Re: Sport Utility Vehicles (was [WSJ] Nike...)

CobraBoy (
Sun, 7 Jun 1998 13:29:12 -0700

At 12:58 PM -0700 6/7/98, Gregory Alan Bolcer came up with this:

> I am so relieved to know it's not just one of these
> doomsday escape from LA phenomena. Around here, offroad vehicles
> aren't status symbols, they are de riguer for the standard
> Baja adventure (which I've promised CobraBoy and Rohit).
> I've had 3 jeeps cherokees, and they've all made the Baja 1000.
> Greg
> Dodge's are cool, not Neons but Vipers and V10 pickup 2500's.

SUV's are nothing more than the modern daay station wagon which has always
had a large part of the automobile market.

The difference is the "sport" part. So now instead of wanting a Porsche or
Mustang/Camaro most of that market buy's $40K trucks.

What is really frightening is how poorly engineered most of them are. Look
at the brakes on a 2 ton Suburban. They can barely stop the sedan their
taken off of. However, that isn't a problem for the person driving the



Go sell crazy somewhere else, we're full up here. ...Nicholson

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