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Great Ways To Use A Truck

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Great Ways To Use A Truck

Winston Takeda
October 8, 2012

If you are shopping for a new car and aren't sure what kind to buy, then you are not alone. There are plenty of vehicles out there to choose from, and it's getting easier than ever to cross so called lines of use. For example, in the old days, only "good 'ole boys" bought trucks, and only off road enthusiasts bought things like SUVs or Jeeps. But nowadays, it's completely normal to see a soccer mom rolling down the street in a big half ton four by four.

So when you head out shopping for a new car, don't worry about what people will think. Because so many people drive so many different cars, think only about what you can use the car for. And when it comes to buying a truck, there are plenty of ways to use it.

Obviously, you can put stuff in the back of your trucks. If you do a lot of shopping, there's lots of options. Sure, you don't want your apples and oranges rolling around in back. There are all kinds of storage compartments you can put there to keep your stuff secure while you're traveling. These are pretty cheap, and they look pretty cool as well.

If you are worried about passenger capacity, don't. There's plenty of models out there with extended cabs, so you can actually fit up to five people incredibly comfortably. What's more, the interior of these cabs is nothing like it used to be. You don't have to bounce around in the dust on your way to the hill-billy show down. Modern trucks are filled with all the interior comforts that you'd find on a family sedan.

There's kind of a split decision out there and what exactly constitutes a truck. For example, some people will consider an SUV in the truck category, so if you go shopping for a truck and the salesperson starts showing you the SUVs, then you know why. So keep it clear in your mind if you want a traditional truck, with an open back, or an SUV with a bunch of seats. A truck is generally easier to carry stuff in, and a little bit lighter than an SUV.

When it comes to towing, trucks and SUVs are generally equal. But those that choose to haul extra heavy stuff like fifth wheels and trailers generally tow them behind trucks rather than SUVs. So if you are going to tow something, then a truck is going to be your best bet.

One of the most comprehensive resources around for when you're shopping for a truck is http://mitsubishitrucks.org/. Check them out today and see what they've got.

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