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    WheelsMag - Opinion: Our obsession with dual-cabs is a problem

    This guy must have crept into my room and done some sort of mind extraction.

    By Byron Mathioudakis, 11 May 2020 Opinion

    It’s not so much an elephant in the room as dinosaurs in the driveway.

    Anywhere you look, our roads are choking with dual-cab utes. Always popular, they now dominate, to the point where the best- and second-best sellers wear Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger badges.

    Celebrated and lately even feted, they’ve become ingrained in our national psyche, in much the same way Holden and Ford utes (and for a brief period during the 1970s, panel vans) once were.

    Transcending workhorse origins, the once-humble ute is now everything from a $100K status symbol to a rite of passage for P-platers seeking to break away.

    Plus, car companies love them, too. More than one insider has revealed that they can be a licence to print money.

    So, here’s my beef. The dual-cab ute’s newfound status reflects Australia’s slide from progressive to prehistoric.

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    Re: WheelsMag - Opinion: Our obsession with dual-cabs is a problem

    I'm not sure why it's a problem?

    From my side the reason why they're so popular is they actually get used by people to tow vans and campers around the country on and off road

    There is a huge industry based around a campers and grey nomad society

    As our population ages you find more and more people going the grey nomad route

    Hence the popularity of imported US pickups that can tow even more
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

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    The article is written by a city guy obviously
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

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    Re: WheelsMag - Opinion: Our obsession with dual-cabs is a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    The article is written by a city guy obviously
    yeah, let him go and buy his electric smart for 2

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    Re: WheelsMag - Opinion: Our obsession with dual-cabs is a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    yeah, let him go and buy his electric smart for 2

    I heard he was waiting for a Smart 4dr (Smart for 4? Smart 4-4? what a dumb name and car) because the 2dr is less practical even though he's single .

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    Re: WheelsMag - Opinion: Our obsession with dual-cabs is a problem

    who takes any notice of Wheels?

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    Re: WheelsMag - Opinion: Our obsession with dual-cabs is a problem

    Probably the most practical car I have ever had. It's no HSV Senator to drive around but hard to beat in practicality tough

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    Re: WheelsMag - Opinion: Our obsession with dual-cabs is a problem

    written by someone WHO DOESN'T "USE" their vehicle for more than commuting around

    I 100% believe the TRUCK / DUAL CAB market has grown so much as sedans and NOW SUVS have gotten SO FOCUSED ON BEING efficient to the point they are nearly useless for ANY usage that is MORE then the daily work run
    just look to the sales of boats / campers / utility trailers
    OR try to book a campsite on a popular weekend - all "tasks" a 1980's Falcon / Malibu could handle with little effort BUT a modern car/suv can NOT even attempt

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