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

Brian Lee brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 19 13:29:21 UTC 2004

I wasn't saying that it would be as comfortable in a 1990 saab hatchback as 
in a 1990 suburban, only that it's possible (I mean it's already got to be 
pretty bad to be living in a car right?). (BTW, a 1990 900 can be purchased 
for around 2k so they are dirt cheap).

I think that if the underclasses start buying used SUVs because of their 
lower price, it will be because of SUV's perception as a "status car". Don't 
ask me why it got this way, but people are proud of driving SUVs like they 
used to be proud of BMWs or MBs. But the underclasses will be in for a shock 
as they discover that SUVs are expensive as well. The only one's that really 
hold together are a couple of Japanese models (Pathfinder, Pilot, etc) and 
1) those are as statusy as the Explorere/Suburban and 2) they are more 
expensive than their domestic counterparts.


>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 19:07:41 -0700
> > Brian Lee
> > Maybe it's dream of towing horses or surviving a nuclear
> > holocost that's attracting all these SUV buyers.
>YES!  You don't want to destroy the proletariat's dreams,
>do you?
> > All of the arguments except towing capacity apply equally to
> > a volvo or bmw awd wagan as to an SUV.  BAL
>Hmmm, I don't know Brian.  I would think living in an
>SUV would be easier duty than a Saab, and would be
>cheaper to fix.  Furthermore the price of a well-used
>SUV is lower than Saab, Volvo or BMW in the US.  I can
>see 20 yr old SUVs becoming the ride of choice for the
>under classes, or rather they already are.  The
>underclasses also enjoy  complete immunity to criticism.
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