There is a subtle yet still noticeable difference between people who drive cars, and people who drive trucks. For the most part, people in cars seem a bit more sensible. That’s why they have a car. Some truck owners have a truck just for the sake of owning one. The truck has no real purpose or duty besides…being a truck. Car people have the car because it’s practical, saves on gas, and is more comfortable and spacious. Whereas trucks are large, most of the time noisy, impractical for city use, and have very little room for passengers (unless it’s one of those gargantuan ones).
The more noticeable difference is that truck people tend to think they’re “all that”, or the greatest thing ever. Their truck is so much better than anything you drive and therefore they are the coolest person in the world. Even if it’s the most rusted out, ugliest, worst-condition thing you’ve ever seen, it’s still better than your Honda Civic or Chevy Cavalier. It is a great privilege to see them foolishly squeal their tires, waste said tires, and bring their engine even closer to its demise. In reality people just think, “Who’s that moron? Do they think they’re cool?”
Another difference is that their vehicle is so much better than yours because it has more horsepower and four wheel drive. Yeah. What good is more horsepower when it takes more to make it move faster? A truck is a big, boxy thing. Not very aerodynamic. It’s higher in the air (especially when it gets “lifted” or “jacked” to make it even taller), which makes for wind resistance, which slows you down (and kills your mileage). A car, however, is lower to the ground and more aerodynamic. That is, it’s not a huge box 7 feet in the air. Therefore, there’s less wind resistance and better handling. delivery jobs
Which brings me to another point. People do things to their trucks that are downright stupid and pointless. Sure, car people put on fancy kits and such to make their cars look sporty (I’m guilty), tint the windows, and put in huge stereos, but truck people do that as well, and then some. They raise their truck higher into the air and make their wheel wells bigger, just to put on big, ugly tires that stick out from the body of the truck (which is illegal). They also put on brush guards (how often are you off-roading, Ace Ventura?), big, loud exhaust pipes (those poisonous fumes gotta go somewhere…and you should know when they are), and various other cheesy, novelty items like decals, bug guards with cutesy sayings on them, etc.
I may be sounding horribly biased. You may be thinking, “Not all truck owners are that way.” Well, you’re right. Some aren’t. Some are content with the way their truck came. Some use their truck what it’s for; working on the farm, hauling loads, etc. Most people, however, don’t, and choose to make a spectacle of themselves. So I say to you, Mr. I-live-in-the-city-but-I-have-a-tricked-out-truck-look-at-me-I-rule, I’m keeping my Ford Focus with it’s reasonable mileage, low horsepower, and it’s stigma of being a Ford Focus because I don’t feel it necessary to say to the world, “Look at me, I’m special!”