[extropy-chat] Real Extropians don't drive SUVs
brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 18 15:29:46 UTC 2004
You could rather easily live out of a 1990 saab hatchback with fold down
People make excuses for SUVs, but it's hard to justify a "need".
>From: "Spike" <spike66 at comcast.net>
>To: "'ExI chat list'" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
>Subject: RE: [extropy-chat] Real Extropians don't drive SUVs
>Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 08:16:31 -0700
> > 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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