Re: SUV's

Jay Thomas (
Wed, 17 Jun 1998 10:33:42 -0400

Robert Harley wrote:
> One word: compensation.

Y'all just jealous.

Seriously, as a Suvie, let me tell ya why I bought it.

To intimidate the rest of you ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H
To feel safe
-Big tires, shift on the fly 4 wheel drive, high road clearance, ABS,
-New England winters being what they are, I felt I needed this much
power and stability, for the saftey & comfort of myself & my family.
Cargo space
-I have a *big* dog, who likes to go for rides.
-I have a big preggo wife, ditto.
-said preggo also loves to build stuff, so, room for tools, lumber,
-Said wife also *loves* to buy furniture!
-fishing. 8' fly rod.

Downsides? Sure. I'll be the first to admit it. Parking in Boston is
hard enough, without trying to cram a boat into a compact curb space.
And I too hate driving behind other SUVs, especially the behemoths
they're cranking out now, make my Grand Cher look tiny.
But, I *do* take mine off-road alot, and I *don't* have a small
wee-wee. So, y'all just knock off the compensation/trend-oid stuff.
Not true in all cases. :)

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