It's a sad day around here. And not just because all of our 401k money got vaporized yesterday in the Wall Street Mortgage Dump, but because one of our favorite oddball trucks on the market is no more.
Yes, International Truck and Engine has oh-so-quietly killed off its XT pickup line: The MXT, RXT and grand-pimpin' Mac Daddy CXT.
We drove one of the CX-trucks a couple of years ago, and loved it: Off the pavement, "the CXT annhililates everything in its path," we said (Tread Lighty? Fuhgeddaboudit), though we admitted "we'd be hating life if we got the seven-and-a-half-ton CXT stuck, that's for sure." And for those looking to really Make a Statement, the rig "drew a crowd wherever we took it, and not a small crowd, either."
So now, the CXT becomes an instant collectible, consigned to the Industrial regions of Craigslist and eBay. Granted, with estimated fuel economy in the 8- to 10mpg range, a $90,000-plus CXT might not be in hot demand at present, but hey, it is a buyer's market in used pickup trucks these days. What would a good used CXT be worth to you, anyway?