Though I personally think owning a gas-guzzling behemoth pickup is a waste of money and an abuse of carbon emissions (unless you need it for work or hauling), I understand that everyone has their preferences. I personally know quite a few proud pickup owners who are safe, considerate drivers and who just love the sheer power and torque of their vehicles. If you have the money for the gas, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t own such a vehicle solely because you like the way it drives. As it stands right now, these trucks are perfectly legal, though their fuel efficiency has to be greatly improved by 2025.
With that said, bullying assholes like the owner of this Toyota Tundra give such pickup truck owners a bad name. We were traveling north on the 101 around Woodland Hills on a weekend when traffic was moving along nicely at around 75 mph in the slow lanes. We then noticed this speeding, tailgating jackass trying to intimidate other drivers with his pickup which conveniently had no plates, though there was a sizable dent to its rear right bumper. This douche bag got a new truck, and he already fracked it up? Not surprising, considering how he was zig-zagging and cutting off drivers without signaling. I would put money down that this guy uses his truck to compensate for his chapstick-sized dick rather than for work or hauling cargo/recreational vehicles.