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"Why do Americans drive trucks"
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Puerto Rico Dragoark 
2022-06-29 21:51
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Belgium lanibear
just cause you have more space doesnt mean you should make everything bigger, as a result youre being less efficient
2022-06-29 21:55
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definitely causes a bigger carbon footprint per person
2022-06-29 22:20
That's why u are not president of USA U don't understand how to spend money not efficiently
2022-06-29 22:39
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#143
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Belgium lanibear
well tbf, why would anyone want to be president of the USA to begin with? 😂
2022-06-30 01:51
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Money
2022-06-30 14:34
#190
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Germany _car
+1 and I can't imagine how looking for a parking lot is with that thing
2022-06-30 09:33
you drive trucks because country is large?
2022-06-29 21:55
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#8
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Puerto Rico Dragoark
Makes transporting things especially if you live in a rural environment much easier
2022-06-29 21:57
14 replies
cant you just buy a medium sized car and get a trailer (idk if thats the right word) in case you need to transport large things. Would probably save a lot of money on gas
2022-06-29 21:59
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#15
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North America hi_mens))
It wouldn't save money on gas because your fuel economy in a car absolutely tanks when taking on heavy loads. In addition, cars aren't really made with towing in mind as they have low torque and not a lot of horse power so the amount they can even pull isn't even comparable to a truck.
2022-06-29 22:08
5 replies
that makes sense, thanks for explaining
2022-06-29 22:09
#29
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India gXser
Fuel economy is way better on a hatchback or sedan no? Coz the truck has a much stronger engine
2022-06-29 22:22
But you can hire a van at those rare circumstances when you really need to transport a lot of things ...
2022-06-29 22:24
2 replies
its very expensive
2022-06-30 00:26
#241
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United States GVoidV2
Its pretty often when you need to transport big things surprisingly. Furniture, lumber, tools, parts, etc. Most cars on the road in the US are SUVs, mostly for kid hauling and grocery-getting but those can still fold the seats down to transport all that, it's a recurring theme
2022-06-30 18:10
Lots of new trucks don't even have that bad fuel economy. Especially with companies making flex fuel and hybrid trucks. And even companies like ford making electric vehicles. They gas milage on a muscle car like a camaro or charger is probably way worse despite the car being much smaller.
2022-06-29 22:29
A lot of people, myself included, own a truck for work and a daily driver. pulling a heavy trailer on a vehicle not designed for heavy loads is much worse for economy than a vehicle with the proper towing capacity. tldr a truck under load is more efficient than a car under load
2022-06-29 22:35
That's down to trash us urban planning forcing you to need a car. You can get by in most countries in europe without a car.
2022-06-29 22:18
3 replies
Only if you live in a big city
2022-06-29 22:33
Bro, you guys just dont understand the sheer size of this country and the host of problems that brings. The volume of work and materials, especially in northern states that get heat cycled makes many roads horrible to drive on and impossible to maintain all of them to the point that some roads they dont or have stopped paving. having a vehicle capable of traversing these unmaintained and often dirt roads is a necessity, not to mention what happens when it snows.
2022-06-29 22:43
Because Europe is the size of like 1/3rd the US. "You can get by in most countries in europe without a car." No, but you have more areas than US where you can. Same goes for every big city here (SF, NY, Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, Boston, etc.)
2022-06-29 23:10
So apparently almost all americans are constantly transporting lots of stuff across the country on a regular basis?
2022-06-30 14:07
No they drive trucks because THEY are large LOLOLOLOLOLOLO
2022-06-29 22:49
The size of your car is inversely proportional to the size of your pee-pee.
2022-06-29 21:56
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#6
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Slovakia diviak
Miata drivers eating
2022-06-29 21:57
so if I don't have a car, my pee-pee is infinitely large
2022-06-29 22:10
4 replies
yes
2022-06-29 22:28
big dick energy
2022-06-29 23:16
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#182
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Russia shoras
Infinite dick energy
2022-06-30 08:56
correct
2022-06-30 03:54
In a car crash, I'd rather sit in the bigger car, idk about you.
