Originally Posted by grayfox
I think at some point you'll see a trend toward mid size pickups, like the Tacoma. GM has one the on the way. I'm assuming they have done their market studies. Think about it, if your not buying a PU for towng but, you need one out in the suburbs as an everyday driver your probably not going to spend $45, 000 and up, many as much as $60, 000 +. A nice midsize with decent MPGS. might be the ticket... Just me.
This is what I thought would happen mid-90's when I first drove a Dakota crew cab. Easier to park, still decent sized bed, good sized interior, and towed most of what a 1/2 ton could. Then Toyota introduced the Tundra which was sized just like a Dakota (I remember an article referring to them as 7/8 of a 1/2 ton, or 7/16 of a ton).
Then two things happened, most people decided if they were going to get an almost 1/2 ton, they would just get a 1/2 ton. Toyota realized their mistake, re-designed the Tundra into a real 1/2 ton (actually a little bigger than some competition) and started selling a lot of them.
Truth is the market has shown repeatedly that there is no mass appeal to the mid-size pickup segment.
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