The fact that you can get this:
configured as follows: 4WD, V6, 6-speed MANUAL. With other decent options, basically exactly what I want for a little truck that can haul my family and also bikes, trash, rocks, firewood, skis, whatever, right in the bed, easily.
The want is STRONG. But not so much the want for a $500/mo payment. But at least this exists, and that makes me very happy. I’m not sure that if I won the lottery tomorrow, I wouldn’t buy this exact truck.
While it might be a $34k truck that gets the same mileage as a 1/2 ton but can’t do as much... f**k spending $40-50k on a nicely equipped 1/2 ton that I just don’t need. This is perfect.