, although I doubt those numbers on American cars, they always seem to get less than the estimates.

It has so many buttons on the dash I do not know where to begin.

It is 50% larger than my little Ranger.....

Toyota still makes the Tacoma, and you can get it with almost nothing, although it still has some odd things like heated outside mirriors.  Why?

When you put shit like that on a truck it breaks, and then it is expensive to fix.

Bring back the little pickup trucks, and get all the needless shit out of them as well, then you can make them cheap, and you can make them efficient.

Please?