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by kjvmartin
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why are Mazda CX-5’s sales so much less than other brands?
Replies: 56
Views: 5422

Re: Why are Mazda CX-5’s sales so much less than other brands?

Why are Mazda CX-5’s sales so much less than other brands? Mazda is bottom shelf when compared to Toyota and Honda. Toyota and Honda are much superior vehicles. Ummm, did you read the rest of the thread? There is an obvious answer to that question, and it isn't the one you provided. While I've alwa...
by kjvmartin
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Honda CR-V vs. 2-3 Year Old CR-V?
Replies: 68
Views: 4599

Re: New Honda CR-V vs. 2-3 Year Old CR-V?

The 2019 CR-V is also experiencing battery drain trouble. Google that. They have also moved to a much less comfortable driver seat. Hard, small. I thought I would be a no brainer CR-V customer after turning in my 2016 lease, but I just can’t. No good anymore. We love our Odyssey for what it’s worth.
by kjvmartin
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Any 1811 on this forum???
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: Any 1811 on this forum???

I'll show my ignorance... what's an 1811? 1811 is a federal classification for law enforcement officers. Generally FBI agents, DEA Agents, ATF Agents.... Most any of the special agents. Postal Inspectors, Secret Service non uniformed. Very hard to get hired, and they work very hard in dangerous sit...
by kjvmartin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

It is a 2018. I should mention my wife is 5 feet tall, and she finds the seats very comfortable. It would be helpful if people mentioned what model year they are referencing. The recent Honda Accord generations are: 10th: 2018+ 9th: 2013-2017 8th: 2008-2012 7th: 2003-2007 6th: 1998-2002 The last Ac...
by kjvmartin
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyonw driving Uber for fun and pocket money in retirement?
Replies: 111
Views: 11027

Re: Anyonw driving Uber for fun and pocket money in retirement?

I have driven for Lyft off and on. The money is not very good. I do not recommend it. Worst story? Pickup an early evening car of full of 30something men on the way to the city for a nightclub. The cologne was nauseating, they spoke openly using very locker room language, and once I got on the freew...
by kjvmartin
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPad Pro 12.9 - 3rd Generation
Replies: 50
Views: 3681

Re: iPad Pro 12.9 - 3rd Generation

Every time I've tried to get on the iPad bandwagon I find myself getting it, using it, and then slowly switching back to my MacBook Pro. As I type this reply on a comfortable chaise lounge, my computer is conveniently propped up on my lap. The Smart Keyboard generally requires a flat hard surface. T...
by kjvmartin
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Santa Fe lane centering vs. Ford Co-Pilot
Replies: 25
Views: 1488

Re: Santa Fe lane centering vs. Ford Co-Pilot

Lane keep assist in Hyundai is a gimmick. I have it in my Elantra 2019. You will never really use them. As soon as you take your hands off the wheel, in 10 seconds, it turns off. A bump, or a sudden jerk off center, it's OFF. Plus, you DON'T wanna take your hands of the steering wheel. It only work...
by kjvmartin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Santa Fe lane centering vs. Ford Co-Pilot
Replies: 25
Views: 1488

Re: Santa Fe lane centering vs. Ford Co-Pilot

I can not answer your question. I will say that the lane keeping systems on my vehicles are probably the feature I would be most likely to give up. Two cars, two different systems. In fact, I frequently consider turning them off. Just not as useful in real life as I might have thought. For me, this...
by kjvmartin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Santa Fe lane centering vs. Ford Co-Pilot
Replies: 25
Views: 1488

Re: Santa Fe lane centering vs. Ford Co-Pilot

I can not answer your question. I will say that the lane keeping systems on my vehicles are probably the feature I would be most likely to give up. Two cars, two different systems. In fact, I frequently consider turning them off. Just not as useful in real life as I might have thought. For me, this...
by kjvmartin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: SUV: Acura RDX or Mazda CX-5
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: SUV: Acura RDX or Mazda CX-5

We are considering leasing a 2019 Mazda CX-5 or buying a used 2017-2018 CX-5 or Acura RDX. We’d buy one with under 40,000 miles in the price range of $24,000-$26,000 (probably just at CarMax). From experience or as a car enthusiast, how do these cars compare to each other? We usually buy but are co...
by kjvmartin
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need Options - Honda Accord Incredibly Uncomfortable Seats
Replies: 126
Views: 28221

