Size is relative

Volume 10, Issue 111; 17 Oct 2007; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Is that your truck, or are you just…no, really, is that your truck!?

Several years ago, when my little MightMax died, I replaced it with another used pickup. Limited by the amount of time I was willing to spend on the process of replacing my truck and the number of used trucks actually on the lot, I got my not so little Tacoma.

Everytime I look at it, I think it's huge. It clearly had some sort of “off road” package when it was new: a cranked up suspension, huge tires (which I recently replaced with slightly smaller, slightly cheaper ones when the originals gave out) and a “clutch start cancel” button that I will never use and only occasionally pretend to fully understand.

Then the electrician drove up.

Clearly, size is relative.

Comments

Wow! Is that an electric truck? Because if it isn't it must consume an enormous amount of gas...

—Posted by Peter on 17 Oct 2007 @ 04:28 UTC #

I said it was my electrician's truck, not an electric one. And since he has to pay for the gas, I can just imagine what the bill is going to be :-)

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 17 Oct 2007 @ 07:14 UTC #

Quick, invade another middle-eastern country to get more oil...

—Posted by Adrian on 18 Oct 2007 @ 01:56 UTC #

Wow! That is a big truck! I wanted a Tacoma v6 for so long, but the dealer convinced/pressured me into a Dodge Dakota v8 (13-16gpm). It's been a nice truck, but the gas prices have now driven me to getting a motorcycle.

I'll still keep the Dakota for when there is snow/ice on the roads, but I'll be on the bike the rest of the time getting 55-60mpg!

—Posted by Scott Hudson on 18 Oct 2007 @ 03:38 UTC #