Your wrong there sorry, Al Quaeda use Toyota Hilux's,
provided by America,
(In April the US State Department resumed sending non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels recently and the delivery included 43 Toyota trucks.)
but to disguise the issue, in America, to quote wikipedia, 'Most countries used the Hilux name for the entire life of the series but in North America, the Hilux name was retired in 1976 in favor of Truck, Pickup Truck, or Compact Truck.'
So, terrorists use US provided Hilux's but the Hilux is not a Pickup, it's a Ute. Unless your in America, when it's a Truck, Pickup Truck or Compact Truck.
Therefore, provided you are not a US based ISIS/Al Queda/CIA terrorist you actually use a US provided Ute, not a Pickup. This is to stop the media thinking the US govt is providing pickups to ISIS, as they are clearly not.
I hope this cleared that up for everyone..........
Woooii.. A lot might have been said already in posts after this one.. but couldn't be bothered to read them as I felt the need to reply to this one
Ok, as a civilized European.. I must rescale my thinking down to that of an american. In that case, let me tell you first that Europe is (not yet) a country/land. Just not sure if you bankrupt island colonials knew because they are usually not really aware what is going on here in the civilized world. There is a lot of mass immigration, but caused by only one country that is looking to expand, which is the usa. They create wars by Bush's and Obama's army called ISIS. We catch the refugees which must have a double meaning as well...because I feel not even politicians can be that blind for the problems its causing. I think we are living in a too secure world where everything is so well. When there is no fear or there are no problems... the interests of governments can often not be justified anymore. (Look at how usa killed many ppl with 9/11 e.g. all usa screamed go attack iraq (for no good reason) so mission completed and also biggest stock exchange fraud.
If we civilized people in Europe would believe western media as much as probably not aware usa ppl do.. we could be little bit afraid of Russia and putin.. because it says a lot of nonsense things. Actually we are waiting for russia to come since cold war and the only thing Russia did was giving back countries while there was only one country expanding all the time and creating false flag wars... wanna guess? yes usa. So many actual human beings here in the civilized Europe do know that the real danger comes from a near to bankrupt usa but many just dont dare to say it in public yet. Russia and putin are just showing off with brains and are just always one step ahead of no brains usa. They do this in an amazing way when taking into consideration their interests and powers.
About pick up trucks... we indeed dont need them here.. again civilized, have used brains etc. useless to reply on actually.
You can watch all of youtube how seriously low the awareness of americans is. (usa ppl i mean than, from south america they are usually much brighter).
Now.. what happened with brains... i mean there is no such thing as american people as they are all originally British, Swedish etc.. but that atmosphere over there must have had a devestating effect.. :|
Four way stops. To make a long story short, cause we're just too damned stupid to figure out a roundabout.
We have them, I have to drive through one. When there's no traffic, no problem. That's NO traffic. It can be a nightmare at times. Roundabouts.... Everyone else can figure it out. Not us.
One of these days maybe I can get a video to properly describe the dangers of roundabouts in the USofA.
Yeah Wenom, If I ever win the lottery, I'll buy one like that and move to Monaco. I would say Luxembourg,
but that truck is so big if you park the truck there, the back end will stick out into Belgium.
I've been leaving something out. And it was one of the reasons I started this thread. Yeah. A couple a weeks ago this girl ran a red light and nailed me. Luckily I was driving and not riding or I'd be in the RIP posts instead. No it wasn't a crippling wreck. Not much more than a fender bender wreck actually. Well the Blue Book value of the suburban is only 1900something dollars. The body shop repair estimate was $3500. So the truck is considered "totaled" - junk. Aside from the cosmetic damage and the loss of the left side rear door it runs fine. No bent frame. But the running boards and the door and the rear quarter panel are ruined. I'm getting a salvage title and and eventually may fix the door. But with it slightly mangled, I get the right of way at all those "stupid cross roads with the 4 stop signs". Anyways, we made jokes about the girl that hit me buying us a new truck. We got into a conversation that somehow lead to when we saw these people working on a dodge ram truck on an island in Belize. Which is a thread subject in itself. And that's when we realized that there really isn't very many pick up trucks in Europe. At least in Western Europe. So the thread gets started.
I think I've figure out the real secret to this phenomenon. The real reason they don't want anythng to do with redneck ferraris. See with a pick-up you run into the dreaded reality of people constantly wanting to borrow it - or borrow you if they're moving something that's really heavy. And of course that horrific late night phone call from the guy with four drunk driving convictions....
"dude. my old lady's throwing me out again. Can I borrow your truck?". "She said I was drunk again, so I hit her". "She's getting her gun and calling 911. Can you hook me up?" I'm leaving out all the cuss words and her pilled out ass going off in the background about you, your mom and some dude from back in High School. Yeah, they don't have to worry about that too much in places like Stockholm or Genoa or LOL Luxembourg.
No they are superior everywhere but the United States, Here they are the revolving doorway of death.
Holdens.... Holden looks like they made - or did they start up again?, made some pretty good vehicles.
