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Yes, but being able to see the look on the face of the dumbass you just ran over with your SUV is priceless. Also, it's easier to clean off the biker goo from beneath the SUV, than from one of those low slung sedans.
If it is like deer goo, just leave it, the opossums will clean it off over night.

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However, I do agree completely with your comments about the SUV being foisted upon a market that didn't need them to the extent that they were markeeted as essential for so many things.
Blame Henry Ford. I'm sure the horse-drawn carriage and buggy whip people were equally indignant for years, until they too became hopelessly obsolete. In fact, they were probably loudest just beforehand.

We didn't need telephones, electricity, refrigerators, indoor plumbing, air conditioning, television, microwave ovens, cell phones, or computers either. All of those things were probably terribly annoying to a few stubborn asses, yet a tremendous help to everyone else who decided to be grown ups and adapt to the changing times.
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I've come to think of my 124 wagon as more of a sports utility vehicle, than those freakishly worthless turds masquerading as SUVs these days. It's very quick, agile, comfortable, roomy and economical, while it also hauls boats, bikes and assorted cargo with ease--that my friends, is sporty utility. Accept no inferior substitute.

The only thing is could use to enhance the utility features would be a limited slip rear end, especially when towing/launching a boat.
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Blame Henry Ford. I'm sure the horse-drawn carriage and buggy whip people were equally indignant for years, until they too became hopelessly obsolete. In fact, they were probably loudest just beforehand.

We didn't need telephones, electricity, refrigerators, indoor plumbing, air conditioning, television, microwave ovens, cell phones, or computers either. All of those things were probably terribly annoying to a few stubborn asses, yet a tremendous help to everyone else who decided to be grown ups and adapt to the changing times.
No doubt, the company of Henry Ford, as well as other US car companies decided
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the SUV on the same exalted level as the other conveniences mentioned above.

But asserting that they are absolutely necessary appurtenances to "growing up and accepting the changing times" is disingenous.

The profit latest statements the American car makers would seem to bear that out.

Putting all their eggs in the SUV basket was their choice, and they eventually had to pay the price for doing it.

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I've come to think of my 124 wagon as more of a sports utility vehicle, than those freakishly worthless turds masquerading as SUVs these days. It's very quick, agile, comfortable, roomy and economical, while it also hauls boats, bikes and assorted cargo with ease--that my friends, is sporty utility. Accept no inferior substitute.

The only thing is could use to enhance the utility features would be a limited slip rear end, especially when towing/launching a boat.
The Subaru Outback in the United States is also an acceptable alternative to the SUV, and makes politer noises at the gas trough. It is a niche vehicle, but it is a robust and thriving niche.

Tne the gas guzzling SUV monsters are not popular in Europe, where gasoline prices are much higher.

Station wagons still thrive there, especially ones powered by diesels.
They even pull house trailers and small boats.

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The Subaru Outback in the United States is also an acceptable alternative to the SUV, and makes politer noises at the gas trough. It is a niche vehicle, but it is a robust and thriving niche.

Tne the gas guzzling SUV monsters are not popular in Europe, where gasoline prices are much higher.

Station wagons still thrive there, especially ones powered by diesels.
They even pull house trailers and small boats.
We call 'em 'shooting brakes' old chap!

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If I were the Beverly Hills Cop (officer Prenesti) and upon beholding the two at the scene of said incident:

1. The graduate student on bike



2. lady in Explorer




I know whose side I'm gonna take.

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