Keep on Truckin'
Americans love trucks. We adore them more than fast food, football games and country music. They’re like 4,000-pound hamburgers made with two all-freedom patties, liberty sauce, Willie Nelson, sparklers and Old Glory, sprinkled with bacon bits and built on a sesame-seed frame. Drivers lust after these utility-focused rigs like hungry children crave chicken nuggets; month after month, year after year, we just can’t get enough of ‘em!
America’s peculiar obsession with pickups is a bit of a mystery. Certainly people from other countries don’t understand it. No doubt, Japanese motorists wonder why Americans want to park such fuel-swilling behemoths in their garages. Drivers in Germany probably ask themselves why we want to own vehicles that handle like an overloaded garbage hauler with a busted steering box and no front brakes.
America is a land full of opportunity. We do things, build stuff and go places; trucks are central to the way we live. And let’s be honest, the founding fathers Tom Jefferson, Benny Franklin and George “the big-man” Washington would have totally rolled in a GMC Denali if gasoline had been invented in 1776. Now that’s a Declaration of Independence from crappy small cars. Grab your cowboy hat and throw on some work boots, here are the top 10 Reasons to own a truck.