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

Brian Lee brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 19 20:07:16 UTC 2004

Yes, of course it depends on the tires (and many other factors). My point is 
that SUVs without winter tires will perform just as poorly as sedans/wagons 
without winter tires. AWD drives, but there's nothing magical about an SUV 
that makes it perform better on ice.

It is pretty funny watching Atlanta drivers freak out at the little snow and 
ice we get. Of course, if you can recover from laughing about people buying 
up all the bread and water at the grocery store.


>From: Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at yahoo.com>
>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 10:09:01 -0700 (PDT)
>--- Brian Lee <brian_a_lee at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Considering demographics, the numbers of people who tow boats (or
> > horses) is
> > way lower than SUV purchases.
> >
> > I live in Atlanta and I see tons and tons of SUVs. It ices about once
> > a year
> > here and a good awd sedan will perform just as well as a hummer in
> > those conditions.
>depends on the tires, of course. Hummers more likely to have useful
>tires, the volvo is going to have some wimpy all seasons or rain tires,
>which are pretty useless in the especially icy winter conditions seen
>in the south. We northerners are always entertained by newsclips of
>southerners in winter storms spinning all over the place...
>Mike Lorrey
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