kjniun
According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel effic? 11/23/2010 8:02AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
"Texas is sometimes called the "land of pickup trucks," even charging lower taxes on pickup truck registration (agricultural use only) than on other types of vehicle registration.[7]` Indeed, Texans have 14% of the pickups in the U.S.,[8] and automakers sometimes offer special editions of their pickup trucks, with names like "TEXAS EDITION" and "LONE STAR EDITION," more commonly known as the "Big Horn" in other states. Many parts of the Deep South states and rural Mountain West states also have significant pickup truck cultures, high registration of pickup trucks, as well as similar Texas tax cuts on pickups." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickup_truck

According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel efficient vehicles like Europeans?
kjniun
RE: According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel effic? 11/23/2010 8:06AM - in reply to kjniun Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
also, given that the mods are from Texas, i hope they aren't offended by this, that not your intention, just interesting facts
dingle
RE: According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel effic? 11/23/2010 8:17AM - in reply to kjniun Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Also according to wikipedia:

"A leash or lead is a length of rope, leather, chain, or other flexible material ostensibly for restraint or control. Most leashes attach to collars or body harnesses, while others loop directly around the person's neck, wrist, ankle, or sometimes around the male genitals or female body piercings."

Do you think that the U.S. will have more BDSM like Europeans?
kjniun
RE: According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel effic? 11/23/2010 8:24AM - in reply to dingle Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That'd be awesome if they did.
asdfaea
RE: According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel effic? 11/23/2010 8:35AM - in reply to kjniun Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It's because they actually use them. A Prius can't pull a 20,000lb trailer.
compressionsockfetish
RE: According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel effic? 11/23/2010 8:39AM - in reply to kjniun Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
not too crazy seeing how they have 24.7 million people
Oh man this is awful.
RE: According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel effic? 11/23/2010 8:41AM - in reply to kjniun Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What do the two things have to do with one another? Are you somehow suggesting that farmers stop using trucks?

I am not following your post, please elaborate.
themanontherun
RE: According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel effic? 11/23/2010 8:42AM - in reply to kjniun Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
For context, roughly 8-9% of the US population lives in Texas.

Also, the United States is the biggest producer of grains in the world, so in terms of agricultural use, it makes sense to have big pickup trucks.
Fishing Instructor
RE: According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel effic? 11/23/2010 8:52AM - in reply to kjniun Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm not sure what your point is, but there are far more pickups in California than Texas because it is even more populous and has an agriculture industry. Just about any predominantly agricultural state has a higher ratio of pickups to cars than Texas. In Wyoming, Kansas, and Iowa over 60% of registered vehicles are trucks while Texas is at less than 50%.
M.C. Confusing
RE: According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel effic? 11/23/2010 9:25AM - in reply to kjniun Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

kjniun wrote:

"Texas is sometimes called the "land of pickup trucks," even charging lower taxes on pickup truck registration (agricultural use only) than on other types of vehicle registration.[7]` Indeed, Texans have 14% of the pickups in the U.S.,[8] and automakers sometimes offer special editions of their pickup trucks, with names like "TEXAS EDITION" and "LONE STAR EDITION," more commonly known as the "Big Horn" in other states. Many parts of the Deep South states and rural Mountain West states also have significant pickup truck cultures, high registration of pickup trucks, as well as similar Texas tax cuts on pickups." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickup_truck

According to wikipedia, 14% of pickup trucks in the US are owned by Texans. Do you think the US will move to fuel efficient vehicles like Europeans?


The funny part about that is that when you actually click on the link for the reference, it doesnt actually say that in the reference....only that one is seven LARGE trucks sold in the U.S. are in Texas. Says nothing about ownership, etc...

Thats like saying that because the largest Dodge dealership in the world is in north Idaho, Idahoans buy lots of dodges (while infact far more of said dealership's sales are out of state than in state)