Remember when we shipped em to mission for the Olympics?
The domestic full size truck market was the best and I'd say it still is. The Duramax Chevy is unbeatable if you're wanting a HD diesel. The Ford HD I wouldn't touch with a 1000' pole and the Ram has a really good drivetrain but everything else is shit.
Looks like it'll be based off a Ranger.
I have owned both and imo the Ranger in its last form is not a bad truck and probably on par with the old Toyota pickups of the 90's, that 4.0 litre is actualy required zero maintenance in 90k compared to my old 90 4runer
My 4.0L xlt was a great truck, other than getting worse gas mileage than a full size.
That makes sense I guess. Myself I don't like the tailgate method and I haul materials so a weekend warrior truck doesn't appeal but I can see how it would if you don't want/need that much truck. Ridgeline looks like an amazing option in this category- although bet it's expensive and although its handsome it sure doesn't have "truck" styling. If it sells well I bet a Ranger will too - similar truck, tough guy looks. .
I've witnessed and talked to a guy with 3 full sized dirtbikes in a short bed Explorer Sport Trac. I was baffled as that truck is my specific definition of a grocery getter.
Reading up a bit on the T-6, i found it said that it was too close to f-150 sizing to be sold in NA, so what we get will be classic domestic bloated styling I would think.
The Indian River Road as cleared about 3ish years ago from active logging, probably PowerLines as well actually, I dualsport up there all the time. Still susceptible to washout but they get cleared unlike the old days when they had the wall up.