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Truck choice

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Mikemat31, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Mikemat31

    Mikemat31 Member
    Messages: 72

    Hey guys I have been doing snow removal for only 2 years. I am only 16 and I get my license pretty soon. I want a pick up my mom says I am going to look like a country bumpkin i was wondering if there are any decent sized trucks that aren't pickup so I don't look like a fool with my girl friend in it. It has to have a few seats because it needs to trasport friends and all.


    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    if you want something thats gonna be able to handle the work you wanna do get a truck. if you want something to haul your friends around buy a car or if you want both get an extended cab truck
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    ^^^^ x2. I wonder what the insurance rates would be for a 16 year old driver with a truck and plow. Not cheappayup I am guessing. But like StihlGuy said you need to get a truck with an extended cab if you want to haul around your friends. At least a 3/4 ton also. Good Luck.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    F250 for plowing and a Cadillac Escalade for the chicks.
  5. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    3/4ton with an extended cab. Stop worrying about looking like a fool I personally like bigger trucks but you will look more like a fool driving a honda ridgeline or something of the sort and doing work with it...
  6. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    where in nnj are you from?
  7. Mikemat31

    Mikemat31 Member
    Messages: 72

    thanks guys. The insurance thing is something to consider however i am going to milk my parents for that for as long as I can. my dad can careless what car or truck I have as long as its safe. So I am assuming the bigger the heavier and the safer. In the end I am working right now so I personally think it should be my choice. and I am from Oradell, nj right next to paramus where abouts are you from JRS
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Paramus? is that where the psychic was taken to a motel room in ghostbusters?
  9. Mikemat31

    Mikemat31 Member
    Messages: 72

    hahahaha i wish
  10. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    i would look for older Chevy Tahoe 96 or so put plow on it,
  11. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Also depends on what you want to plow with it- residentials are tougher with bigger trucks- bigger in this case meaning longer wheelbase so a club cab/extended cab truck with a long bed makes for a long truck and lesser to poor performance in tight drives (sometimes even a drive through or parking garage!)
  12. chas4x4

    chas4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    why is it that most everyone thinks you are a country bumpkin I guess if you drive around in a cadillac is a pimp.Get what ever you like to drive your the one that has to pay for it so you may as well enjoy.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  13. Mikemat31

    Mikemat31 Member
    Messages: 72

    I happen to agree immensely
  14. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    There is nothing Country Bumpkin about driving a pick up.

    As a matter of fact there is something women like about a pickup man.

    "A bucket of rust or a brand new machine, once around the block and you'll know what I mean" - Joe Diffie.
  15. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    "You could set my truck on fire or roll it down a hill and I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe De Ville."

    "I've got and 8' bed that never has to be made"
  16. Plow_Goddess

    Plow_Goddess Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Why would you look like a fool with your girlfriend in a truck? :confused: Most girls like trucks :nod:
  17. Willman940

    Willman940 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    "if it weren't for trucks we wouldn't have tailgates"
    "I've met all my wives in traffic jams"
    "there's something women like about a pickup man."
  18. Mikemat31

    Mikemat31 Member
    Messages: 72

    hhahah im not disagreeing with you guys at all. Its just what my mom thinks and she is paying for the insurance. I am going to fight her tooth and nail
  19. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Get off your parents insurance and get your own, thats what I did and commercial truck insurance is sometimes even a bit cheaper
  20. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    Holiday Inn, Classic movie sir.