2022-06-29 21:57
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#121
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El Salvador Bredalow
I'd rather sit in a car that didnt participate in the crash. Now you know about me
2022-06-30 01:07
#9
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United States kami917
I drive a ram 1500 with 4x4, it’s nice knowing I’m not gonna hit anything in the road and I’m not gonna get stuck if it snows or is muddy, whatever it may be. I drove a 2018 Camaro and it was so low that I hit shit in the road twice in 6 months that required major body work
2022-06-29 21:58
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#14
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Slovakia diviak
Thats a huge fucking car, what type of roads you drive on that regular 4x4 SUV would struggle on
2022-06-29 22:07
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#18
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United States kami917
I don’t, but I’ve had situations where I’ve had to use my 4x4 after heavy rains. My vehicle is 30k+ so I wouldn’t off-road it heavily, I’d buy a late 90s Japanese truck for that or a jeep
2022-06-29 22:10
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#20
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Slovakia diviak
Seems like in USA young males prefer trucks, while in Europe its mostly sedans or urban SUVs like x5
2022-06-29 22:11
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#171
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United States kami917
Yeah it varies on where you live but I’d love to have a number of vehicles, but either a truck or maybe a nice suv as a daily for comfort combined with capability. Though if I had something like a corvette I would practically daily it too.
2022-06-30 07:20
is the 2018 camaro as tight as the previous ones? my dad had a 2015 and it's a fucking nightmare to even get in, let alone drive might be fun on a race track but it's horrible to drive in the city
2022-06-29 23:35
3 replies
camaro and racetrack, choose one Lul
2022-06-30 00:33
1 reply
literally the only way to not have to look out for something that you might hit because of the poor visibility
2022-06-30 01:10
#170
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United States kami917
I enjoyed mine other than it essentially being a mine detector on the road. Very sporty, quick enough. I had a back up camera so the visibility backing up wasn’t bad but I had to be very diligent with checking my mirrors when changing lanes.
2022-06-30 07:18
Kkona
2022-06-29 23:58
#10
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France KryzzZie
I've extensively looked at American infrastructure and why is it car centered way before it became a trend (recently I feel like everyone on social media talks about it, way better than before) and I gotta say that I went from hater to just understanding how widely different europe is from the US. Those trucks to me make sense in the US, you're gonna spend way more time on the road than the average European , use it for pretty much everything from moving to groceries, and the roads encourage bigger vehicles
2022-06-29 21:58
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#13
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North America hi_mens))
To add to this though, a lot of truck owners use them as work vehicles to haul and tow things. They're crucial for a lot of construction workers to be able to move things around site. Blue collar businesses rely on them and large vans to be able to service homes and haul materials to their shop. There's a lot of other reasons why trucks are so useful (their price tag also accounts for this, they're much more expensive that cars), but it's something to keep in mind.
2022-06-29 22:05
#27
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United States byucatch22
very reasonable take.
2022-06-29 22:21
+1 thanks for reasonable take, but I wish we copied Europe's infrastructure / public transport. Also trucks are a lot safer than normal cars as, of course, they're raised and the driver is more insulated.
2022-06-29 22:31
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#112
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France KryzzZie
Yeah I wouldn't feel safe driving on road 66 with a peugeot 206 for example, but I definitly don't have any problem driving it through narrow street of the french countryside
2022-06-30 00:34
2 replies
Why don't you feel safe?
2022-06-30 09:03
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#210
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France KryzzZie
Big ass road, many lanes and those american semis too. I feel like i could get crushed instantly whenever I drive on the parisian belt in my brother's miata already
2022-06-30 12:20
True. Especially in a place like Texas or California where it's so spread out. There are people who regularly commute like 45 minutes to work every day.
2022-06-29 22:39
2 replies
im in ny and it takes an hour+ just to get to school
2022-06-30 00:28
1 reply
damn. i went to a STEM magnet school in texas and every day it was 1 hour to and from
2022-06-30 18:11
#12
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Montenegro LakaZakon
wider roads
2022-06-29 22:00
i drive a phantom
2022-06-29 22:10
4 replies
flair checks out :(
2022-06-30 00:34
3 replies
you jealous cuz i drive a phantom and you drive a bus lmao
2022-06-30 00:52
2 replies
2022-06-30 07:39
1 reply
#113 lmao seethe
2022-06-30 07:56
the two european cars have much better consumption per km tho
2022-06-29 22:22
2 replies
#52
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Puerto Rico Dragoark
I have seen so many golf's over here in California One of my friends has one as well with like 80k miles on it very solid car
2022-06-29 22:38
1 reply
I was gonna say 80k is low but its in miles, still a well-maintained golf can probably last to over 200k miles
2022-06-29 22:48
#32
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United States byucatch22
Trucks are actually great. They're comfortable to drive, extremely useful, and are generally built to last. A lot of people simply would prefer to drive a nice truck ($60K) than a nice car ($60K).
