I thought one purpose of pick up trucks was to carry stuff which you wouldnít want inside the passenger compartment, such as dirt, fodder, or any kind of smelly junk. In a pick up that is nicely separated from the passenger compartment, if you do that in a minivan every day for a month, your car will probably smell like the same too.
Also the heavy equipment such as metal, lumber, furniture, lawn mowers, and stuff could easily scratch and damage the inside of a passenger car / minivan, but in a truck you couldnít care less.
And BTW, pick up trucks are one of the most comfortable mass market vehicles on the planet (along with SUVs too).
Now I havenít owned one yet since I donít do any of the stuff I mentioned , but can easily see the appeal. The only time I have ever driven a pick up truck is when a friend let me drive his manual shift Tacoma.
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