I'm going to flyer those damn SUVs


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Would scratching "fascist tool" on the hood be too much?

K. Ron Silkwood's picture
Posted by K. Ron Silkwood (not verified) on 15 September 2005 - 2:41pm
Good Idea.

"You deserve high gas prices." Simple, elegant, to-the-point, and insulting.


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Posted by Kyra (not verified) on 15 September 2005 - 3:25pm
Blame the consumers

I live in snow country and when the snow got deep, the only thing that was available was a 4-wheel drive SUV. It can pull a load. It can haul things.

If I lived on the California coast, sure - I'd give up the SUV and get a BMW. As it is, right now, all I have is the little work horse that can double as my home if I really got into trouble, because the seats fold down and I can sleep in it.

She is now old and probably ready to rust, but she and I've been through a lot and one winter when the mercury fell into the single digits, she save my life for I slept in her shelter. I would love the world to be a place where I could make a fancy income and buy a hybrid-electric. Maybe when we stop wasting our money in the mad race for war for more oil, the economy will shift enough that I can get a 'real job" and get a "real car."

For now, my SUV is my fall back and last-ditch stand in the battle of life.

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Posted by Matsu on 15 September 2005 - 5:59pm
SUV is small

I recently met media girl who looked at my SUV and commented that I really ought to clarify that my SUV is just about the tiniest model that is made. Still an SUV, though. It's pretty much of a "station wagon."

Anyway, for what it's worth.

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Posted by Matsu on 24 September 2005 - 11:05am

I don't mean all suvs should be blown off the planet. some people do need them. Hey, I'm originally from BFLO, so I do know a bit about about snow country (tho, I still drove a 4 cylinder dodge.) But if you need it, you do.

However, I live in Manhattan and I just now counted 11 suvs and two trucks in the four blocks (on 93rd and west end to bway and down 92nd and west end) and I just don't believe all these people need large autos. I know they must go to the hamptons/ct/where ever the well-off go (I live in a weird building that has so far not been bought out and regentrified), but how much room do they need? Who are they driving? the Partridge Family? Can't they rent a car for their trips? Car-pool? I looked at the drivers on west end during my outing and most of the suvs were driven alone. If they are coming from jersey (and they prolly are due to the highway), they should leave the suv at home and drive something better on gas. They can afford a spare car and hey, it doesn't need to be new. Buy a used one cheap and when someone does scratch your car, you won't be overly upset about it.

If all those unnecessary vehicles were off the road, the gas prices would drop and you could use your vehicle to get in and out of a snowy mt. Isn't that what they are for?



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Posted by gballsout on 16 September 2005 - 6:24am