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The Problem With Buying A Compact Pickup

With GM’s new Colorado and Canyon exceeding expectations, a new¬†Tacoma right around the corner, and rumors of a new Frontier debuting in the next few months, it seems as if compact trucks are really¬†surging in popularity. There’s even discussion of Ford bringing back the Ranger, a concept that gets Ford fans as excited as aluminum body panels and small displacement turbocharged V6’s.

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In the “old” days (1970s), compact trucks were more fuel efficient and substantially less expensive than half-ton trucks. Today? Not so much.

The problem with all of this excitement about compact trucks is that it ignores the “why.” Specifically, why would anyone buy a compact truck when there are so many great full-size trucks available?

Compact Truck Market Reboot – Small Trucks Making a Comeback?

A story has come out that Chevy is considering bring back the LUV to the U.S. market. For the first time in years, we could have a truly compact truck for sale. Good or bad idea?

Compact Truck Market Reboot - Small Trucks Making a Comeback?

This is the Chevy Montana that is sold in Latin America. Could it work in the U.S. market?