Actually, you are wrong there Mike. Subject to eratic turns the SUV is
indeed more likely to roll over than a car with a center of gravity several
inches lower. BTW - the ctg is more than a two inch difference. Don't
argue - just simply go look out your window.
That has got to be one of the most assinine statements I've ever read.
They do get to go faster. Just that they stop at the same speed as cars and
SUVs without 4WD.
But, I do agree that a lot of people get a false sense of security from
driving SUVs and from 4WD.
I have never heard of 4WD systems where the 4WD kicks off after attaining a
I think they would drive just as aggressively in a Ford Escort.
But, a Ford Escort would be less likely to turn over.
That's not NASCAR style. NASCAR and its drivers are very concerned about
safety and avoiding crashes. While they seem to weave in and out,
considering how fast they are going and the G-forces on them, the driver you
are talking about is not driving NASCAR style at all.
No, he was not executying Jeff Gording style driving. Maybe Home Simpson
Neither he nor anyone else deserved what they got.
Well, if anyone got hurt, he certainly deserved it more than the innocent
people he endangered with his wreckless driving. The dude was driving
recklessly. I witnessed it. He was weaving in and around other cars and
was speeding. If anyone got hurt from it, it's best to be him, since he
Most marketing estimates put the fractor of truck buyers who have a
significant need for such a vehicle at between 25% and 50% of the trucks
sold. Perhaps you are in that segment which has a real need for trucks,
but surely you must know that a great many truck buyers are motivated by
style or image concerns rather than real need.
That may be your opinion but in the opinion of those who buy them the must
need them or they would not be buying them. Just like you and every other
buyer you spend you money where you wish. ;)
I don't have the right to copy the article. If I were high and mighty, I
would be allowed to copy the story. But I am not. I am just an ordinary guy.
PS, The NYT did the right thing when it published the material.
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