Why a Truck Can Be Your Next Vehicle.
So you have a family, but that doesn’t mean you have to get a minivan or SUV to fit your brood. Your family vehicle speaks to your lifestyle and practicality and for some families, the power-sliding doors in a minivan makes entering and exiting the vehicle a whole lot easier—no need to worry about children making a dent on the neighboring car when they rush in and out.
However, the minivan or the SUV are not the be all, end all. Having kids doesn’t mean you’ve completely changed your personality, especially if you’re the type who looks forward to using your weekends to towing or transporting your outdoor toys like a boat or snowmobile. If you want the versatility of driving over city streets and rough terrains while carrying anything—your family crew, ATV four wheelers, or furniture—a full-size truck is your best bet.
Family-Friendly Features of Trucks
With modern trucks, you’re not losing out on the family-friendly features that made minivans so appealing, such as drivability, comfort features like heated seats, and entertainment options like a DVD player. Truck crew cab models offer a rear bench to fit three passengers, and you can fit a total of six passengers and the driver if you get a model with a front bench.
The Cost of a Truck
A pickup truck starts at roughly $18,000 while a full-size truck loaded with comfort and luxury features can cost as much as $62,000. The sticker price is just one factor in selecting a truck that meets the needs of your family and lifestyle. Buyers should also consider the indirect costs of a vehicle. A Toyota Tundra cost of ownership, for example, considers the cost of fuel, depreciation and more. Sometimes spending more on a vehicle up front can save you in the long run.
A Truck can be a Your Next Family Vehicle
Sure you have a family, but comfy passenger seats and large cargo space are not just for minivans or SUVs. Modern trucks come with many family-friendly conveniences and you still get the high-powered engine and hauling performance that trucks are known for. You also check the truck’s engine and examine its baldwin oil filters.
I know that trucks have all the comforts that any other vehicle can offer. Not to mention, you have the power, comfort and automatic “cool factor” that your kids will not roll their eyes at! I also love the fact you’d be able to haul anything, move furniture or transfer mulch for gardening if you want it!
Have you ever considered getting a truck as your family vehicle?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.