Forget the "pickup man" - women just want the pickup -

Forget the "pickup man" - women just want the pickup

Men aren't the top buyers of trucks. Who knew? Our auto expert, Steve Strope has the inside track on how female truck owner are changing the face of America's most popular vehicle.

Women have become the driving force for the U.S. automotive industry. Recent marketing statistics say they buy 60% of all new cars and trucks!

Since the Ford F-150 is the best-selling truck in America, Strope visited with the Vice President of Galpin Motors, Beau Beockmann, the #1 Ford dealership in the country, to find out why millions of women have also become truck lovers.    

"The truck offers a higher seating position, why do you think that's so important to woman?," asked Strope.

"It offers a better visibility so you can really see everything that's around you. And I think that gives you a better sense of security when you are driving," says Beockmann.

"So, women probably like all the cab options that are available with trucks now," says Strope.

"It wasn't too long ago that you could only get a truck in a regular cab," says Beockmann, "Today, you've got regular cab, super cab, which gives access to the back, and a full four-door crew cab, and it really makes it nice for families, pets, activities, what ever you want to do."

"Well fuel economy is on everybody's mind," says Beockmann, "So, the eco-boost engine, for example gets the power of a V8 with the fuel efficiency of a V6. The other thing is today trucks are designed around women.  So, a feature that I think is absolutely wonderful are the adjustable pedals.  So if someone is a little bit shorter they can actually hit the buttons and the brake and the gas come up so they can be in a better driving position."

There are plenty of reasons why women now love trucks, and plenty of trucks to choose from. So do your research and you're sure to find the one that's perfect for you or for the woman you love. 

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