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Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by cRoy, May 26, 2009.

  1. Boots

    www.reality-check.ca

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    Mine is 4% on all recurring bills, 2% on gas and 1% on everything else. I too use it for everything. I'll usually get $1500-$2000 in cash back every November :cool:
     
  2. David Puddy

    yeah, that's right

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    what CC is that?
     
  3. 17

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    Mine is 1.5 (thought it was 2) on everything up to 25k then 1% after that, 3 cents per litre at Petro, extra rental insurance and lounge access for travel.

    sometimes you can get intro offers on cash back cards for 4-5% for like 3 months if you spend xxxx
     
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  4. Grifter

    Bluh?

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    Petro eh? Someone's with RBC. :lol:
     
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  5. C. Mike Hunt

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    Avion Infinite ftw
     
  6. 17

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    I have 2 cards through them, but yeah my work fuel card is petro and my wife is an authorized user on a card so she goes there too. I use the points for road trip snacks and atv gas lol

    I filled my truck up Monday and I’ll fill it up again today before heading back to the city. I drive a shitload, so they add up quick
     
  7. Grifter

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    Same for my work truck. I turn the points in for Walmart/wherever gift cards at Xmas time. :lol:
     
  8. David Puddy

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    just got the costco MC cc,
     
  9. Scott

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    got my window sticker today. Blend date 23/4/22. sooonish
     
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  10. KMD

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    Are you going to beat Justin's #TruckTax on this purchase?
    :hsugh:
     
  11. Boots

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    With something like 80% of truck owners only using their truck for towing/hauling once a year, there should be something done to discourage people from buying trucks imo. They are the most sold vehicle and they are the worst possible choice if you consider their environmental footprint, wear and tear on our road infrastructure, overcrowding already crowded roads/parking lots and last I checked most trucks aren't known for their reliability and longevity.
     
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    If work didn’t pay for mine, I’d 100% still have one

    they’re just way too handy
     
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  13. RoryTate

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    I'm having trouble following your reasoning regarding reliability. Can you reference some articles? I'm googling, but the trend I'm seeing is trucks are the more reliable choice, not that reliability should be the only deciding factor.
     
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  14. Cheddar

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    I’m really struggling to understand your logic when you have a second car that you use solely for leisure.
     
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  15. HairyAss

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    I’m struggling to follow Boots’ logic because he wears sweatpants to the grocery store.
     
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  16. Boots

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    Just going on the experience of people I know with trucks. Know multiple people who've had massive expensive failures with their trucks... I think ScottScott had a doozy at some point?
     
  17. Grifter

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    80% only use them for towing or hauling once a year???

    :pfft:

    Where in the fuck did you read this? Oh wait. I guess I'm part of the fringe minority of truck owners now too that only utilize their truck once a year.

    Dude you may as well just go crawl into a cave cause now you're proving to be a senile old bastard that hates the world.

    I use my truck multiple times a month as a truck. They aren't just for towing or hauling trailers. I have ATVs. My kids stuff. I go and cut firewood... Grab stuff from Costco and don't have to have it delivered... By another truck. Help friends or family move. Or help them grab stuff. Hunting trips. Camping trips. They are very handy and versatile. I'll never NOT own a truck.

    And yeah, coming from the guy with a girly sports car? Only using it once or twice a year? Wow. :lol:
     
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  18. Boots

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    It's my 'daily driver' in the summer. It actually gets better gas mileage than the Element that it replaces.
     
  19. Boots

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    It's actually 75% ... lemme find the article
     
  20. Boots

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    Link to the PDF for the study won't work anymore (it's a few years old)

    https://www.thedrive.com/news/26907/you-dont-need-a-full-size-pickup-truck-you-need-a-cowboy-costume

    Alexander Edwards president of automotive research and consulting firm Strategic Vision, which conducts an in-depth, annual, 250,000-person, psychographic new vehicle owners’ survey. “
     
  21. Boots

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    Also always amusing to hear a truck owner call someone elses vehicle girly. Compensating much? :rofl:
     
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    My truck is a V6. Does that mean I get a pass?
     
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  23. Grifter

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    It's a Johnny Tran special.
     
  24. Boots

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    Now you're going with the racial angle? I didn't even mention your white Oakley's:rofl:
     
  25. Cheddar

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    And he sits to piss..



    …In urinals



    Yea I remember it
    yes I’m bringing it up again
    yes I will bring it up again
    no I will never forget it.
     
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  26. Grifter

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    I don't wear white Oakley's, or drive a lifted truck. I was referencing fast and furious. Had nothing to do with race. But glad you took that route.
     
  27. Scott

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    I tow more than once a year, so I get a pass.

    I absolutely love driving a truck vs a car.
     
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    We sold our trailer and I don't hunt that much any more but I still have a truck. It doesn't get used a lot, 2008 Ram 150,000 ish km on it but I do use it for hailing garbage to the dump, getting propane, getting building supplies. It also gets used when I need to go up north in the winter because roads and weather can be unpredictable.
     
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  29. Grifter

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    Not being impeded by winter conditions. Plus if you do by chance drive/slide off the road in snow, unlike a car you can hit 4*4 and likely drive right back up onto the road vs being stuck and needing a tow in 7 inches of snow! :lol:

    I have a lumberyard nearby that I can go and spend $40 and fill the bed of my truck with what they call cut offs. Great for in the fire pit or using as kindling in the woodstove. I also bundle it up and take it for camping and hunting.
    I put the new pellet grill I recently purchased in the bed of the truck at Canadian tire. Rather than call someone with a truck to pick it up or pay for a delivery service. That wouldn't fit in suv or trunk.


    Guess I'm just an overachiever. :lol:
     
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    You just assume that anyone in a truck is a hillbilly dumb fuck and just has it because they want to plow over traffic on the way to wall-mart when the small condoms are on sale.
     
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  31. Boots

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    I know there are a few exceptions to the truck rule but for the most part you're pretty close lol

    Also the #trucktax thing is apparently something the Alberta conservatives made up (Kenny tweets)? Government said they have no intentions of any truck tax or green levies on trucks. The only green tax on trucks/SUVs is the existing one put in place by the Stephen Harper government back before conservatives went off the deep end.
     
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    Thankful for the tree huggers, they offset my truck that gets 21L/100km when I tow my race car that gets like 35L/100 lol.
     
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    I had 800lbs of dirt in my this morning and it will haul my atv tomorrow


    I also beat the absolute Jesus out of it to the tune of almost 50,000km a year and it’s rock solid

    gas mileage on 33s is abysmal at best
     
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  34. Boots

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    There are definitely plenty of folks that use their trucks as they are intended to be used. Just that they are a small portion of people who buy trucks.
     
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    Is this what you put in your bio when you go on dating sites?
     

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