The Tacoma of today towers over the Toyota pickup we once knew, and the Colorado annihilated Chevy's hopes of a mini. Let's face it - the trucks of today all follow the trend of bigger, bigger, bigger, which I find a little ironic with the ever-increasing fuel prices and simultaneous diverging trend of small and efficient hybrid cars.
That means that the true minis are aging, and it seems logical that as they age, fewer will be on the road.
Does that mean mini truckin' will take on a newer, evolving form that parallels the automotive market, with mini truckers building Scions, PT Cruisers, HHR's, crossover SUV's, and whatever else is hot and new?
Or, will mini truckin' stay true to its roots and stick with mini trucks? In this case, could mini truckin' actually be raised to a new and higher level, due to the increasing rarity of finding a mini truck and the decreasing availability of parts? Will it ever reach the point where an average, air bagged dime a dozen S-10 may actually become something special to show your grandchildren someday? Where we might one day say, "Wow! Where in the world did you come up with a '92 Toyota to bag and body drop like that?!"
We'll just have to see.