Anand I also agree with you as per new technology and fuel efficiency is concerned. But still spending a hell on a truck and then burning it off road doesn't seems wise. But yet I would say all those people who can afford a truck can enjoy it the way they would like.
@ far911, apparently your argument is quite valid. It looks odd roaming around off-road in an expensive new vehicle. But then it looks odd because we are used to seeing old vehicles at such places. So it is more of a cultural thing. New advanced vehicle may be costly to buy but new vehicles burn less fuel than old ones. Besides, new vehicles with technological advancements offer some other obvious benefits.
@mrdon: Yes its always better to have hands on experience. Then only you will gain experience in a real life scenario. That is more important and valuable than the professional qualification these days.
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