Sure, a first-generation Toyota Tacoma might not have the same appeal as a Ferrari, but that’s exactly what Bale likes about it. In an interview with The Daily Beast in 2016, the celebrated actor explained why he still drives his old pickup truck, saying “it’s practical.” Bale added, “All my friends need it for moving stuff.” The Oscar-holder pointed out another benefit: he wouldn’t have to worry about his Tacoma being scratched or stolen as he believes people won’t find it valuable. In fact, the English star’s Toyota pickup wasn’t even brand new when he got it — it was a second-hand purchase, and he has been driving it for over a decade ever since.
Owning a shiny new Ferrari would likely be a nightmare for someone like Bale, who clearly doesn’t want to be stressed out over his daily driver. Being in an old used truck is certainly an advantage for celebrities hoping to blend in, but Bale has other reasons for keeping his trusty Toyota Tacoma. “Because I love it,” Bale said in an interview with Esquire. The actor expressed how he identifies with his truck, even relating it to his humble beginnings. “It’s who I am, it’s what I come from,” he explained.
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