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Monday, January 24, 2011

"Monster trucks..."


How many people driving pick-up trucks actually need pick-up trucks? The island of Kauai sports many monster pickup trucks, you know the ones with the big wheels like on the old TV show, "Dukes of hazard."

The younger generation seems to find more to live for in driving a $40,000 truck than spending that money as a down payment on a home.

Many young people in their 20's, 30's and 40's still live with their parents, they drive brand new pickup trucks even though they live in 4 -plex apartments with three generations.

These trucks are used to go surfing, to church and to the supermarket. These trucks have too much power on an island where the average speed limit is 25mph.

I own a Hyundai economy sedan and dread driving since most vehicles are these monster trucks that have a need to tailgate even if one gets up to 40mph there is a monster truck one car length behind.

May I suggest to the younger generation quit tailgating and go to therapy, it's cheaper than your truck payments and gas.

Remember big trucks are a substitute for something else.

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