If masculinity and strength could be expressed in a man’s personal choice of vehicle, then no other vehicle screams or oozes it more than the pickup truck. Long been seen as the working man’s trusty companion, the pickup truck has always been the vehicle of choice for tradesmen of all kinds; while flashier sports cars and luxury brands exude a level of sophistication, the undeniable flexibility and reliable function that the pickup truck provides makes it the best choice for men (and yes, even women) who spend plenty of time loading large items, moving things around, and don’t mind getting a little dirty every once in a while.
Without the limitations enforced by a closed cabin and its corresponding height restrictions, pickup truck owners can easily load and unload all kinds of items on its bed. A plumber or a carpenter, for example, can keep boxes of tools and replacement materials at the back of his truck so he can take them with him at each trip to his customers’ homes. A person can help a friend solve his moving dilemma by offering to use his pickup truck to transport his grand piano and large framed artworks. And of course, the free-spirited adventurer will have no problem chasing thrills from place to place with his surfboard or mountain bike safely loaded onto the back of the truck. Want a vehicle of your own that can do all these, and more? Then a used Ford F150 may be just the thing you need.
Making the best use of a pickup truck will depend on your purpose for acquiring the vehicle; if you’re looking for a relatively larger vehicle than most to drive a large family around in for long trips, then the pickup may not be the best choice. While a used F150 can be decked out and restored as a luxury vehicle complete with advanced navigation systems, heated leather seats, and three-zone climate control, it still shines best as a vehicle for conquering rough terrains, carrying heavy loads, and hauling other heavy vehicles.
In its home country (the United States), trusted car manufacturer Ford’s F-series has been the best-selling truck for 34 years. A used Ford F-150 is specifically engineered to excel in cargo hauling. The 2012 F-150 is built on the strongest frame in the class with a 3,120-pound maximum payload capability. It also has a best-in-class cargo box volume of up to 81.3 cubic feet. And with the classic tailgate step and two box side steps, the cargo bed can be accessed with great ease from different angles.
Aside from being capable of some serious heavy lifting, the Ford F150 can do some serious hauling as well. Do you have another vehicle that needs to be towed to the nearest garage? Got boats and jet skis to take on your cross-country trip? The F-150 also has a best-in-class towing capability of up to 11,300 pounds. And to successfully and safely help drivers guide these large items to their destination the pickup truck also has a standard trailer sway control stabilization system and an integrated trailer brake controller; if you need to cross rough terrain and haul large items at the same time, no other vehicle can rock the roads as well as the Ford F-150.
For the dedicated tradesman who brings the tools of his trade wherever he goes, and the explorer who confidently barrels through all kinds of terrain the Earth has to offer, a conventional vehicle simply wouldn’t do. New or used, the Ford F-150 delivers strength and full functionality, whatever the purpose may be.