michblanch, not many can afford to fuel pickups. There are some about, like the Hilux, etc, but not many F150s, etc. I live around an American base (I'm half American/English
) and all the English remark on how effing huge American cars are and the Americans always wonder why they see so many small cars, until the have to fill up outside of base
I must say, they generally come out the best in accidents. Pickup is usually just bashed while small Kia/Polo/Fiesta is wrecked. The accidents usually happen on roundabouts. I'm sure there should be some sort of roundabout orientation when troops PCS here. They put the ****s up me, bearing down on me in a Dodge Ram on a roundabout where I have right of way. Scary! This is not a generalized statement, just my personal experience. I'm sure there are some Americans who do learn how to use roundabouts properly. Somewhere
*disclaimer* I myself have an American father in the armed forces, so I'm not dissing Americans, etc, yada yada, just poking fun.
Mich, how big are the parking spaces in car parks in America? On base they are HUGE to accommodate large pickups and SUVs. I can stick my car in a parking space any old fashion when I go on base and not worry in the slightest about the next car over. Is this the norm?
EDIT: Just noted that you are from Texas, is it true what they say about everything being bigger in texas?