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Are manufacturers losing the plot?
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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:02 pm    Post subject: Are manufacturers losing the plot? Reply with quote

During my rambling about today, I was in a car showroom, looking at some new pickups. Before I go further, I would like to point out that or me, a pickup is a working vehicle. Very nice they look to. The trouble is, the ones I looked at (no names mentioned) were about as practical as a chocolate teapot.

Its all very well, them having ABS, central locking, electric windows, but why on earth would I need to buy a bed liner before I can load it without damaging it? Or not be able to lower the tailgate below horizontal if I have a towbar fitted? Or even remove said tailgate easily?

Why cant manufacturers realise that the first consideration for working vehicles is that they have to be both simple and practical? Or is it me just being stupid?

UJ
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seems they are seen as a 'lifestyle' vehicle now rather than utility, some of these pickups with the double cabs have a tiny load area for the size of vehicle - mad! and like you say after shelling out for one, the new owner is unlikely to want to mess it up with muddy old oily bits, or sheep, in the back

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do the new owners of such vehicle do with their kids then? Tape their mouths so that they cant be sick inside? Laughing

During the last year, I've had dead elk, V8's, palletfuls of bricks, and who knows what else on mine.....maybe I've no lifestyle! Laughing

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