Boy has this thread twisted around! At least I found out that because I drive a truck I'm overweight, in debt, a fuel hog, dangerous in winter weather and on and on and on. So I'll add this one last reason for driving a truck: you're cruising on the freeway and some idiot crosses the highway into your lane. There's a heck of a crash. Trucks might come out of that luckier than cars. If I've got to face that scenario ( it happens more than you think) I think I want to be in a truck instead of a car.