Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
My reply: Javol! The reason has to do with what I style Cod Piece Fever. Americans have been PTSD’d into a state of quavering fearfulness about . . . everything. Attending this is a feeling of powerlessness. So, they are attracted to ever-larger, ever angrier-looking vehicles that make them feel safe and present a threatening facade to the world. That is y theory, at any rate.
With regard to trucks, it has gotten so absurd that a man my size – I’m 6ft 3 and about 210 – feels small relative to the truck. I can barely touch the floor of the bed of any new 1500 series truck without standing on a step ladder. This is why all the new 1500s come with or offer step ladders (and poles) built into the bed – just to give you a measure of how idiotic it has become.
As powerful as the new trucks are, I’d much rather have an older truck that is less powerful – and a lot less idiotic!
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