2022-06-29 22:23
6 replies
#51
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North America 007DBR9
being 50ft in the air on shitty supsnesion when everything is made of plastic isn't "nice to drive", they can be useful but dailying a pickup is awful
2022-06-29 22:38
1 reply
Thank you for pointing out that you don't fall into the category of "a lot of people". But honestly - the way you describe things, it doesn't sound like you've actually ever driven a nice truck, or probably ever ridden in one. Not a problem, they're not very common outside the US. Seriously - these truck are incredibly luxurious: gmc.com/trucks/sierra/1500
2022-06-30 16:06
Trucks have weird handling when the bed is empty.
2022-06-30 09:06
3 replies
Well, they don't handle like honda civic, if that's the comparison. But it especially depends on the truck.
2022-06-30 16:11
2 replies
Good handling while empty Good handling while loaded Choose one.
2022-06-30 16:41
1 reply
That's what I'm saying; some are built as work trucks and the suspension is made to perform better when loaded, while other trucks are made for the urban warrior who will only occasionally be carrying a load and those trucks handle best when empty. But either way, they will all handle like a truck and not a car.
2022-06-30 18:47
#39
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United States maidz4
do you think that trucks have better range or something? also fuck trucks. people just by them to look cool there isnt a practical reason at all. its just a cultural thing as to why there are more but they are more dangerous/polluting/loud. all the other murica flags are just mad they wasted 70K for no reason
2022-06-29 22:29
2 replies
+1 I agree. If you want a safe cheap car buy a Tesla for 35k (although I won't). It really is gas guzzling culture.
2022-06-29 22:32
#139
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France HippzZ
Based
2022-06-30 01:44
Bro, I rode in my buddys truck before, it literally felt so comfortable and feels like Im in my house. I would recommend getting a hybrid version if you are scared of gas mileage or get a smaller truck with v6
2022-06-29 22:33
5 replies
+1. The Ford f150 lightning will be another game changer. Expect it to be the most popular car on the road within 15 years.
2022-06-29 23:11
#98
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Germany mrzxea_cs
Do u really think that "it literally felt so comfortable" justifies buying such a car in the times we live in?
2022-06-30 00:19
3 replies
ofc, he is na master brain
2022-06-30 00:19
You literally telling me that I cant buy a car I enjoy? Shut up
2022-06-30 03:33
Bro Germany is firing up the coal plants lmaoooooooooooo
2022-06-30 09:07
In rural areas those trucks may make some sense, but they are not good for our climate. I guess the cheap petrol prices in the US are one reason why too many are still driving them and of course advertising.
2022-06-29 22:39
maybe because they like them? who car
2022-06-29 22:41
They just can't fit in normal cars LUL
2022-06-29 22:46
2 replies
wtf show respect to my "plus sized" KKona bretheren Big car, big gun, big waistband
2022-06-30 01:46
Just KKona things
2022-06-30 03:54
It's all about population density. Also most of european cities are a couple times older than the US as a nation. Urban plannings were totally different back then. Also now we have monuments that can't be destroyed/rebuild. Distance to cover between countries is smaller too. But still when I was in states those trucks or SUVs were overkill for most of the people. Or they have big truck and a small car. Then they drive jetta or prius to save money on gas and truck is rarely used lol.
2022-06-29 23:04
Because they're so cheap in the US
2022-06-29 23:13
I live in the suburbs and have a pick up truck because I have a boat. Need it to take it in and out of the water. It's an 18 foot boat so it needs a truck to launch it properly. It's also really great for doing housework. Recently did a big stone project in the front yard and there's no way I'd have been able to do it in my girlfriends car. Mileage isn't ideal especially now but I love my truck. I'd like to get a camper of some kind in the future but I haven't really looked into it seriously yet. To add I don't actually know a single person that owns a truck just to flex. This might be a thing somewhere but most of the people around me are using their trucks for similar things to myself.
2022-06-29 23:21
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#101
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Germany mrzxea_cs
Americans really seem to think that bigger car = more power. Bro people in Europe also have 18 foot (what tf is a foot lol) long boats and they dont need a truck to pull it.
2022-06-30 00:20
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#133
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United States Phanji
trucks specifically have stronger engines for bigger/heavier loads, also 8 feet is roughly 3-4 of you unless you are considered a dwarf
2022-06-30 01:39
I drive a small truck that is near capacity weight wise on the boat as. Europeans seem to mistake power for a weight limit. I didn't say that you couldn't pull it with an SUV or something similar but you certainly are not towing it with a car. What point are you even trying to make.
2022-06-30 03:08
Two reasons. - Americans on average are fat (sorry, but it is true). - They think that they must be prepared for anything, something is of course not only silly the idea that a truck = safety in all situation is a misunderstanding as you need so much more that a truck - not to mention that the truck needs fuel.
