UPS drivers & their pickup trucks.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ChrisTheBrown, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    In my approximate 30 driver center, seems like most of the guys have either a GMC, Chevy, or Ford. A few Toyotas..I'm a Toyota guy, myself. Can't wait until I can get myself a Tacoma, or Tundra. What do you prefer? Maybe you aren't a truck guy, but most of the drivers at my center are.
    For now, I'm teaching myself contentment, & driving my '07 Pontiac 2dr car..Payment- free, which is what I prefer.
  2. Gumby

    Gumby *

    A young married man like you needs a family vehicle.
  3. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    Well, the wife drives the Rav4..Which makes a good family vehicle. Probably keep that thing for a while, only has 100k & I bet we could get another 200k outta it.
  4. Gumby

    Gumby *

    So you want a big boy toy?
  5. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    Oh heck yeah brother. Can't wait to get a Big Boy TOY-ota. Extreme reliability & just all around bad ass trucks.
  6. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Hope you get it.
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  7. BrownDog5117

    BrownDog5117 Member

    Bought a 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5, Double Cab. Best investment I ever made... I can easily afford it and I'm not even at top rate yet.

    I can't imagine what it's like making top rate.. must be nice..
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  8. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Lot's of P/U's at my center too. Personally, I wouldn't never buy a truck or body on frame SUV. I drive a "truck" for a living, I'd like something car based as my personal vehicle.

    But if you need a bed, then that's what you need.
  9. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Two time Taco owner .
    First one lasted 14 yrs before the salt finally did it in .
    Bought a 2008 used , x-cab , 4 banger , manual tranny ( great anti-thief device ) , 4x4 .
    Came with 72K on it , still under 100K six yrs later . (have a 2002 Highlander with 151K for shopping trips )
    Now a days limited slips are standard equipment . The darn thing is quick and the bed is plastic , that really cuts down on its weight .
    First thing I did was remove the spare tire from underneath and secure it in the bed .
  10. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    Get a Silveraydo!!

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  11. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    If you're talking about being able to easily afford a monthly payment, that's something that I just can't bring myself to do..I have to pay cash, can't ever deal with payments again. But paying cash for a $40K Tacoma, yeah, probably gonna be dreaming for a while
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    If it's an automatic and it's shifting funny, get the ATF checked soon.

    Why no body on frame?

    And, you can buy a 'premium' truck. Hell, you could get a 70K F-150 if you want.
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  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I currently drive a 2003 Ranger Super cab 2WD with 49,000 miles. Have had 4 Rangers in the last 30 years. I hope to buy a Tacoma as my retirement truck.
  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Truck? I drive a Cadillac!
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    A true country club republican.
  16. mike1646

    mike1646 Active Member

    A Toyota? Never!!!
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    you must still be young. I drove "sports cars" my first dozen years at UPS. Now at 41, getting in and out of an SUV is soooooo much easier. 22.5 years at this place can tear you up.
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    It all depends on what you want to use your truck for. Do you need 4-wheel drive? Are you going to be pulling a camper? Tacoma's as far as I know don't have squat for pulling stats. Get yourself a real truck.
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    American made too!
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  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I've been labeled a Honda guy. I drive a Honda Pilot and a Honda CRX. Of all the cars I've owned, all but one was a Honda and that was a Volvo S60-R. Would like a new Ridgeline but would rather have the enclosed rear than the open bed of the Ridgeline.