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Pickup Sales Falling: There’s A Good Reason Why

Pickups, for years, have been the best-selling vehicle in the United States. But recently released year-to-date sales are showing that overall, pickup truck sales have fallen this year. Sales for the Nissan Titan have dropped more than 9% this year. In September of 2006, more than 6,000 Titans were sold. This past September, sales barely beat the 5,000 mark. Chevrolet’s Colorado and Ford’s Ranger are faring far worse. Sales for the Ford Ranger are down more than 20% over this time last year. September sales for this year are down by 43% compared to 2006. Chevy’s Colorado is down more than 18% in overall sales for the year and even sales for the popular Chevy Silverado are down nearly 2%. Nissan’s suffering as well with an 18% drop YTD (year-to-date) with the Frontier, and GMC’s Sierra is barely holding on to market share with a 1.6% drop in sales over last year. This can be alarming for some people looking for a car, van, or SUV but most buyers agree that the risk far outweighs the reward.

On the flip side, Dodge’s Ram is holding steadyactually up one percent over last year and has sold more than 500 more Rams in September ’07 than it sold in September 2006. Toyota’s also doing well. Even though sales for the Tacoma were down by almost 3,000 vehicles this past September compared to the September prior, year-to-date sales of the pickup are up by 1.2%. Tacoma’s sleek older brother the Tundra is doing exceptionally well, up more than 50% over last year.

So why are the sales of certain companies on the decline while others are holding steady or shooting toward the stars? It could have to do with the minor improvements made in safety features to last year’s pickups. Since safety has shown in multiple studies to be a “very important consideration” among consumers of automotive vehicles– and to those who bought pickup trucks specifically– companies that have upgraded safety equipment seem to be garnering favor.

Isuzu is one of these companies. Isuzu’s i-290 offers advanced safety features like Dual-Stage Airbags, an airbag suppression system, a Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Daytime Running Lights, and Child Seat Lower- and Top-Tether Anchors for those with young children. The bigger i-370 includes similar features as the i-290, but also offers Head-Curtain Side-Impact Airbags, a Day/Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Electronic Traction Control, Shift-On-The-Fly 4-Wheel Drive, and Automatic Locking Rear Differential. The i-370 sports all of these features in both the Extended and Crew Cab models.

The 2006 Toyota Tacoma also performed well in crash tests, proving its worth. With a “G” rating (the highest of four possible ratings) in six out of seven categories, according to IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), it certainly deserves to be mentioned along with the Isuzu i-290 and i-370.

In addition to active and passive safety features, comprehensive roadside assistance programs are now being considered as a valuable part of a vehicle purchase. Isuzu offers one of the best roadside assistance packages available. It offers free roadside assistance for up to 7 years or 75,000 miles.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What 4 cylinder diesel Pickups have been in the American Market?
    so I’m looking for a 4 cylinder diesel pickup truck to convert to vegetable oil. I’m not sure what makes, models, and years to keep an eye out for. Any suggestions for trucks that have been in the American market? Are these trucks more common on the Mexican or Canadian market?
    Also a question on terminology: are these 4 cylinder pickups known as compact, light duty, or what? what is the difference between these terms? Are there any other terms that would help me to find these smaller pickups?
    well thats more questions than i meant to ask, but I’m very confused. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Toyota, Isuzu, Chevy Luv, VW, and also the Ford Ranger. These are considered compact. Compact is a smaller truck than the light duty. light duty is considered a half ton.

      The VW is a great runner and can be found up to the early 80′s as well as the Luv. The Ford was around 86-89 and the Isuzu and Toyota were until early 90′s.

  2. QUESTION:
    How far away is the automotive industry from producing 4-door, 4×4, 4-cylinder, diesel, hybrid, pickup trucks?
    I want a pickup that has great towing capability (i.e. > 8,000 lbs), can stand up to a Montana winter, and gets over 30mpg. I’m cheering you on Detroit!

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sure they already have the technology, but they (the auto industry) insist that they can’t implement it in their vehicles because it will increase the cost of the vehicles and consumer won’t be able to afford them. Nevermind that I see all these jerks driving around in Hummers and Escalades.
      If the government started imposing heavy taxes on inefficient vehicles, then perhaps the tide would turn.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can I put a Turbo Diesel engine in my ’96 Chevy S10 pickup?
    Right now it is a 2.2 liter engine with a manual 5 speed tranny, over 150k miles and the engine is starting to act very tired. My oil pressurre is down and there is not much pep left in the gas pedal. If i replace the engine, is it possible to install a 4 cylinder turbo diesel?

    • ANSWER:
      Can you: yes.

      The hard part is finding one that fits and can be mated up to your tranny. I’ve seen some fantastic Cummins 4BT swaps into Rangers, so that’s about the same size. You could probably make a go of that. It’ll be hard, though.

      Find a Super Duty Four (the seriously upgraded, seriously heavy duty racing version of the Iron Duke) and swap that in, just to make people’s eyes pop. “You got that power out of a DUKE?”

      Save up for a clutch if you do. You’ll need it. A SD4 can top out over 300hp.

  4. QUESTION:
    What’s a good 4 cylinder Fuel efficient king cab pickup?
    I’m looking for a fuel efficient pick up. I need king cab and possibly 4×4. 2005-2011. The Mazda b2300 and ranger don’t offer the king cab and 4×4 with the 4 cyl engine and I don’t think the Toyota and Nissan do either. They did in the older models but I can’t find newer ones. Do they exist. Nissan navaro diesel only in Europe. I don’t think I can get it Canada. What are my options. I would rather gm, ford, or Mazda because they are usually cheaper than Toyota and Nissan.
    Thank you.

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  5. QUESTION:
    What is the approximate fuel mileage on a 2004 f250 supercrew cab diesel pickup?
    I have fallen in love with a 2004 f250 diesel pickup truck. I have checked the blue book value and it is a pretty good deal, problem is, I drive about 60 miles roundtrip each day. I need to know if I can afford to drive the beast. This truck is the 8 cylinder turbo diesel engine with the standard 8ft bed, 4 door supercrew cab, automatic tranny. I don’t know the gear ratio or if anything has been altered in this truck. I am hoping someone can give me some much needed info on this pickup.

    • ANSWER:
      Its going to be, and this is a rough est, in town 14 to 18 mpg, hwy 20 to 23 mpg.


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