Provoked by that gratuitous pony reference in that Jack Baruth article I cited earlier, I waited until about 500 comments had accumulated, and then threw in this observation:

A friend insists that Twilight Sparkle would drive a Volvo; I see her as more of a Honda Civic (and not a Civic Si, either) type.

Applejack, however, is destined for an F-150.

The response I got was nowhere near what I was expecting:

I can’t believe I’m asking this, but what year F-150?

To which I replied:

2010. I figure AJ would be unimpressed by all that aluminum stuff, so she’d want the previous generation — but she’s also not the sort to buy a new model in its first year, either.

This is, of course, my headcanon. Your mileage may vary.

The last all-steel F-150 generation was introduced in, yes, 2009.


  1. McGehee »

    20 February 2016 · 2:36 pm

    I’ve owned at least three vehicles I’m sure I could’ve sold to Derpy. Not to anyone else. Just Derpy.

  2. fillyjonk »

    20 February 2016 · 3:33 pm

    I picture AJ as driving a really OLD Ford pickup. Or a duallie, I presume she’s got cows to haul.

    I think of Derpy as driving a Gremlin. Or a Pacer. Or, what was that 70s car that was supposedly prone to randomly bursting into flame? (heh. The AMC “I don’t know WHAT went wrong”)

  3. CGHill »

    20 February 2016 · 4:29 pm

    The Ford Pinto was highly flammable, but not randomly: you had to strike its rear bumper.

    I dearly love the AMC Pacer, but it’s not for me, at least somewhat because its enormous glass area ensures that the A/C will be overworked through most of the sweaty season.

    For some reason, I see Derpy in a late-50s Renault Dauphine, a car so insubstantial you could actually hear the corrosion. (Dan Neil once called it “the most ineffective bit of French engineering since the Maginot Line.”)

  4. McGehee »

    21 February 2016 · 10:49 am

    The Pinto’s Chevy counterpart was the Vega. My first car. It won third place in the Sacramento Edsel Club’s lemon contest.

  5. jsallison »

    21 February 2016 · 9:06 pm

    Hey now, I did driver’s ed in a 4-spd Vega ‘woody’ wagon. No one else wanted to mess with a standard so I had it all to myself. Already learned on a Beetle.

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