Pickup truck drivers, I don't envy you

I just got back from a 400 km trip to pick something up in another city. I borrowed a relative’s 18 year old Ford F-150. It’s a beast, but man, is it thirsty! 48 L (~12.7 gallons) of gas to go 400 km (~250 miles). I spent more on gas today than I have in a long time!

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Picture of said truck, taken a few years ago. It might be a thirst machine, but it sure has been helpful. That same relative lets us borrow it almost any time we need a truck, which has been super helpful. I think it’d take a long time for me to get used to backing that thing up, though. Visibility isn’t bad, but I’m not used to driving something so long. One of these days I should write up a proper Oppo-style review of it.

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