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    life after truck?

    so if all goes well, i should be the happy new owner of a slightly used subaru wagon this weekend. however, i will have to sell my pick up truck. i've had it for 11 years.

    but i don't know if i will be able to adapt.

    how will i carry big stuff, like furniture or a washing machine?

    oh... this is kinda scary for some reason.

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    Ahhhh, you've become like the rest of us. Looking for friends who own trucks when it's time to move, etc

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    Yeah once I sold my truck I think my nearest gas station went bankrupt.

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    I miss mud bogging .

    But I'm pretty stoked for rally .

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    My wife drives a Subaru Forester. Its a '98 that we bought used. Its been real good to us. Only one minor repair issue in the 5+ years we've had it.

    Not sure if your getting the Outback or the Forester. The Forester has more head room. I've carred a sofa to the dump in the back of the Forester by laying down the two back seats.
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    You've had a truck for 11 years and somebody is willing to PAY you for it? Amazing in and of itself.
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    You can rent a truck. Driving a more energy efficient car and renting a truck when you need to (assuming you dont need to that often) will work out to less money in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    You've had a truck for 11 years and somebody is willing to PAY you for it? Amazing in and of itself.
    yeah, and it's domestic too.

    i took pretty good care of it, mechanically anyway.

    but wow - i think i'm gonna need a former pickup owners support group or something.

    what have i done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tappets View Post
    yeah, and it's domestic too.

    i took pretty good care of it, mechanically anyway.

    but wow - i think i'm gonna need a former pickup owners support group or something.

    what have i done?
    I felt the same way when I sold my 91 F250 last year. Then I realized that I am now able to park anywhere I like, dont pay an arm and a leg for diesel, and no one asks me to help move their crap
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    Trailers go for ~$150 and up from HF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyeinyoureye View Post
    Trailers go for ~$150 and up from HF.
    I was thinkin the same thing. Put a trailer hitch on the subaru, and get a small trailer for when you need to haul stuff.
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    I went from truck to Subaru wagon too. I've taken my Subaru in the dirt and the snow.

    The last time I was riding in the dirt, a 2WD truck got stuck due to lack of traction. I bet the driver of the truck was embarrassed when he saw me drive by in my wagon.

    When clearance is not a problem, I love it when I can drive on icy/lightly-covered-in-snow roads and I pass up trucks and SUV's.

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    Best of both worlds:


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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    I was thinkin the same thing. Put a trailer hitch on the subaru, and get a small trailer for when you need to haul stuff.
    +2, a small utility trailer isn't that expensive to purchase or maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyeinyoureye View Post
    Trailers go for ~$150 and up from HF.
    Exactly what I did when I sold the Avalanche and bought the Jeep. A 4X6 trailer will haul appliances, lumber, landscaping stuff, etc. just fine. And I don't get asked to help other people move because they don't see a truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    +2, a small utility trailer isn't that expensive to purchase or maintain.
    I did this too for awhile. You'd be amazed at the amount of stuff you can haul with a Honda Del Sol and a 4'x4' utility trailer (~$165 at Harbor Freight). I still have the trailer but since I got my Element I don't use it much anymore.

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    From my travels to Europe and New Zealand, I noticed that over 80% of the sedans/hatches/wagons have hitches. But in the US, it seems that less than 5% have hitches. The mentality here is that you need to have a ginormous (yes, it's in the Webster's dictionary) truck to tow even the smallest trailers.

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    well, i know what everyone is talking about with the moving thing. i never realized how many 'old firends' i had until i bought a pick up truck. i did learn to say no, but it took a while.

    i think the small trailer is a grand idea.
    i will survive!
    thanks!

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