Ryan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2863 times:
The same sort of thing happened to dad many years ago. Car broke down, got a friend in a tipper truck to give him a tow, but the guy driving the truck took the keys. At first dad was alright until the steering locked so the truck was dragging him sideways and flattened road signs, uprooted bushes etc.
Dad was tooting and swearing but no one could hear him.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2688 times:
Quoting Fly747 (Reply 22): These are Japanese cars and a couple of SUVs
The Saturn Vue is an American car and the X5 is a German car. The other two models sell at such volume in the US that the respective manufacturers have entire divisions dedicated to their respective markets, and that includes design differences. Compare the European Civic with the US Civic, for example.
I don't see that constraint to his original statement:
Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3): I always wondered why cars in North America don't have the tow points such as the ones in Europe.
ACDC8 has already clarified his statement a bit with:
Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 20): I guess I should rephrase the question. What I should have said, easily accessible tow hooks. European cars usually have them in the front bumper, or just under, and are hidden by a plastic cover.
However, the tow hooks on the X5, the Vue, and the two Civics, were easily accessible - no covers, no hidden enclosures, just hooks under the front bumper.
Fly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2684 times:
Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 23): The Saturn Vue is an American car and the X5 is a German car
In North America they are not referred to as cars, they are SUVs and I know their origins, thanks.
I had an American made car, a Ford Crown Vic which didn't have any hooks whatsoever and I have a Japanese car which has hooks. I also have an American SUV which has hooks.
: In North America, at least where I live, the word 'car' is more often used as an envelope term for an automobile, rather than a myopic term for somet
: It looks like the original post was deleted. Can somebody post the link to the video, please?
: Everyone around here calls an SUV a car. I call my Sport Trac "my car." Mark
: My point exactly. My wife drives the Vue. I drive the X5. We both refer to them as our 'cars'.
: Same here...with one exception; everyone I know who owns a Jeep in some form or another...calls it 'jeep'. Not SUV, not car...
: What a wonderful video.... right. LOL. Sometimes I wonder about some people and their ideas. lol
: Well, simply having the key in the ignition doesn't do you any good. Need to turn it to on as well. Oh, and yes, these guys are idiots Take a look at
: Made in America Tow hook next to the fog light.
: Sorry, my mistake, meant to say in the on position. But I'm sure you knew what I meant. Thanks, but .... I think I'm going to need to dig up some pic
: Wanted to make sure Wouldn't want to see you starring in a YouTube video
: Not even in one of those cool "Star Wars Guy" videos? Anyway, this is what I meant with tow hooks in Europe ... In the older cars, they are quite vis
: And then you end up with idiots like those in AsstChiefMark's second video
: I put my Mustang into a snowbank a couple of years ago (my fault), I took the traction control off and hit some black ice. Anyway, the only place to