Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 15:58:21 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-6x photo

Saab Guy wrote: > On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 12:10:55 -0400 > Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*> wrote: > > >>Johannes wrote: >> >>>Malt_Hound wrote: >> >>>>SUVs are just vehicles. They have a purpose, it is just not for >>>>transporting humans around. For that there are much better instruments. >>> >>> >>>True, but the point made was that SUV is now THE car to have for the >>>middle classes. That has nothing to do with off-road driving or pulling >>>boats. >> >>And my point was that I am *not* embarrased to drive own one. >> >> >>>I don't understand it either, maybe I'm too old. It may just be that the >>>SUV is seen as more substantial. It's probably more difficult to damage >>>by trivial collisions, but my Saab 9000 has proven very tough in this >>>respect. >> >>Well, consider this... If I, for example, could only own one vehicle, >>because I am a trailer-boater, it would most likely be an SUV. But, >>since I am lucky enough to *not* be limited to just one, I own some nice >>cars too. >> >>I just don't understand some people's need to denigrate others just >>because of what they own or drive. Well, except Yugo owners. They >>deserve it... ;-) >> >>-Fred W > > > > Fred, > > And of course, don't forget BMW owners (generally speaking here of course), because of the "driver syndrome" they receive in getting behind the wheel, they are referred to (explitive, deleteds) on the road, of course generally speaking once again. > > SaabGuy I *am* a BMW owner, thanks. We don't really seem to have much of the "driver syndrome" of which you speak here in the US. I have heard a lot from folks on the far side of the wet-ditch that this is the case, but cannot really say, myself. You know, I know some really great BMW people (BMW CCA), as well as SAAB'ers, Jeep'ers, and yes Ford Exploder people. In fact, I find that the propensity for being an asshole is not very closely related to what brand of car one drives. There are assholes behind the wheels of every brand. -Fred W

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