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Old 06-09-2018, 04:36 PM
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what about the SUV/crossover CUV do you love so much?


Is it higher center of gravity that makes it handle so well?

Or perhaps it is the increased frontal area that punches a greater hole in the air that significantly effects (or is it affects?) aero efficiency?

Wait. I think I got it. It's the cargo room that makes a difference.

No?

Then what the **** is it? ******* enlighten me. I don't have any kids and I'm not carrying additional cargo such as baby wipes and granola snacks.

Please tell there is more.
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:50 PM
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The backup camera helps to prevent the unmistakable crunch of a stroller when backing out of a Starbucks while texting on the phone and changing stations.
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:09 PM
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To haul and baul. Not everyone needs that brian earl spilner life
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Iíll never buy another sedan again. SUVís are just more comfortable. Period.
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by xtrac1 View Post
what about the SUV/crossover CUV do you love so much?


Is it higher center of gravity that makes it handle so well?

Or perhaps it is the increased frontal area that punches a greater hole in the air that significantly effects (or is it affects?) aero efficiency?

Wait. I think I got it. It's the cargo room that makes a difference.

No?

Then what the **** is it? ******* enlighten me. I don't have any kids and I'm not carrying additional cargo such as baby wipes and granola snacks.

Please tell there is more.
Why does every vehicle have to be razor-sharp and track-ready?
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:17 PM
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I think it's all of the presumed interior space/cargo room and folks see them as 'bigger vehicles' and feel safer. 90% of folks treat their vehicles like mobile trash cans, the amount of **** people keep in their cars boggles my mind. There's rarely more than a spec of dust on the dashboard in my vehicles, and I keep microfiber close by for the spec of dust.
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:19 PM
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Maybe we should drive minivans instead
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This is everything wrong with the world:

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Old 06-09-2018, 07:49 PM
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:56 PM
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Higher seating position = better view of road
SUV/Wagon/Van body style = plenty of space for all the crap Americans accumulate

Most of the CUVs are just wagons/hatches with a couple extra inches of ground clearance. They are still unibody construction with independent suspension and can actually be made to handle quite well if the vehicle dynamics team chooses to tune it that way.
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:53 AM
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Easier to get in and out, trunk space, higher view.
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Old 06-10-2018, 06:15 AM
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7/10 everything but 3/10 racecar > 3/10 everything but 7/10 race car

for most people
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:04 AM
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I like that smaller SUVs and CUVs are catching on. Anything but large trucks and large SUVs 99% of people just don’t need them.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:24 AM
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Generally, I think it's the overall adaptability.

Remember that Ford in the USA has just given up and cancelled a range of sedans because they believe that SUV are the way ahead for a while longer.

There's two things that bug me.

(1)The size of many SUV make them ungainly in emergencies, and makes them more of a threat to normal sized vehicles.

(2)The uneconomical nature of large SUV makes their popularity questionable at a time that our conscious choice to support the Gulf States has raised the price of fuel quite a bit.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:49 AM
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gas is cheap again.
Fit more people and more ****.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:58 AM
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Love my Explorer, nice to have room when hauling the kiddo’s and such. Not everyone wants to be shoehorned in to a tiny car all of the time. In all seriousness, heavily considering a Navigator to replace my wife’s Explorer in the future.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:07 AM
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I'm sure if I were single I'd be driving a CTR and thinking anything less was ******* stupid.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by .Grimace View Post
I like that smaller SUVs and CUVs are catching on. Anything but large trucks and large SUVs 99% of people just donít need them.
i think you under estimate the public

everyone I know that just bought a landmonster suv has 3 or more kids and previously had a smaller suv until they got tired of the lack of space

the huge suvís are just a luxury purchase like anything else, if you can afford it and it makes your life easier, why not
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:17 AM
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Don’t want a truck, still have to tow **** crew
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:22 AM
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I'm sure if I were single I'd be driving a CTR and thinking anything less was ******* stupid.
But...you're driving a Golf R. 0_o
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:25 AM
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But...you're driving a Golf R. 0_o
Seriously, the only difference is it's automatic and awd lol
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by George Knighton View Post
But...you're driving a Golf R. 0_o
IIRC, doesnít Rossí wife have a CUV/SUV?
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:40 AM
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But...you're driving a Golf R. 0_o
Well, that's my compromise. Lol

If I just had one car and was only driving myself around, it would be the hardest-core thing I could justify. So I see why xtrac1 doesn't understand this.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:45 AM
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Dear Europe,

What about the SUV/CUV/Crossover do you find so repulsive? Is it because of your high gas prices that you naturally gravitate towards smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles?

Are you more concerned with the environment and wish to minimize pollution?

Are wagons a better alternative when you need to haul more ****?


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Originally Posted by xtrac1 View Post
Dear Europe,

What about the SUV/CUV/Crossover do you find so repulsive? Is it because of your high gas prices that you naturally gravitate towards smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles?

Are you more concerned with the environment and wish to minimize pollution?

Are wagons a better alternative when you need to haul more ****?


Love,

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