I know they made the last of the el camino style cars/trucks. Which to me was the perfect vehicle. And I think it's a Holden suspension or some sort of design that is used on the Camaro. ....See Aussies and Kiwis have Pickups too!
You know... I can walk out the front door, go out to my driveway and look to the left. My next door neighbor has two trucks. Across the street are these people I don't know. They have a truck, Back on my side of the street, past my next door neighbor, a guy has a little truck and an Escalade. Further still across the street there are like four more trucks to the end of the block. On my side? Three or four more. One has Eddie from Iron Maiden's Piece of Mind painted on it. That's more pickups than Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Germany, France and Belgium has combined. I haven't looked to the right and counted those. And I live on the middle of the block.
ROFL You know, If I said there was some sort of state law saying you had to have a pick up truck or access to one in case of an emergency and y'all hit google maps and did a street view of this neighborhood, you would believe me. LOL you could post" WHAT the **** is wrong with your neighborhood?... Way too many trucks here.
Yeah Luxembourg vs Monaco ... wow. Monaco is smaller than some parking lots, isn't it? You couldn't drive that truck there at all. It's so big and they're so small, it would disrupt their economy. You gotta remember though. I'm an American. I don't really know this about Monaco and Luxembourg and I don't really care. Now if they'd make a mini series about it, not only would I watch it, but I would be able to talk about it with co-workers as well. Until then? The conversation "revolves" around how "foreigners in them other kuntrees" can build those dangerous round things and not use common sense and have stupid cross roads with 4 stop signs. Trump will put a stop to that nonsense. (Don't worry. No one I work with likes that nut case)
Stupid crossroads with 4 stop signs... perfect description, sinbad.
Actually, as you read this, Hopefully Racer X is scouring the net for any information pertaining to the conspiracy behind the almost complete absence of a type of vehicle over such a large land mass.
If I were a citizen of an EU nation, I'd be real concerned as to why the government of that nation feels the need to deny me access to a certain type of vehicle. That's some spooky sh!t man.
As someone that had both a Beemer and a pick up, I would say about the same thing, yet the other way around..
Sure the little beemer corners better. But could it corner as good carrying the same amount of lumber as being carried in said pick up? You can't carry that lumber in the BMW? How do you carry it?
I could also go on and on and on about how Beemers are over engineered - not for performance, but apparently for job security.
I would rather rebuild a block on a truck than try to deal with changing the oil pan on a bmw.
And this oversized tractor nonsense.... At an intersection, I saw a mercedes 4 door and a Nissan Pick-up. Guess which one was bigger? Now THAT's an impractical vehicle. That oversized sedan. What is something like that good for? And by the way, what good is handling when you're stuck in gridlock or on a road full of potholes? Your justification is falling a little short.
Dont you get it? You need wood to build a house! You need wood to stay warm! You need wood to make your weekly alcoholic drink. You need wood to have a evening with your fellow rednecks drinking beer in your back garden.
You need even more wood for if Katrina decides to pass by.. and the so called wealthy state don't see any reason or cant find enough wood to come and help you fix your wood!
It's so obvious.. try to get a 1930's mindset mannn -_-!
Yeah! Plus ever tried to run over game animals in an Audi?........
In 2002, I built my kids a half pipe. A big one. Took up the whole damned back yard. When you do things like that, you kinda need a truck. That little exercise had two some times during its construction.
Oh yeah. We're into kayaking. I know it's possible to do so with car, but really.... ever try to transport Kayaks, two twelve footers, on the roof of a car? I would think there's all sorts of places to do that over there.
Katrina... more nonsense. The Army Corps of Engineers told NOLA that they really needed to fix their existing dams and levees for years. The federal government even gave them money in the late 1990's to do just that. What did they do with the money? They blew it on building fancy roads to casinos with padded contracts to brother-in-laws. The mayor at the time of Katrina didn't do too bad for himself after the hurricane. He basically got rid of all his defects by shipping them to Texas and he made a killing in kickbacks and bribes. Too bad he got caught. Now he's in Texas with the rest of the crooks he sent over - only he's in a federal prison doing 10 years. I could go on for days about Katrina and none of it would be nice.
If you knew half of what you think you did about Katrina, it's aftermath or the crap that happened before, you wouldn't even bring that up dude.
I dont know much about Katrina and in fact that's also not too interesting. Whatever those rednecks have done with the money (nice way of controlling government expenses btw.. but i dont think anybody would think thats wel regulated in there). In a well working country, area or whatevery.. a country might have interest in a well olied society and infrastructure. This is simply because when it doesn't run efficiently it will cost money instead of generating an income. An indiviual doesnt mean shit to your state.. not anything different here, but especially not in the usa, the thing is that you just may not find out that easily. Luckily most ppl are very dumb and naive and they are kept that way due to many things.
But let me tell you, if this would have happened to the New York area or california.. or where your moneymaking, export, producing, important export/import infrastructure might be located (harbors e.g.)... I bet you it would have had much more attention than it had now (Regardless what they might have done with previous funding)