If that was true, why doesn't the rest of the world drive 3 tonne SUV's?
They're unstable, they're uneconomical, they're slower, they don't handle,
and people who drive them are either women on the school run, or men with
incredibly small penises who think (erroneously) driving a SUV makes them
They're handy for towing, or shifting heavy equipment about, granted, but
not as good as a truck.How often do you see them used for that? Not Very.
They're used by misguided fools for posing in, and women who like to be high
up to see out.
See the light, drive a car!
Easier, cheaper, faster, more economical, better handling, better ride, more
comfort and far less chance of the tires exploding and you turning into some
product liability geek posting "My tires blew out, I want my money back" on
newsgroups or being confused for a redneck called Cletus.
As for safety in traffic, learn to drive! A properly driven car that
actually handles will avoid most accidents. Some lumbering 3 tonne SUV is
more likely to cause one.
I'm not a liberalist / socialist at all. I just appreciate a good vehicle
when I see one. I'm not telling anybody what to do, what to think, or what
I'm airing my opinion on SUV's and what I consider to be a ridiculous trend
for driving oversized, underpowered, thirsty, unstable, bad handling, slow,
natsy looking heaps of shite in the name of "safety". How can something with
a center of gravity about 4 ft off the ground handle well? It patently
can't. It's like trying to get a Hippo to stunt ride a go-ped, only a lot
more dangerous to anyone watching.
Your kidding, right? How is the world do you come up with
'center of gravity about 4 ft off the ground?' The greatest
mass of a vehicle is in the drive train. The center of gravity
of a vehicle is generally BELOW the floor, at a point between it
and the axle center. The center of gravity on the average SUV is
probably no more than two to four inches higher than in the
average automobile and most of that is a result of the difference
in wheel diameter. For a vehicle to roll over it must be raised
up above a 45 degree angle. To see the effect,
watch a few vehicle chases on TV or in a movie to sell how many
SUV's will slide completely in a circle and still not roll or
even lift a wheel off the ground. As to under powered, you can
only be talking about small car based SUV's, since truck engines
generally have much more torque than a similar size car engine
and develop it at a much lower RPM.
Pete M wrote:
snipped-for-privacy@blueMOONYOUSAWMESTANDINGALOOOOONEyonder.co.uk (Pete M) wrote in
See? Just as I said: This is what a liberal/socialist does. And they're all
so much smarter than we are. And they'll tell you: this is why they should
run our lives -- because the rest of us are just too stupid to run our own
lives or make our own decisions. They long for the days of the Soviet
Union, yet I don't see any of them emmigrating to Cuba . . . wonder why?
more chance of that than of an articulate SUV driver....
Anyone who buys a vehicle "cos it's big and I don't care if I kill people in
something smaller" obviously has serious mental problems. Oh, and a
superiority complex. Most probably drive a 3 ton, 4wd, 9mpg SUV with a big
chrome grille too.
"I drive an SUV cause it's American <cue national anthem>. I don't mind the
fact that if I lose control of this barely guided heap of bad handling junk,
I'm very likely to kill a lot of americans, it makes me look big. It's got
enough cup holders for the entire football team to drink beer out of"
(30db smarter than the average SUV driver, according to someone called Bob)
You might look at the Ford Escape and the Hyundai as well they
are car based. Both have V6 engines in addition to a 4cy as
those mentioned but can be purchased for three to four thousand
less, even with the V6.
Clueless Moron wrote:
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