Comment 2T5Z Re: Not a pickup


Nissan has built an Electric Pickup, and you can't have one


Not a pickup (Score: 2)

by on 2014-09-28 19:39 (#2T00)

That's not a pickup. That's a VW with the back chopped.

Re: Not a pickup (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-29 07:56 (#2T08)

I believe the 3rd sentence of the summary already says just that...

Never-the-less, a pickup today is practically unrecognizable from a pickup from 20 years ago. Today they're part small luxury car, part minivan, and only part pickup.

You might well just be looking at what pickups will morph into, in another 20 years, as astronomical oil price cause people to demand fuel efficiency combined with more cargo hauling capabilities than a hatchback can possibly offer. Perhaps fuel efficiency and crash worthiness rules will tighten up so much that compact pickups get to be just that small and aerodynamic, too.

Re: Not a pickup (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-30 03:15 (#2T0S)

I guess I have a different perspective - since my pickup is about 20 years old.

But seriously, he aggi freshmen that show up every year, driving new F150/250's look a whole lot like my nearly 20 year old pickup. The thing in the article doesn't look much like any of 'em.

Re: Not a pickup (Score: 1)

by on 2014-10-08 03:48 (#2T5Z)

Bah. Pickups changed in 1997 and they ain't been the same since.

...says the person driving a 1991 F-350.

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