"Why did you buy this? Why didn't you buy something else? You should have bought this other vehicle."
Maybe you should pay for it for me then. Oh, don't want to do that? Then shut your mouth and let me buy what I want to buy.
My thoughts exactly. When you are paying for it, you get to make decision. When I am paying for it, I make decisions.
Honestly, if fuel prices been $5 a gallon, I would not have purchased a truck. I do not tow or haul often and it would be be far cheaper renting when I need a hauler.
I would not have purchased a camper without this truck, so I guess I should consider this truck has causing additional expenses. However, I look at the truck and only see it as being a positive. I was never going to fit comfortably in one of those 40 MPG vehicles. I need to be able to occasionally haul 4-5 people comfortably. I was tired of taking the rear seat out of the Wrangler to haul stuff, often times stuff that should never have been loaded in the interior of a vehicle to begin with. I also find I need to haul items to large for my Wrangler.
It all depends on your lifestyle, for me, I probably use the bed of my truck for personal needs at least once per week. I needed a new vehicle with certain characteristics: Quieter than the Wrangler, 4 door, haul 4-5 people, Bluetooth capable, easy to handle in downtown Fort Worth parking, decent fuel economy. I knew I was buying a new vehicle. It was really a matter of what it would be, and almost anything I looked at that would fit my large rear end was going to be in the $30K range.
So, I get a truck. Oh, sure, maybe I could get a FS truck, but a FS truck would not check off all my needs.
One of the things I always get a kick out of are the comparisons made to cars. Comments like I can get a car for the same price as your truck, but it has all of these fancy/smancy options like keyless start, cooled seats, heated steering wheel, etc.
OK, my truck doesn't so all of those things. But when was the last time you hauled 1,000 pounds of mulch home from Home Depot in your car? How many trips will it take for you to get that mulch home? Me, I will do it in one trip. How do you get the 8 foot long lumber home from Lowes? Is that back seat passenger really all that comfortable in your pregnant roller skate of a car?
My truck is much more versatile than any car, able to handle most car duties, most SUV duties, and duties only handled by a truck.