Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just don't get yours. Case in point: I really don't appreciate SUVs. They are the icon of American over-consumption and selfishness. (having stolen the crown from the big mac) There's an editorial on Jalopnik lamenting the demise of socially accepted SUVism. I obviously don't sympathize.
The green movement is winning... Because if we tolerate this, then our children will be next.
What? That's pretty much just George telling me terrorists want to kill my family. Maybe it means that our children will become green next. Oh. Good.
The SUV rampage has nothing whatsoever to do with fuel economy, the clean diesels on the far side of the Atlantic will do no more damage than ... their beaten old Renault LeCar. It is automotive bigotry based on shape...
Yeah, its not completely to do with fuel economy. I hate the size, unmanageability and excess involved. I like to be able to see around traffic. Sure, I could get a taller car to solve my problem, but why have a 3 ton highchair
to chauffeur a bag of groceries around? Plus if we'd put those clean diesels into lighter cars they'd do even less damage, right?
Now soccer moms ... have abandoned their battle wagons, in case their neighbor spits at them. And they've probably shifted their order to the Prius - a rolling lie when it comes to economy figures.
Yeah hybrids suck, if manufacturers weren't busy trying to sell off all those SUVs the technology would probably be better. And I'm sposed to feel bad for soccer moms? If you realize one day that you're a soccer mom you need to find some other way to define your life.
And governments across the globe have bowed to this perverse form of eco-terrorism. The Mayor of London recently unveiled his plan to tax them out of the city
Better than polito-terrorism
. But seriously, space is a premium in some areas. Most people in cities should realize that. Bigger apartments cost more, bigger cars should too. I don't doubt that some people need
bigger cars, but if you can get along with a wagon why wouldn't you?
they'll spot that a Ferrari uses more fuel than an Escalade, even a BMW M5 at flat chat will drink a light truck under the table and a Bentley Continental could suck the desert dry on a long haul.
Yeah, we probably shouldn't all be driving Ferrari's. Imagine everyone commuting to work at 7 mpg in a bright red f430. You'd never be able to throw the hammer down on anyone (why else do you get a Ferrari?) and everyone would assume everyone else has a small johnson.
And they'll keep coming until we're all going to work on solar-powered trains or worse, one-liter hatchbacks with some batteries strapped on them...
Goddamn right. Actually, lets get rid of that one-liter engine too. If we don't need to drive, then lets not.
So I say fight for the right of soccer moms to take one child to school in an oil tanker.
Wow. Cars are not a right. Clean air, that might be a right.
Because if we tolerate this, the sports car will be next...And that is a fate that should chill any Pistonhead to the bone.
That could very well be true. I mean, how long have cars been around? 200 years?
That was a good run, lots of fun. But you really think that internal combustion engine cars are the future of human transportation? Don't get me wrong; I can appreciate a nice car, and wanting to tinker around with an engine and speeding around a track. Its not like we went out and smashed all the phonograph machines. They just fell by the wayside cause iPods are way better. Change is going to happen whether or not you contend that a multi-billion dollar, world shaping industry should stagnate because you like the vroom-vroom.
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