Maybe the MPG loss of the off-road version would be offset by the MPG gains of the slammed version? Would be interesting if Honda offered them on a one-for-one basis! ;pNo fair! Nobody gets this low-rider unless we also get a high-rider (Off-Road Edition) :grin:
Actually, I'd be thrilled if Honda would just tweak one of the trim levels to allow for 265/60X18 tires to be mounted with no rubbing and enough room for low-clearance tire chains.
Yes, they both have distinct advantages.Modern day pimped out S10. Is there a niche market for this? Not for me personally I like the truck that is good at towing light off-road has clearance and can do everything else the RL has been able to do.
I have to say when I saw the very first spy shot I instantly thought wow this truck would have a great look lowered. I think it would also look a lot better with a slight lift as well. Where it stands is a bit boring. I know for some people that may be a bit older, this is not a concern in fact they may even prefer a lower squatting truck that is in-between not too high, and not too low either.
Exactly slowing down to a crawl holding your breath hoping you don't bottom out while going over a speed bump or a 1-2 inch driveway curb in a truck is puzzling.No not my cup of ice tea the Black Edition is all I want.
I think it's stupid especially here in this area when you get snow and stuff.
Then you see the people going very almost stand still slow over speed bumps or potholes.
This is something you would use in LA like Fast & Furious Cars.
Trends do tend to go around in circles usually over a few decades of absence this would put the entire S10 and Nissans as you said back in style.Not something I'd want for myself, but I recall the years of slammed S10's, Toyota Trucks, Nissans, etc. and it looked like the owners were having fun, so why not?
They'd probably have to cut the springs as well as run smaller diameter wheels so the axles clear the suspension parts and still have at least some travel.
Definitely paddle shifters and a turbo engine as well. When the nine speed was on the table paddle shifters were a shot in the dark but doable if the technology was introduced. That will have to wait for now.not quite that slammed, but yeah i'm in, it also needs a selectable 2wd, 4wd auto, and 4hi mode...
because... 'merica... and burnouts :act024:
How about all the disadvantages? Particularly for the slammed truck which would probably have next to no cargo capacity. Take a well engineered vehicle and turn it into a toy. . .Yes, they both have distinct advantages.
Slammed = better handling, better MPG, easy in/out, easy loading/unloading.
Lifted = better GC, better visibility over traffic.
Looks are subjective. Like you, I think both versions would look better. As usual, Honda has taken the most conservative, least-imaginative route. Maybe if it sells well, we'll see some specialty packages (at least through aftermarket demand if nothing else).