By G.R. Whale
Contrary to what truck manufacturers might tell you, none of them build a perfect pickup truck. And we're not just thinking it would be perfect if it cost 10, 20 or 30 percent less.
Some folks will say 400-plus horsepower and 900-plus pounds-feet of torque is more than sufficient; others will say there is never enough grunt. Still others will want more towing or payload capacity, better fuel economy, higher or lower ride height, and so on.
Then there are the deal-breakers: little things that may seem rational to others, but drive you crazy. Here are some examples:
- I want an interior that's not a shade of black or brown.
- It doesn't offer the color combo I want.
- Pickups don't offer cooled seats in back.
- If it offered a 4.10:1 or 4.56:1 final-drive ratio, I'd buy it.
- What, no Wi-Fi?
- Why do I have to buy the super expensive luxury truck to get active safety equipment?
- Have you seen how my employees drive?
You get the idea.
So, first, think about the truck you own. If you could change just one thing, no matter how big or small, what would it be? In the comment section below, be sure to mention the type, size and trim of your truck, because that manufacturer is listening.
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