just cause you have more space doesnt mean you should make everything bigger, as a result youre being less efficient
you drive trucks because country is large?
The size of your car is inversely proportional to the size of your pee-pee.
In a car crash, I'd rather sit in the bigger car, idk about you.
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
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
the two european cars have much better consumption per km tho
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).
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
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
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.
maybe because they like them?
They just can't fit in normal cars LUL
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.
Because they're so cheap in the US
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.
- 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.
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.
one thing america does better than korea is everything is bigger
Because we like to do stuff with our trucks duh
Big homes, long commutes, duh
its a southern thing. THey do alot of manual labor
no parking spaces in eu, you are lucky if you can find Golf sized gap and double park at a sidewalk
who tf cares what car they drive lmao
gas prices, thats why, + a bit of kkona
US doesn't tax car buyers as heavily as Europe.
The real question is why trucks over big SUVs? What's the point of the long ass open trunk?
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.
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.
obv gas prices that have been ridculously low over there for decades is one of the main reasons.
because cheap gas and looser emissions restrictions
It's not about country size, it's lack of public transit
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