Re: Need Options - Honda Accord Incredibly Uncomfortable Seats

Thought I had posted this earlier, but I must have screwed up. I own an Accord EX-L. I’ve had 3 back surgeries including a fusion. Just completed a 2400 mile trip from SoCal to Denver and back, for the second time in a year. My wife and I find the seats to be extremely comfortable, so much so that ...
by kjvmartin
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need Options - Honda Accord Incredibly Uncomfortable Seats
Replies: 126
Views: 28221

Re: Need Options - Honda Accord Incredibly Uncomfortable Seats

I just begrudgingly lost $4500 on my 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid EX, but was out of options. 3112 miles. Visit to GP and 2 specialists. Nothing wrong with me physically. Great! Various cushions. My right leg would not tolerate it for any longer than 10 minutes. Every work week I would get more sore thr...
by kjvmartin
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me choose my next Boglecar!
Replies: 52
Views: 3265

Re: Help me choose my next Boglecar!

The 2019 Escape is worth a look. There's a lot of features available and it's being upgraded in 2020, so discounts are good. I was pleasantly surprised on a recent test drive. Likely to buy soon. Prior years were not as refined, but they seem to have come a long way. I was in the same boat as you. S...
by kjvmartin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which car to buy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3823

Re: Which car to buy?

There's really no perfect crossover right now... I've been struggling - Here's my take on the problems with the brands I've researched: Honda CR-V - Oil Dilution and 2019s have a battery drain problem. Tons of complaints. New recall for spontaneous airbag deployment. RAV-4 - Test drove this one and ...
by kjvmartin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The Quality of a Retirement with no Retirement Savings
Replies: 30
Views: 3015

Re: The Quality of a Retirement with no Retirement Savings

HUD provides housing assistance for seniors, section 202. There are sliding scale retirement apartments all over the country. They sometimes have long waiting lists (2 to 5 years), but this is the best bet for someone in need of housing. Get on this list ASAP while health is good. If not self suffic...
by kjvmartin
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ghosted by IKEA after warranty claim
Replies: 49
Views: 5282

Re: Ghosted by IKEA after warranty claim

Hi All, I have a corner kitchen cabinet face that has failed at the joint - the fiberboard is coming apart and it is unrepairable. I have the original receipts and submitted a warranty claim. After an extended period of time, my claim was denied and no explanation was given. They offered me $100 in...
by kjvmartin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple Watch Worth The $$$?
Replies: 41
Views: 3749

Re: Apple Watch Worth The $$$?

well worth it, but apple watch 5 coming out next month. Generally most apple things are amazing and game changers. Never buy the current Apple product at launch. Pretend like it launches a little later. Wait till the previous generation goes on a good sale, buy that. For example, you can get a seri...
by kjvmartin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone buy the Nissan Rogue over the Honda CRV???
Replies: 86
Views: 5650

Re: Anyone buy the Nissan Rogue over the Honda CRV???

The car is running great, but I do covet getting a car with all the driver assist safety features. I was in a similar situation with concerns about the 1.5. I wanted the Honda Sensing suite... You may find that competitors have safety systems that are not nearly as smooth as Honda's. That was my ex...
by kjvmartin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

notinuse wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:03 am
simplesimon wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:06 am
We're thinking about buying a Honda CRV - any tall people have similar issues?
My wife has a Honda CRV, and the seats are not comfortable to me. I am 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, and the seat bottoms are too short to provide much thigh support for me.
What year?
by kjvmartin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

After thorough research and two test drives, I bought a 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid for my 90-120 minutes of daily commuting. My way of avoiding any potential oil dilution concerns and still getting a reputable Honda. My automotive ownership history goes: '89 Dodge Ram, '90 Compact Isuzu, Impala, Must...
by kjvmartin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pickup truck issue!!
Replies: 39
Views: 2996

Re: Pickup truck issue!!

