[extropy-chat] Real Extropians don't drive SUVs
extropy at unreasonable.com
Wed Aug 18 18:15:59 UTC 2004
Brian Lee wrote:
>All of the arguments except towing capacity apply equally to a volvo or
>bmw awd wagan as to an SUV.
An AWD wagon will function as well as a 4WD vehicle under ordinary Atlanta
city conditions. However, it lacks the 4L mode of a true 4WD. The Volvo and
BMW also lack the other off-road features of a decent 4x4, such as ground
clearance and underbody plating.
A sizable chunk of my life (and, I believe, of Mike's) has been spent
living or traveling in circumstances where a 4x4 is preferable or necessary.
Also, Consumer Reports does not consider the Volvo or BMW AWD wagons to be
as reliable as the 4Runner.
-- David Lubkin.
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