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Forbes just released its list of best-selling cars for the first 11 months of 2008.

So what was number 1? What else?


And the Focus made #10.


IMHO, the 2009 F-150 is the most appealing pickup out there. The front end makes me drool.

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The F-150 is a great looking pickup. And the Focus is a nice vehicle and very economical. Our daughter purchased one this past June. She loves it !!! :)





 

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I like the Pick ups as long as the grill isn't chrome. I had a Focus and miss it.
 

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jpark said:
Forbes just released its list of best-selling cars for the first 11 months of 2008.

So what was number 1? What else?


And the Focus made #10.


IMHO, the 2009 F-150 is the most appealing pickup out there. The front end makes me drool.

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How nice to see that the poor, cash strapped Americans can still afford to buy an oversized Tonka toy in large numbers:lol:

Oh, this is what the UK's Ford Focus looks like......
 

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What else could it have been? :shrug:

I have owned pick up trucks since 1971. It was a Dodge. Miserable little truck if there ever was one, but it was immensely handy. Since then I have owned at least one truck and sometimes two at time (when I was doing some heavy duty side jobs I had a heavy duty 1 ton GMC). I currently drive a 1994 F-150 that I purchased new. I love this truck, it just won't die! Headed for 200K and still strong and reliable. :thumb: Gets about 18-20 mpg too! Oh, one other thing. It has a chrome grill, bumpers, side trim....Love chrome on the Colonial White and Royal Blue trim paint!
 

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Pictures Jonas??

I LOVE F-150's....my next vehicle will be either a Jeep Wrangler or a new F-150 :)
 

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We saw plentry of the European Foci when we were in Italy last year.

The North American market gets that Focus here in a few years.
 

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Oh! Pictures he wants....

I guess I'll go open a Webshoots account, say Monday or Tuesday. I am at work, and no pics exist here and I seldom log on from home where there are lots of pics on that PC. I just don't want to spend the time on the Webshoots setting up and uploading pics... :bust: :whistle:
 

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just what is it with the US and pick-ups? they are ingrained as the mainstay of your transport but why?

over here, most drive focus/golf/civic sized cars and find them ideal for family stuff and the occasional trip to the rubbish tip / DIY shop etc, so what do you tend to stick in your payloads??

I must say however, that ever since my first trip over to florida as a kid I have always wanted a big v8 engined pick-up on the drive!
 

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Proper Americans use them to haul bales of hay, ATVs, mud, testosterone, and cheeseburgers.

But I think most people do it because Chuck Norris had one.
 

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arbs said:
just what is it with the US and pick-ups? they are ingrained as the mainstay of your transport but why?

over here, most drive focus/golf/civic sized cars and find them ideal for family stuff and the occasional trip to the rubbish tip / DIY shop etc, so what do you tend to stick in your payloads??

I must say however, that ever since my first trip over to florida as a kid I have always wanted a big v8 engined pick-up on the drive!
My personal reasons are simple. I found it to be immensely versitale when it came to the farm equipment, feed and other items required on the old farmstead. That's is where I come from, Ohio farmland and farms. I then used one to deliver televisions, big stereos, appliances and the like as a side job while attending college the first couple of years. When I moved to Texas I still needed one as I worked for carpenters and bricklayers to finish my education at UT. I had a couple years of hiatus from pickups while in the Army and serving in Germany. Once I was discharged from that I worked part time as a cabinet maker and used the truck to carry cabinets to from the shop and the material to build them. Later, in the 90s I started my own landscaping business and used a truck to buy and haul plants and other supplies to job sites. In 1994 I bought the currently owned pickup to pull a trailer loaded with large lawn mowing equipment (think: tractor and 72 mower deck), as my business evolved into a lawn maintenance concern. When I sold everything off equipment wise to move to a new and better paying full time job I kept the pickup as it was so reliable. I'm still using it as my daily driver.
I have owned a couple hatchbacks and found them inadequate to my needs...although, in a sense the Tribute is a hatchback.
 
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