A couple of friends and I were talking when the subject of trucks came up.
“My car is paid for, and it runs well. I am happy with it and don’t see the necessity or practicality of trading it for something else. Besides,” I said, “I resist being a two-person/three-vehicle family.”
They mostly agreed with me. Each of us also agreed that there are some situations when it would be handy to have a pickup truck. Not all the time, mind you; but on those occasions when the backseat would get really messy or the trunk would not handle the load, well, a pickup would be just the thing.