I have to buy a new truck every four years per company policy and I'm having a bit of a hard time deciding which one is for me this time around. I've only somewhat recently gotten away from my super eco friendly VW diesels so as you can imagine I know nothing about trucks. I made the mistake of buying mid size last time (Nissan Frontier) and the damn thing ended up getting lower MPG than some full size trucks and didn't really cost less once I added all the extras??? Plus, bike trips were a little cramped with four people, or three for that matter. Other than the easy to park and room in the driveway factor, I really don't see the advantage of buying a mid size truck.
It has to have four doors and must be at least mid sized. I can basically get whatever I want within reason (no King Rancher F350) as long as it at least appears to be full sized. I will barely if ever pull anything with it so no need for a giant diesel engine.I can do a SUV or even a full size car if I wanted but the truck works out very well for bike trips as well as carrying stuff for work. I really don't want to do a hitch rack or fight to get the bikes in the back of a SUV.
To save time, I should mention that the new Ford F150's actually give me neck pain due to their feminine looking grill and tail lights so unless they are selling them for half price I can't imagine I'm going to get a ford. Other than that I don't think I'll mention which one I'm heavily leaning towards. There are two brands in the parking lot at work and I keep switching back and forth between them. Hell, I make this out to be such a sucky situation but I get to buy a new truck and don't even have to pay for it
What would you truck owners buy if you needed a new one?