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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-09-04, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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So Why A Ute??????

For those who haven't already heard me say it I've been trying to get myself into a new BA XR8 ute for some time, & now that I have a second job the prospects are looking pretty good. But it has occured to me that everytime I mention to someone that I'm looking to buy a ute they need to know why. What are you going to use it for? I didn't think you were a builder? You don't ride bikes so what are you gonna carry in the back? I've heard it all!!! I have now grown curious as to whether there is anyone else out there you has bought a ute for reasons similar to mine, these being:

A. A ute is far more affordable than a sedan. It's not that I wouldn't have a sedan, I like being able to carry people in the back. Roadtrip!!!!

B. The utes look awesome, not that the sedans don't look good, but the shape of a performance ute has always appealed to me & I've yet to own one.

C. It's gonna be handy to be able to put the odd thing in the back provided I don't hurt the ute in anyway. I'm a big fan of the liners Ford puts in the back of them these days.

D. Did I mention they are more affordable!!!!!!!! Hell a leather interior even costs half as much cos there's only two seats to cover!!!!

So what's your reasons for a ute people?

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Re: So Why A Ute??????

Being an electrician , having a place to put my lockup box is important , and carry a ladder when needed . The ute serves this purpose perfectly and has plenty more room for anything else thats needed e.g a 60kg bullmastiff
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Re: So Why A Ute??????

My girlfriend keeps telling me we should get a sedan and even since i've quit my trade i dont really need one but im still gonna get one. The way i see it is that they are a 2 door sports car like a Honda or something, with the benefit of sticking something in the back and like you said before they are cheaper. And who cares what other people say buy what YOU want.
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Re: So Why A Ute??????

I got mine because i need to carry some tools, pick up materials and its very handy when going away for a few days. I do agree with you that my personal choice would be a ute anyway, even if carrying things was not required.

Just do it, they are so sexy and not to mention fun with the LSD ooh, and chicks love utes


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Re: So Why A Ute??????

You'll find when you get a ute friends will spring up from everywhere. "Hey, can you give me a hand to pick this up?" and "Would you mind taking this to there?"

Of course, it can get a bit tiresome, but it's nice to be popular ...... even if it's for the wrong reason.

Plus, sedans are like arsholes...... everyone's got one. Utes look different on the road, and as mentioned by r00na above, the tail-action is great fun.

I got mine for those reasons, plus I had plenty of yard work to do around the house where the ute comes in real handy. The only problem is, the yard is almost done and I've now got 2 ankle biters, so the next car will most likely be a sedan.
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Re: So Why A Ute??????

looking for woman .... with no kids

forced induction at 7000rpm .... it says it all

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Re: So Why A Ute??????

-Only one person "bums" a ride at a time.

-Extra money saved on sedan put into APS kit so my ute is faster than most of the sedans and STILL cost less!

-No traction control!

-can put my bike in the back.

-AC and heater work twice as quick coz of small cabin.

And they just look better! IMHO

Notice how it's always the loser that says "it's only a game"!
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Re: So Why A Ute??????

wot he said^^^^^^^^^^^^
also, cant be a tradie with a sedan :/

Terrorising a crap driver near you!
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Re: So Why A Ute??????

with 2 convertibles and 4 coupes - what next but a ute

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Re: So Why A Ute??????

- Cheaper
- Holds its value better
- I'm 24 with no family so don't need a sedan
- and last but not least...make sure my girlfriends don't even think about having babies....
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