A BIG ASK
WE LINKED to a Wheels mag article on the introduction of full-sized American pick-ups like the Chevy Silverado and RAM 1500 and 3500 to Australia, and posed the question: will these mega Yankee trucks take off here? Ashley Pope – Only stupidity says “yes”. Too big for our roads and car parks… guzzle fuel that costs three times as much as ’Murica... the price... Watch all the tryhards buy one so they can be big-time and tell all how much it cost. Vanity wins.
Mark Brumfield – As long as the prices are so over the top they will never make an impact in the Aussie market. Greed will always result in poor sales. Mathew Sammut – They will, but only when the build them in RHD from the factory so we don’t have a $30/40K conversation cost. Corey Sinclair – The only thing that’s too big is the price tag.
Glenn Corbett – Everyone commenting about the price, the banks own most of your cars anyway. Frank Coniglio – Of course they’ll take off; Australia is the new America. Nick De Ruiter – Hell yes, just double-park everywhere. Ben Walker – They will sell. The caravan and horse float people will gobble them up. Shaun Lachs – Man, the wankers in Adelaide can’t drive a f--king Yaris on the road properly. Please don’t give any f--kers here a set of keys to one of those death traps! Jon Mitchell – They’re cool in the country. Just keep the city boy posers away from them. Driving is already too hard for those muppets. Christian Bruns – Why would you pay $150K for a $65K truck sold in the States? Ranger Wildtraks are $65K and there are thousands on the road. They would sell plenty here if the price was right. There is a reason why they sell one of these trucks every minute in the States.
Jack Nixon – Price of fuel would need to come down so you can afford to drive the bloody things.
Andrew Rees – F--king oath they will take off, especially with the government’s new laws on GCM upgrades effectively making it impossible to upgrade the GCM of a new car. The new Dodge 1500 can tow 4500kg, and for around the same price as a dual-cab Land Cruiser that will only tow 3500. Robert Shepherd – Starting to see a few getting around. Dollar for dollar, they’re far better value than a Land Cruiser. Matt van de Ven – I have a 200 Series Cruiser and I’d buy one of these over a Cruiser any day for towing, but the cost is just too much. And way better than the dual-cabs with pissy engines that we have available now. Mark Wilson – I take it you buy one of these when your dick’s so small a Ranger or Hilux doesn’t make it seem bigger. Linton Hewson – Seems great until you have to park it anywhere in a city. I have to climb out the window of my Colorado as it is! Aaron Holtz – Do they throw a factory stepladder into the deal to get your tools out of the back at work? Matt Vk – “Top of the line in utility sports, Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts.” Craig Macdonald – Overpriced, overrated, poor finish, poor economy, outdated motors, outdated suspension. Glen Snelling – I don’t give a f--k, I just want one. Scott Wicks – All I see is future artificial reefs.