Nothing is more expensive than a new car, but new cars are nice. How much is it worth to you? How's your budget? A relative owns a business and leases his F-150. Can you write off a lease for your business? That seems to be advantageous for taxes, but I'm no expert. I think his lease payment is in t...
by kjvmartin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

Google "Honda Accord Seat Cushion" - looks like a big market with lots of options (for a reason). The only problem is if you are tall and already out of headroom you won't be able to add a seat cushion. This is one reason I moved away from sedans - Camry, Accord, etc. have gotten smaller/less-comfo...
by kjvmartin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

My automotive ownership history goes: '89 Dodge Ram, '90 Compact Isuzu, Impala, Mustang, Mazda6, Mazda6, Equinox, and now the Accord. I've never owned an uncomfortable vehicle till now. Similar stature here. Sorry to hear your Accord isn’t working out. Amazing how different the fit can be for diffe...
by kjvmartin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

I have an 2017 Accord, curious how tall are you talking about? I’m above average height though not a giant by any means (slightly taller than 6’1”). The main problem I found was the headrest. It angles forward in a way I find very uncomfortable, so I actually turned the headrest backwards and find ...
by kjvmartin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

I had a similar problem with the new Accord. Ceiling too low even on lowest seat setting. Anything but LX or Sport 1.5 takes a big chunk out of headroom with the non-optional sunroof. Indeed, the sunroof is not a plus for me. You're looking at this all wrong. You need to raise the seat to the highe...
by kjvmartin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

Jags4186 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:54 pm
How tall are you?
6'4 or 1.93m for our non-USA Bogleheads.
by kjvmartin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

nps wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:31 pm
I had a similar problem with the new Accord. Ceiling too low even on lowest seat setting. Anything but LX or Sport 1.5 takes a big chunk out of headroom with the non-optional sunroof.
Indeed, the sunroof is not a plus for me.
by kjvmartin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

I am tall and had a similar problem in a new Camry. Only lost a few hundred dollars getting out of it which I chalked up to a failure on my part to really research the size of the car relative to someone like me My thinking was “if I had a mustang before...” but cars have really changed in the past...
by kjvmartin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

investor4life wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:09 pm
Perhaps an aftermarket seat cushion, designed for long drives, might help?
I do not have much clearance to raise the seat. It’s fine at the lowest position, but going up an inch or two would put me on the ceiling. That’s typical for every car I’ve driven. Seat down and then back.
by kjvmartin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

Just a word of advice: If you're in the market for an Accord, spend 30 minutes in the drivers seat before signing on the line. I have posted this advice a couple of times. We test drove an Accord and Camry. For me, the Accord seats were extremely uncomfortable and I knew I wouldn't last 30 minutes....
by kjvmartin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 73
Views: 7018

(Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

After thorough research and two test drives, I bought a 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid for my 90-120 minutes of daily commuting. My way of avoiding any potential oil dilution concerns and still getting a reputable Honda. My automotive ownership history goes: '89 Dodge Ram, '90 Compact Isuzu, Impala, Musta...
by kjvmartin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time for a new car - Corolla or Civic...
Replies: 49
Views: 3684

Re: Time for a new car - Corolla or Civic...

RootSki wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Which one has 360° camera?

That’s the one I’d get.
I can't figure much use for a 360 camera. I do like a backup camera with dynamic lines for backing into spots, but the 360 does nothing for me.
by kjvmartin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time for a new car - Corolla or Civic...
Replies: 49
Views: 3684

Re: Time for a new car - Corolla or Civic...

I think the Civic still lacks blind-spot monitoring, even on the highest Touring trim level. I believe it is available on some Corolla models. Also, the audio system on the Civic has been criticized as unintuitive. That said, I'd probably go with the Civic, for a better driving experience. Either w...
by kjvmartin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sofa or couch ( an6 difference) for new homeowners
Replies: 25
Views: 1540

Re: Sofa or couch ( an6 difference) for new homeowners

See if your local Costco still has any in stock. We found it priced much lower than the quality level. Our couch has been superb.

It would be worth $100-$200 to have it delivered and assembled if there are any stairs involved. Otherwise, rent a U-Haul. It won't fit in a standard SUV.
by kjvmartin
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: breathable office shoes
Replies: 16
Views: 1900

Re: breathable office shoes

Clark's Unstructured
by kjvmartin
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Square Trade
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Square Trade - TV Experts Weigh In?

I am pending resolution on a Square Trade warranty claim. I insured a $800 (on sale for $700) LG TV purchase in 2015 at Costco. I am not a TV expert, but it was a very good HDTV which also looked nice in our entertainment center. No complaints about it until it started experiencing flicker and jitte...
by kjvmartin
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I'm thinking about buying a supercar anyone here done this and feedback?
Replies: 241
Views: 14545

Re: I'm thinking about buying an exotic supercar anyone here done this and feedback?