2022-06-29 23:18
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#96
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Puerto Rico Dragoark
All of your comments make you look like someone who tries to appear knowledgeable about something but in reality you don't know what the fuck you're talking about lol
2022-06-30 00:17
11 replies
#102
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Germany mrzxea_cs
Hes right though
2022-06-30 00:21
10 replies
#104
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Puerto Rico Dragoark
He isn't Source: someone who lives in rural California and who's dad has a toyota* truck from 2003 with over 180k miles on it
2022-06-30 00:22
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#105
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Germany mrzxea_cs
Bro u are biased af. Accept it
2022-06-30 00:22
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#106
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Puerto Rico Dragoark
I am indeed biased against his shitty opinion lol
2022-06-30 00:24
I mean dude literally said Americans buy trucks because they're fat lmao The main reason is just culture / KKona people
2022-06-30 01:43
That is an anecdote. If you wanna prove a point try some statistics instead. cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html Or at least link to an article with some data: autoevolution.com/news/america-monster-t.. Fact of the matter only a fraction of trucks are used for actual work, most are used for doing the shopping, commuting to work or transporting the kids to soccer practice. In other words, it is totally irrational in most cases when someone buys a truck - just like I hinted with my first post. PS. Just how rural is it where you live. I bet there is paved roads and since it's Cali I think it is unlikely you get much snow or heavy rain. Also 180K in 20 years is not a whole lot, not to mention that most cars will do those miles no problem.
2022-06-30 00:55
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People don't really buy trucks solely because they're obese, it's mostly the KKona culture and some weird machismo shit that goes with that. That hypothesis is funny though. But Americans' dependence on cars is definitely a large contributor to obesity. It's no secret that people living in cities have like less than half the obesity rate of rural people (like 20%> vs 40%+)
2022-06-30 01:45
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I'll admit to making the connection between trucks and obesity as a bit of provocation, since I don't have data on that it is just speculation. The car dependence things is however true, it seems most of the modern US cities are made for driving cars and not for walking and definitely not for cycling. The result being people need cars since public transport in the US is a bad joke in most places, this then means kids needs to be driven so many get obese at a young age. On the obesity in general there is sadly a number of factors which does point to obesity being more frequent among low income groups, one of the reasons is that somehow much of the industrialized world has become a place where cheap food is also unhealthy food. And to make matters worse, that cheap food is also marketed more than the healthy one.
2022-06-30 17:42
#142
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United States Phanji
most obese people dont drive trucks, they drive sedans or hatchbacks. the trucks are convenient though for heavy loads, winter weather, and whatever other shit someone decides to do with it.
2022-06-30 01:48
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For sure trucks are practical for lots of things. Given the chance I'll drive one from time to time when there is a need, however owning one would be silly as renting is cheap and 99 out of 100 days driving a truck would just mean moving a ton a metal for no good reason. Way to many trucks never get used or almost never get used for what they are build to do, the result being a massive waste of fuel, space and resources - and more traffic fatalities. Plus, unless you drive like a nutter there is little to no joy to driving a truck vs. something more nimble.
2022-06-30 17:46
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#238
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United States Phanji
i hope those stats covered all the states, because the north states actually use them for their intended purpose, like a 50:1 ratio for (use as intended:fuck around) also coincidentally while the truck drivers are stupid in the north, they are almost never the one to crash
2022-06-30 17:59
Considering that on average our states are the size of EU countries we have to move significantly further then most people ever would outside the US. I drove from the northern Midwest and moved to Florida and to get my belongings there it was an 18 hour drive. Trucks make it easy to move a large volume of items at once. Also Farmland is often removed from localized populations so buying items in large volume for one trip vs small volume for many trips is much more convenient. And the most important reason, big car go vroom and make dudes with small penis feel big. Hence why I don't own one.
2022-06-29 23:46
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Gz. Its called shit planning. Cars cars cars.. whoever thought of a car centric future should be reborn and executed. The usa is ugly as fuck because of this
2022-06-30 12:42
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Ah yes because central planning as been shown to be so successful and totally doesn't waste land, resources, and billions of dollars
2022-06-30 14:02
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youtube.com/watch?v=d8RRE2rDw4k This Guy makes good Videos about it You cant survive in 90% of USA without a Car. And thats not because the Land is so big
2022-06-30 14:47
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The EU was largely developed when horses were the primary mode of transportation, The US was largely developed when cars were the primary mode of transportation. Of course they were developed differently...lol
2022-06-30 16:17
one thing america does better than korea is everything is bigger
2022-06-29 23:59
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#97
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Puerto Rico Dragoark
America also has more Korean millionares than Korea
2022-06-30 00:18
1 reply
not suprised
2022-06-30 11:48
Silly question? Unless you are just talking about the kids who lift the trucks, put oversized tires, and put exhaust on them. The kids that make their car like fast and the furious with body kits/loud ass can exhausts are no better imo. Like #7 said, I used to tow my snowmobiles/dirt bikes when I owned them and it's great to put things in the bed of the truck for transporting. Gas on the other hand, I spend 150.00usd a week just to fill it up. I'll probably be trading my truck in to get something better for my commute these days!
