The CXT Truck | I like em' Big and Stupid
October 23, 2004 6:55 PM   Subscribe

And they're like, it's better than yours. The automotive arms race continues -- what's bigger than a Hummer or Ford F350? The Navistar CXT. Or is this all about hauling power for people who don't just want to buy a Kenworth?
posted by namespan (17 comments total)
A new huge SUV? Of course it's been posted before.
posted by smackfu at 7:11 PM on October 23, 2004

If this thing was one pound heavier it'd require a commercial license due to it's GVWR of 13 tons. I was positive that after investigating that this thing was going to require a commercial license but it doesn't. I guess on the bright side there's only going to be 50 of these built per year. Where the Hell can you go with one? Anywhere you want doesn't really apply because I think it's over the weight limit for many roads.
posted by substrate at 7:11 PM on October 23, 2004

I'll buy a monster SUV when they have offensive weaponry options.
posted by Trik at 7:18 PM on October 23, 2004

Trik - I'd prefer a hybrid offensive capability SUV : it will be smallish (for a true tank) with real tank treads but regenerative brakes and and auxiliary electric motor powered by solar panels.

It will, however, have an extremely high velocity cannon which fires depleted Uranium shells.

Just in case.

But I'm nonviolent, and I will hang a dreamcatcher from the rear view mirror - and every other Wednesday, I'll burn Sage to chase away evil spirits from the transmission.
posted by troutfishing at 7:34 PM on October 23, 2004

I'm enough of a guy, and a Rocky Mountain states kind of guy, that a truck of a certain type has a lot of appeal to me. And this CXT is appealing in a serious-power-tools sort of a way. But not that much. And, anyway, I saw a site a few weeks ago all about conversions of big commercial trucks to gigantic pick-ups. Which is pretty cool. Those engines are rated for, like, a million miles or something.

But what I really want, is a Pinzgauer 712m 6x6. Screw these poseurs with their Hummers—I want something that actually does the job that the Hummer looks like it will do. Of course, an actual Humvee would be cool, too. But I'm serious about a Pinzgauer. The Swiss Army is selling these off as surplus, you can get one in pretty good shape for less than 15K.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:55 PM on October 23, 2004

EB - I bet it eats a lot of gas (otherwise a superb vehicle, I'm sure). The Swiss have nothing to prove to anyone.
posted by troutfishing at 8:16 PM on October 23, 2004

I like the look of the Pinzgauer Bligh. It reminds me of the truck I would love to own, the Unimog
posted by Scoo at 10:15 PM on October 23, 2004

I'd rather have an EarthRoamer XV -- a monocoque-designed camper hydraulically attached to a Ford 450 pick-up, complete with solar panel regenerative power for hyper-efficient cabin heating/cooling, no messy propane to deal with, and perhaps the most ingeniously designed interior space I've ever seen. The ultimate in off-road living.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:26 PM on October 23, 2004

I spit on your wuss-tastic Pinzgauers, Unimogs, and EarthRoamers.

Me, I got a fuckin' LandMaster, complete with rocket god-damn launchers.

I think I'm gonna trade up to The Plow Mark 2 from Carmageddon 2.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:59 PM on October 23, 2004

Jeez, ROU, what does that thing run on? Baby seals?
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:43 AM on October 24, 2004

Why only burn gas when you can burn gas and stripmine at the same time?

(look at the small black specs below the machine, those are people)
posted by b1tr0t at 1:02 AM on October 24, 2004

Ooh, yeah. That EarthRoamer is pretty cool.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:54 AM on October 24, 2004

Thanks, Xenophobe, I'd just about put Carmageddon games out of my mind. I can't believe how bad the 3rd one was.

Vice City has had to serve it's purpose since.

But, this is the 3rd time this vehicle has been posted here. Tribute to it's character?
posted by Busithoth at 5:46 AM on October 24, 2004

Jeez, ROU, what does that thing run on? Baby seals?

The blood of innocents.

I'd just about put Carmageddon games out of my mind. I can't believe how bad the 3rd one was.

There are mod-packs and total conversions for C2 if you look around. If you want to keep hearing that sweet, sweet splud as you smack into four cows.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:28 AM on October 24, 2004

namespan? Nice Kelis reference.
posted by allaboutgeorge at 10:01 AM on October 24, 2004

Busithoth, Vice City's getting trumped in a mere two more days by San Andreas' release! I've got mine on pre-order and am very looking forward to pimping 'ho's and causing new mayhem!

There are some cool new aspects to the new game too. More interaction, less structure but more storylines to pursue. I cannot wait!

I can't wait to get a president who'll create some disincentives to buying ridiculously oversized trucks like the CXT and the others. There's no need save the ego need and that's just pathetic. I restrain myself from flipping off every asswipe I see in a Hummer.
posted by fenriq at 10:18 AM on October 24, 2004

namespan? Nice Kelis reference.

damn right. :) Bonus points if you can get the Julie Brown.

And sorry everyone for the double.
posted by namespan at 5:04 PM on October 24, 2004

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