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For the small truck amigos

Post by FDSpirit » Thu May 27, 2010 6:52 am

http://jalopnik.com/5548489/gm-may-retu ... uck-market
Uncertain. But still, ya never know :o .
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Re: For the small truck amigos

Post by LHOswald » Thu May 27, 2010 1:48 pm

i love my small truck. i would love to see what a modern day el camino would be tooo
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Post by theholycow » Thu May 27, 2010 7:32 pm

When they abandoned the S10/Sonoma in favor of the Colorado/Canyon, the market was very different. Lots of people still had money to waste and fuel economy still wasn't a concern despite rising fuel prices. Appearance was 100% of selling vehicles rather than the 99% it is now, and big was the appearance everybody wanted.

I thought it was a questionable idea at the time, but when it was all said and done the new trucks weren't really that much bigger, they just have styling cues that make them look bigger. They are, as any new model is, somewhat heavier (10% for the base model).

I'm not a big fan of small trucks but I dislike the slightly larger small trucks more. The compromise-sized truck doesn't seem to fit any niche really well, while the original compact pickup size is a perfect fit for a few important niches.
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Re: For the small truck amigos

Post by watkins » Fri May 28, 2010 4:46 pm

DO WANT!

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Post by vedran » Fri May 28, 2010 7:46 pm

man, i would get those in a heartbeat if they brought them to the states
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Post by FDSpirit » Fri May 28, 2010 7:50 pm

Kinda looks like this, but with fewer doors.
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Post by comingbackdown » Fri May 28, 2010 7:56 pm

watkins wrote:DO WANT!

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This is what an El Camino would look like if you beat it senseless with an ugly stick.
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Post by theholycow » Fri May 28, 2010 8:11 pm

FDSpirit wrote:Kinda looks like this, but with fewer doors.
Since we're talking about pickup cars...

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VW (a little more truck-shaped)
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Post by AHTOXA » Fri May 28, 2010 8:23 pm

comingbackdown wrote:
watkins wrote:DO WANT!

[img]sexy Holdens
This is what an El Camino would look like if you beat it senseless with an ugly stick.
:? I can hardly agree with that.
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Re: For the small truck amigos

Post by watkins » Fri May 28, 2010 11:19 pm

The Holden Maloo is not only an incredibly striking vehicle, but its a damn useful one as well.
Sports car that can haul ass and a payload:

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Theres an LS2 in this thing
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Post by comingbackdown » Sat May 29, 2010 12:10 am

watkins wrote:The Holden Maloo is not only an incredibly striking vehicle, but its a damn useful one as well.
Sports car that can haul ass and a payload:

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Theres an LS2 in this thing
Front end looks like it took and ugly stick to the face. Fix that and I'd quit bitching. I just can't see that front end with the ass end that it has on it. Oh, and that is quite decidedly not a pretty color.
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Post by watkins » Sat May 29, 2010 12:31 am

You have a bumpkin's taste.
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Post by comingbackdown » Sat May 29, 2010 1:47 am

watkins wrote:You have a bumpkin's taste.
No, I just prefer cars like that to have more of a sleeper look, and a color that doesn't look like a baby threw up peas all over the place.
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Post by theholycow » Sat May 29, 2010 7:31 am

The motorcycle appears to be on a slope, the way I see it.

The front end looks like a Mitsubishi to me.
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The color is awful. I'm not sure how I feel about the wheels. I'm no big fan of the vent behind the front wheels. I rather dislike the angles/shapes at the back of the cab and the top of the bed.

I'd still roll it, even if it was more ugly.
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Re: For the small truck amigos

Post by IMBoring25 » Sat May 29, 2010 1:20 pm

It appears to me the biker IS looking where he's going. It appears he's riding around a berm shaped something like part of a bowl. It's the centripetal force giving him the traction to stay there.

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