[extropy-chat] Real Extropians don't drive SUVs

Spike spike66 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 18 15:16:31 UTC 2004

> Greg Burch
> One of the things that galls me about the SUV craze is that 
> in a sense it has spoiled it for people who really need 
> and/or use SUVs for what they are good at... 
> Infiniti F35/45 is way, way cool looking and not too far over 
> the top... Greg Burch

Greg, part of the appeal of the SUV is the notion that
should one fall upon hard times, one could live in it.
There was a period in my own life when I would gladly
have lived in my car, had I owned a car at that time.

There is a silver lining to all this in a sense.  Currently
used SUV and van prices are dropping to the extent that they
will surely be the vehicle of choice for the underclasses.
Since they also get poor gas mileage, as the price of fuel
rises, the underclass are less likely to take them
joyriding, or anywhere besides to work and to the local
McDonalds.  That will in the long run cause our roads to
be less crowded.

The thread title should be "real extropians *with money*
don't drive SUVs."  

Of course the parking lot of the local Walmart will become
more crowded, but thats a whole nuther problem.


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