2022-06-30 00:21
Because we like to do stuff with our trucks duh
2022-06-30 02:14
Big homes, long commutes, duh
2022-06-30 02:31
its a southern thing. THey do alot of manual labor
2022-06-30 02:32
no parking spaces in eu, you are lucky if you can find Golf sized gap and double park at a sidewalk
2022-06-30 02:34
1 reply
yeah, US basically has football field sized parking lots
2022-06-30 09:49
who tf cares what car they drive lmao
2022-06-30 02:42
#157
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Finland 5way
who car about cars
2022-06-30 02:51
3 replies
That's what a MEN would say
2022-06-30 03:00
Obama care
2022-06-30 06:06
#194
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Germany _car
I surely car
2022-06-30 09:40
gas prices, thats why, + a bit of kkona
2022-06-30 04:07
US doesn't tax car buyers as heavily as Europe.
2022-06-30 07:45
#177
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Russia super_rat
because they can
2022-06-30 07:56
#183
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Russia shoras
The real question is why trucks over big SUVs? What's the point of the long ass open trunk?
2022-06-30 09:00
6 replies
Unrestricted cargo space, trucks are used quite a bit for furniture or other large objects that won't fit in an SUV, also more practical for utility purposes.
2022-06-30 09:46
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#197
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Russia shoras
But how often does an average American move furniture and other large objects?
2022-06-30 09:49
4 replies
Not often, but I would say its not uncommon for an American family to have an suv, pickup truck, and another car of some sort, best to have whatever is needed. Higher end pickup trucks are also a status symbol here.
2022-06-30 09:54
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#201
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Russia shoras
If it's not used often, why not just rent a truck whenever you need to move some stuff around? I personally don't understand the appeal of SUVs either unless you're living in the north and/or in the countryside. People say big car = safer but that's only because more and more people are buying big cars.
2022-06-30 10:02
2 replies
Suv has more seats than farmari
2022-06-30 12:58
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#220
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Russia shoras
Most SUVs have the same passenger capacity of 4 (like 90% of cars on the market) and not everyone needs a car with two passenger rows. Unless you have 5 kids or something.
2022-06-30 13:43
You wanna tow? Just get a Lamborghini bro youtube.com/shorts/EDZBo23FC_A?feature=s..
2022-06-30 09:15
Cuz when fuel was a shit ton cheaper in America before Biden you could probably run something like that, which is extremely practical, for cheaper than you could run any car in Europe.
2022-06-30 09:20
Some people either like the look of trucks or need trucks for torque because they live on a farm or have a job like being a landscaper.
2022-06-30 12:26
obv gas prices that have been ridculously low over there for decades is one of the main reasons.
2022-06-30 12:55
because cheap gas and looser emissions restrictions
2022-06-30 13:00
#224
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Czech Republic manik999
cdn.xsd.cz/resize/048259705fe43e2fa219ef.. This is what people living in our countryside drives to this day, it has 50+ kW
2022-06-30 14:16
#233
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Kazakhstan tffm
Why not?
2022-06-30 16:30
It's not about country size, it's lack of public transit
2022-06-30 16:37
I think is up mostly due to the ideology of a country. Do americans use leasing method when considering buying a car? In EU most of the citizens will go for a 2nd hand car and yes the VAG group is the most used, specially in est EU. 2nd, there are certain laws. If i could afford a 6 l engine car i would buy it cos i like them but, if the size of the engine is > 2.2 l then you will pay the fee that is x2 the average income in my country xD. EU doesen't have big landscapes (like u drive through nevada) and we prefer small engine cars due to big and full of cars cities. In my country there are 2.8 cars per family so yeah. In the UK they use the leasing method to take a car which will be driven for 2-3 years, then repeat, in Italy the mostly use cash to buy cars, belgium leasing again so it is different from country to country. If i lived in the us hell yes, i would insta buy a dodge ram or a juicy dodge demon
2022-06-30 18:26
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