SUV's over populate the roads
Heh, did she go to the hospital? I'm glad to hear she's ok and I've decided what I hate most about SUVs. People think they're the "One vehicle does all". Like that Chevy Avalanche. Whats people's obsessions with convertibility? They want something that can do everything a truck can, without it being a truck. Like the Avalanche, those ugly Explorer Sport Tracs, and so on. They demand a luxory vehicle that "can" do what a truck can, but the suspension they demand can't hold up to it. Let alone they risk getting anything onthe interior, so real hauling is out. I hate SUVs, they're popular because popular society is lazy and stupid. But thats just my opinion.
I will have to say, yes, popular society is lazy and stupid. SUV's are clogging up city/highway roads. Everywhere I turn, it's me in my Tbird vs. the Denali/Yukon/explorer/durango/etc. next to me. It's a pain....especially since everyone and their mother has a cell phone and just HAVE to use it while they're driving. I have a cell phone, but use a hands free device when I need to call or receive a call from someone.
Here's the one that REALLY pisses me off...
Who can afford SUV's? For the most part, it's the upper echilon (sorry if i mispelled it) of society. Those that can afford really expensive stuff must flaunt it off. Personally, if i had mad cash, i would be purchasing a cobra R/Z06/SLP Fbody/Twin turbo supra....or if i was filthy rich, a ferarri 360 Modena. But since most people cant afford the good stuff (ferarri) or have real taste (fbody, Mustang, corvette), they settle for what is 'in' - the SUV. Now, dont get me wrong. There are SOME people that DO need an SUV. If you have a litter of children, or are a soccer mom/dad...an SUV would be useful. Or if you were some kind of rancher or something like that and needed a large vehicle (like a Suburban), then you would actually USE the vehicle for what it was built. but for the most part, people who buy SUV's buy one because they CAN and because it's IN. How many times have you looked at the SUV next to you and seen only ONE person inside? Honestly? Does ONE person REALLY need to use such a huge vehicle to go and get some coffee from Starbucks? Do they really need to get 10 miles to the gallon to go to Burger King to pick up dinner for the wife/husband and kids?
Speaking of crap gas mileage... this one takes the cake. Who complains about high gas prices...EVERYONE. Who complains about the earth being ruined by car exhaust and by using fossil fuels: Hippies and tree huggers....greenpeace....the Sierra Club ...some scientists (but they're exempt in this rant). Excluding some of the smaller, grass roots organizations to save the earth (which we all should in some way anyway), the people that ***** the most are the Sierra club (sorry, i'm in the south west, i hear a lot about them). However, there are a LOT of RICH PEOPLE that are in the Sierra Club. and what do they all drive? YOU GUESSED IT, AN SUV.
I guess their message is: It's great for me, but bad for everyone else.
As for the Sport Utility Truck craze...I dont understand it. Doesnt having an SUT (Avalanche, Escalade EXT) or an Explorer Sport-Trac (which has a bed equivalent of a small ranger truck, maybe smaller, yet costs more than a decently optioned F150) just make things MORE difficult? I mean, you cant fit anything large in the back of an Explorer S-T. The whole SUV to Truck conversion just asks for trouble....more moving/removable parts = more chances for something to break or get a leak.
Alright...i guess i'm done ranting and raving. Hopefully i havent offended anyone. maybe i gave you guys/girls a laugh.
I'll stick with my MN-12. Sure, i cant fold down my back window and seats to fit a chair or a large plank of wood, but it's comfortable, gets HELLA BETTER gas mileage, and looks infinitely better.
Shadow Dragon: I hope your wife is doing alright. I woulda gone balistic. Shoulda got some info, called the cops. Can you sue for injury?
I appologize about how long this was...
Take care everyone!