Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 17:30:54 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-6x photo


Malt_Hound wrote: > Pooh Bear wrote: > > Shane Almeida wrote: > > > > > >>On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 23:56:35 +0100, Pooh Bear wrote: > >> > >>>They are typically considered as 'executive cars' though. Heck, there's > >>>enough toys in them ! > >> > >>And luxury SUVs are the new executive car. > > > > > > I'll pass on that one. I have *no* desire to own an SUV. Never mind the fact > > it doesn't appeal, I'd be embarassed to own one. > > > > Graham > > > Really? Would you also be embarrassed to own a 19 foot powerboat too? > How then would propose that one would trailer said boat to the water? > Surely not with your SAAB, turbo charged or otherwise. Actually, I can't imagine that a Saab wouldn't rise to the task. My former Vauxhall 2.0 litre Cavalier(s) was voted a great towing vehicle and I don't see anything that would prevent a Saab from fulfilling the same role. > I just got back from 2 weeks vacationing at a beautiful lakeside > cottage. I hauled 4 people, their luggage, 2 retrievers and my > powerboat 250 miles each way with one vehicle. It was one of those > damned SUVs! *gasp* A V8 Ford Exploder no less! > > SUVs are just vehicles. They have a purpose, it is just not for > transporting humans around. For that there are much better instruments. An SUV is to be honest simply a marketing ploy. If you lived in the UK and had a farm, I'm sure you would own a Land Rover. It's purpose built for the task. Tough, rough, basic and very durable. SUVs are a 'boutique' version of such practical vehicles. In reality they are rarely used off-road or indeed in any circumstances that would reasonably justify their style of construction. A popular name for them in the UK is 'Chelsea Tractors'. Green Wellies are required too of course ! Graham

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