Yes, I understand that F150's are not practical in Toronto; Priuses are not exactly useful for hauling lumber, hay, drill bits, livestock feed or fertilizer.
Cupper you are correct...the F150's do have their place for the uses that you point out. They and the monster SUVs built on their frames, do not have their place in an urban environment like Toronto where I see them everyday doing 130-149KM on the 5 lane 407 toll highway with one person commuting to work.
They are a conspicuous waste of a non-renewable resource. Until North Americans get off their gas guzzling addiction we will forever be at the mercy of the middle east terrorists, even with the reserves stashed in the sands of northern Alberta, the Arctic and gulf of Mexico. That "kicking of the habit" will never happen in my lifetime because too many believe that it is their right to get somewhere 10 minutes ahead of me, in the largest vehicle possible, while at the same time bitching about the high price of gas.
We all agree that dumping raw sewage overboard is not good for the environment. ( or at least I think most of us agree) Too bad we cannot agree that unnecessarily dumping crap into the air is just as bad.
BTW, I have a bottle of the goopy sand sitting on my Toronto desk courtesy of my geologist brother who worked in Ft Mac for 3 years before he left in disgust. The tar, as he referred to it, ate through one pair of thick leather gloves every week.