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Survey Finds Lifted Trucks Most Obnoxious Vehicles

Posted in News on August 28, 2015
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In a recent survey completed by 1,000 people were asked which specialty vehicle they find the most annoying and the one they find the most appealing. The choices that were given included the following:

-Sports cars
-Classic muscle cars
-Luxury SUVs
-Electric/hybrid cars
-Lifted 4x4s
-Harley-Davidson motorcycles
-Sport bikes
-Van conversions
-Low-rider cars or trucks
-Rat rods

Out of those choices, lifted 4x4s were found to be the least desirable choice with 16 percent of respondents finding that lifted trucks have no justification for being owned. We know, that’s crazy! Obviously you lift your truck so you can fit bigger meats, gain ground clearance, improve suspension performance and most importantly look cool.

While lifted trucks may top the list, the Hummer came in at number two with 15 percent of respondents ranking America’s SUV Tank as the most obnoxious vehicle. Even though a new Hummer hasn’t been built since 2010, the distaste this gas-guzzling SUV left with some people is still lingering today.

Coming in as the third most ridiculous vehicle are low-rider cars and trucks with 10 percent of respondents. With complicated hydraulic or air suspension, limited ground clearance, and dramatic vehicle modification that can result in a salvage title, it’s no surprise lowered trucks aren’t the most desirable.

The fourth and fifth most obnoxious vehicle choices, according to the survey, are Motorcycles. Harley Davidson Motorcycles specifically came in fourth with eight percent of respondents. Sport bikes came in fifth with five percent of respondents finding them to be the most obnoxious. Even though motorcycles offer riders a freedom that cars and trucks don’t, such as allowing them to navigate traffic quickly and park virtually anywhere, we were still surprised to see them not closer to the top of the list.

According to the survey the most desirable vehicle choice was a sports car with hybrid/electric cars coming second. Even tough sports cars turned out to be the most desirable, only 34 percent of enthusiasts actually own a sports car. A similar theme was found with hybrid/electric cars with only 18 percent of the people that chose that as their most desirable vehicle, would actually purchase one. Consumer analyst for Penny Gusner suggests that this happens because hybrid/electric cars may seem like a good choice due to their fuel economy but are often much more to purchase than standard gasoline models.

Muscle cars were chosen as the third most desirable vehicle, with luxury SUVs the fourth most appealing while RVs finished the top five. Judging by the responses it would seem that there weren’t many off-road enthusiasts surveyed, That’s okay, we will still lift trucks, stuff big tires on them and wheel them when we can, even if a lot of people don’t get it!


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