Why did you keep doing it? I did it 3 times. This is on a different scale of dollars, but a similar situation to you. I was young, single, degree in hand, employed. Dream Car = 2005 Mustang GT. Purchased a lightly used model to keep it reasonable. The exhaust note, G-Force during acceleration, and ...
by kjvmartin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco or Sam's Club?
Replies: 134
Views: 9169

Re: Costco or Sam's Club?

I haven't had time to read all replies yet, but I can say Costco has been such a blessing to our budget. #1 Gasoline. I go at off peak times where there is no waiting and I drive 400+ miles in one car and 75+ weekly in another. The Costco gas station beats local Kroger even with $0.20 in fuel points...
by kjvmartin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families
Replies: 58
Views: 3911

Re: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families

I only have one kid (well 2, but the other one is 78 :) ), but one of my employees has five and was in this exact predicament a little over a month ago. His Equinox with 285k miles finally bit the dust, so he needed a new car for his 56 mile (each way) commute in the Chicago suburbs. He finally set...
by kjvmartin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families
Replies: 58
Views: 3911

Re: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families

AWD and adaptive cruise control SCREAMS Subaru to me. Did i miss that you've ruled a Subaru out? They get expensive very fast when you add the tech package and CarPlay. I always considered Subarus to be one of the most reasonably priced cars with active safety measures, but i suppose you might have...
by kjvmartin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families
Replies: 58
Views: 3911

Re: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families

At the rate you will wear out a car I would get an inexpensive small front wheel drive sedan: Civic, Corolla, etc. Are you really going to make this drive when the weather is bad enough to require AWD to make the trip? I am a product of the "if you want to promote, you'll be willing to go anywhere"...
by kjvmartin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families
Replies: 58
Views: 3911

Re: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families

AWD and adaptive cruise control SCREAMS Subaru to me. Did i miss that you've ruled a Subaru out? They get expensive very fast when you add the tech package and CarPlay. I always considered Subarus to be one of the most reasonably priced cars with active safety measures, but i suppose you might have...
by kjvmartin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prius vs. Ioniq (Toyota vs. Hyundai)
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: Prius vs. Ioniq (Toyota vs. Hyundai)

Recently at the Hyundai dealer checking out some SUVs and was very impressed by the Ionic. I could never warm up to the styling on the Prius, but the Ionic Limited caught my eye. It also has a lot of room for a 6'4 person to sit up front. Nice car!
by kjvmartin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families
Replies: 58
Views: 3911

Re: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families

BuckyBadger wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:03 am
AWD and adaptive cruise control SCREAMS Subaru to me.

Did i miss that you've ruled a Subaru out?
They get expensive very fast when you add the tech package and CarPlay.
by kjvmartin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families
Replies: 58
Views: 3911

Re: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families

Does your current car have adaptive cruise control? It was a feature that I thought would be so much more useful than it actually is. I find it to be way too sensitive. Yes, the Honda Odyssey has ACC and the full suite of "Sensing" features. I can't speak for other manufacturers, but I find myself ...
by kjvmartin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families
Replies: 58
Views: 3911

Re: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families

The CX3 maybe 10% better mileage. So gas mileage isn't really a consideration. I am not referring to the CX-3, but rather the Mazda3. It has AWD available now. Edit to add - I would welcome suggestions, but I'm having a hard time finding used with CarPlay and a full suite of safety features (ACC,LK...
by kjvmartin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families
Replies: 58
Views: 3911

Does a big family need 2 big cars? Question for 3 kid+ families

On lease expiration I'm returning my Equinox AWD and deciding on a commuter vehicle to drive to work 450 roundtrip miles a week. The Equinox was a short term lease and now I'm going to finance a long term purchase. Our family car is a 2018 Odyssey which we plan to keep until the wheels fall off. We ...
by kjvmartin
Tue May 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4 ?
Replies: 82
Views: 7488

Re: Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4 ?

Mazda CX-5 is the leader in this segment by a country mile. Far better materials (especially in the upper trim levels, which start to approach luxury brand levels) and fit/finish than the Rav4 or CRV, more comfortable, more engaging to drive, and a good implementation of Android Auto. Reliability r...
by kjvmartin
Thu May 16, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bigger car, less economical but more safe.. Get used to smaller car over time?
Replies: 106
Views: 7740

Re: Bigger car, less economical but more safe.. Get used to smaller car over time?

Mass almost always helps in a collision. Too much mass too high can increase the chance of a roll over though. On the other hand I really don't like having pick-up truck bumpers pointed at my head and under-run collisions with trailers are about as deadly a collision as you can be in. So on the bal...