Pickup Truck Options – What Were They Thinking?

Chicago Tribune - March 31, 2012

A Chicago Tribune automotive writer has researched and reports some bewildering options offered on pickups. They include an interior camera focusing on the driver that allows instant updating on Facebook/Twitter, expensive upscale aesthetic packages that include multiple logos but do not add any real equipment, no manual transmission in many models, and no diesel engine in compact trucks. The writer also questions the wisdom of paying $40,000 for a hybrid pickup with its loss of towing capacity.