Comment 5811

By Ted Mitchell (registered) | Posted March 10, 2007 at 20:34:55

If trucks were only used by those who really needed them, I would have had no reason to write this article.

When trucks are used as on-road commuter vehicles, they are completely unsuited for this purpose like fish out of water.

Neither are they very good off-road vehicles, because of non-independent suspension, that rear differential exactly where you least want it etc.

For both on and even off- road, unibody / four wheel independent designs are superior. No, they are not suitable for very heavy duty loads or towing. In engineering there are always tradeoffs.

The problem is twofold: 1. Manufacturers using slick marketing to push vehicles unsuitable for commuting on typical suburbanites (especially, rural commuting defacto suburbanites) This is ethically irresponsible corporate behaviour.

  1. the millions of gullible who swallow the bait hook line and sinker.

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