It Just Is Incomprehendable How

something so impractical could have become so popular.  It truly does show the stupidity of our culture.

I drive low CG performance vehicles and know how to use them, and one of them is a 25 year old, 6 passenger sedan!

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7 Responses Mar 7, 2009

Yes, I do know the origins of the term, it was the Ford Thunderbird, which Ford called a "personal car", as opposed ton the Chevy Corvette. Note that I said "spiritual successor". While a Ford Explorer and a Ford Elite aren't the same vehicle, the kind of person that bought them is. Both are inefficient and favor form over function, style over substance, and both were a fashion statement.

Stupidity is hardly a novelty in our automotive culture. SUVs are just the spiritual successors of personal luxury coupes (The ****** H2 is the new Lincoln Continental Mark V).

Unfortunately most of my towing involves lots of work, rock, gravel, lumber, scrap metal, furniture, never be a friend with a utility trailer.<br />
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But the off road is for play, gets me to more secluded campgrounds.

I can certainly agree there are lots of "nuts behind the wheel", plenty of those in low CG cars also.<br />
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I am also very aware of the physics and am a cautious driver obeying all traffic laws including the speed limit.<br />
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I use my SUV to tow regularly and have been off road many times and it gets better gas milage than a pickup would.<br />
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Would you prefer I drive a large pickup to get the same utility?

I realize your talking Big Gas Guzzing SUV's. But, I drive a Oldsmobile and gets about 20 miles to the gallon in town. Hubby drives a Toyota 4-Runner and gets about 18 miles to the gallon. Filling our gas tanks cost about the same. Not all SUV's are gas guzzers. :-)

Jealousy rears it's ugly head! People drive SUV 's mostly because they can AFFORD them. If your hooptie is working for you great but what's the point of name calling and hating on people who do better?

Why do you find them to be impractical?