My usual qualifier for a good car is whether or not it constantly puts a smile on my face. This means I like a lot of cars that are, on paper, bad choices. A Nissan Altima has never made me smile, nor has a Chevrolet Cruze –- yet both are cars I'd recommend to people looking in those respective segments if they want quiet and comfort in a car. Why do you think I feature such lunatic, unreliable, impractical cars on Used Car Face Off every week?
The most recent thing to put a big smile on my face was a truck. A Ford F-150 Raptor Super Crew, to be specific. I know Matt loves the thing and Jason found out it would baby, but I just didn't think I'd like it quite so much – I don't have a toddler and I'm not from Texas. My automotive tastes run small and turbocharged, so a 19-foot long truck with a 6.2-liter V8 isn't normally something I go rushing towards.