Date: 30 Nov 2001 11:01:55 -0800
From: (Johannes H Andersen)
Subject: Re: New Saab SUV

jw <> wrote in message news:<>... > JJ wrote: > > > > jw <> wrote in message news:<>... > > > > SUVs are a scourge on the planet Earth and should be > > > decimated....without the owners inside of course. ;) > > > OK jw, > > You write:"SUVs are a scourge on the planet Earth and should be > > > decimated" > > I was wondering whether anyone would get around to responding > to this! > > > But then:"Some are good > > > well-designed vehicles. My brother owns one in Vermont, USA. It > > > is a good family car and he has two small children now. > > > > So basically, everyone but your brother is an a__hole for driving their SUV. > > > > You're pretty wacked > > You didn't see the intended hyperbole of the first statement, > or the intended small joke of the second. Sorry. I'll use more > smiley faces next time! > > I stand by my comment that SUVs are a scourge! ;-) > > -jw SUVs inevitably suffers from heavy petrol consumption and less than exciting performance. Braking distance can also be a problem due to the heavy weight, so much for the perceived safety. A SUV may be solid in a crash, but often the crash could have been avoided in the first place. SUVs also have top-heavy handling. They do look substantial as: "Hey, nothing is going to stop me". I remember a situation where I had a Range Rover on the inside lane driven by a rather posh lady. As her lane was blocked by some roadwork towards the stop line, she deliberately pushed over into my lane. This is normally OK if possible, but she was completely parallel with my car and I was already near the stop line, so I had no escape apart from going into the opposite lane, hence I held my ground - or rather I tried it, but to no avail. Luckily, there was no oncoming traffic. This was not just lack of attention she knew exactly what she was doing; she was staring at me with a very determined expression. Although, if I had the money, I would like a Hummer. I must admit they look cool. Johannes

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