SUV's Explained

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Leviathan, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. tlivingd


    SUV's do have there place I will admit. there nice for people hawlers and something has to take the place of the old wagon. (though its coming back vibe the that dosen't know what it wants to be mini van, or sport ute or wagon)

    the only SUV I want now out of 2 would still be a 92/93 bravada... with a small block 350 and all wheel drive. There was a guy who built one that would run 10's and i'd love to own one (I'd still prefer a typhoon though) or if they ever build the twin turbo chevy trailblazer.

    I'd buy a station wagon before a mini van and prolly before a sport ute.

    how many sport utes can hawl a full sheet of plywood?

    the old gm ones (80's) could. between the wheel wells and close the tail gate/ door

    people here in milwaukee are equally retarded dosen't matter what they drive.

    although notice.. semi's bumpers are the height of cars, yea the honda's and yugos gm sport utes are close, dodge is a lil higher and ford have the bumpers 3 ft above the ground.

    just my 2 cents

  2. Greg Schmelzer

    Greg Schmelzer What are you looking at?!

    I own one...

    I own my Suburban by choice and am very proud of 'The Pig'. If you think it is big now, I plan on lifting it and my Dodge pickup this spring or summer. Does that make it unsafe? No, it does not. The way that I drive it is what determines if it is safe or unsafe. If I drive a Honda through a stop sign at 50 mph, is it any safer? No, it is not. If someone gets hit, there will still be injuries, possibly death.

    There is no way to govern common sense. Idiots will always be idiots. That is the way that it is and that is the way it will always be. But, to call me an idiot because I drive a fullsize SUV just proves your ignorance, not mine! This is a free country and this is my choice. If you do not like what I drive, then you will have to deal with it on your own. DO NOT try to tell me what I have to drive.

    Incidentally, I know for a fact that my Suburban has a shorter stopping distance that quite a few small cars. I did have to alter the brake system to achieve this, i.e. I put a rear disc brake set up on it, because I wanted to feel more in control of the vehicle. But I guess this guy would say I am just an idiot, anyway.

    Umm... Sorry. Just venting here. I'm off the soapbox for now.
  3. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member


    the suv has it place in the mobile society, no ands, ifs, or buts !
    suvs are prone to rollover simply because of the overly high centre of gravity. u will note that after many lawsuits, that ford modified the suspension of the explorer, that in effect, lowered the chassis and thus lowered the centre of gravity . u will have to admit that few people understand this rollover problem nor do they understand that these vehicles have to be driven with due diligence . u are not impervious in an suv !
    did people bitch when the chevy suburban when it hit the street;
    or the bronco or the k5 blazer ?
    would i own an suv of any type ? no . but a pickup truck is a different story.
    by the way, if u asked a police department mva branch, they will tell u that upwards of 99% of all accidents are caused by driver(s) error !!
    i guess the answer is simply drive with care & drive defensively !
    my 2 cents worth.
    72 gs 350 ht #s
  4. Shortymac83

    Shortymac83 Not Your Father's Olds!

    Had to jump on this bandwagon. As for driving a car that's a source of pride, I take more pride in my rusty beat to hell Oldsmobile than I do in my mom's Cherokee. WHy is that? Because you don't see them very often. Now, I will admit, restoring my dad's 83 CJ-7 gave me quite a bit of pride, but it's also unique, and the true SUV drivers(I'm thinking Jeep Jamboree material here) aren't assholes, they're as cool as any Buick and Olds guys and, I think, in some ways, more knowledgeable. For instance, who else can figure out how to get a 40 inch tire travel out of a car with teeny wheelwells and not change the body a bit? I wish I had their suspension knowledge.

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