Originally Posted by particleman
How many bales of hay can you put in a land rover? how may bags of cement can you put in a land rover? how many sheets of drywall can you stack in a land rover? How many sheets of plywood can you put in a land rover? What do you think people just go to building sites and just drive around? They go with loads of 2x6 or 2x4. Land rover is over priced and unreliable. But they have nice seats and a cool stereo.
ummm... to be honest, with all the seats folded flat more than you can fit into the bed and crew cab with fixed seats) of the f-150.
if you can't figure that one out then there is little hope.
as for sheets of drywall, you can't lay these flat in the bed of a crew cab truck, so once again you're looking at needing to tow a trailer to get this done...
and if you;re talking of stacking things on the roof of the truck, then again these can be carried on the roof bars of one vehicle just as easily as they can be carried on the roof bars of another vehicle...
and once again, the discovery has a greater towing capacity that the f-150...
you do understand that the land rover is an agricultural vehicle, and meant for putting bales of hay into.
This vehicle has just as much place on "city" streets as a large SUV pick-up -i.e. none.
The term Chelsea Tractor is one of derision not endearment.
but, just for the record.
you have once again missed the whole point.
the discussion is whether these vehicles are needed by the people who tend to buy them, and usually the answer is emphatically no.
people aren't buying the Ford F-150 because it's a great vehicle with tons of utility, because there are better cars out there with more utility. they are buying it cause they like the way it looks.
and that's fine.
I buy lots of things because I like the way that they look.
but then I'm quite honest about it, I don't need to pretend (when I live in a city) that I really need a huge car that's designed for wide open roads. when the longest journey I have is a 3 mile school run. why do I need a huge truck capable of pulling 6 tonnes?
To be honest, I don't really care what car you have, or think you need. the point I'm making is that the Ford F series is the best selling car in the world because it's a fashion statement rather than because it's a good car. it sells well to people who want to look like that guy on (insert crappy reality TV show here)