Duff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4998 times:
Quoting Checkraiser (Thread starter): So why is it that you people who drive small cars question the endowment of those with large vehicles?
We don't... we question why they need such a f*cking behemoth for one person...
My sister wanted a Chevy Suburban/GMC Tahoe at one point. It would have only been used for personal use, and she surely wasn't hauling anything. She's short and skinny.
I'm pretty tall & wide, and drive a Civic Si.
I think it has to do with the following:
1) Smaller people get big SUV's to feel safer, in my sister's case
2) Larger people get them so they can be comfortable in them (they just need the room)
3) Some people get them because their space is actually used for hauling large volumes of people/stuff.
4) Showing off (see Hummer H1, Escalade, etc)
I'd only get one myself if I needed to haul stuff, or was doing serious off-roading (Hummer H1)
Reality check..how often do you see muddy Jeeps rolling in mud, climbing in mountains, sitting atop the edges of canyons...in suburbia and rural farmland?
Why do you need a 300+HP engine to go to the grocery store?
Why do I never see Full-Size SUVs, Pickups, and 4x4's actually doing what they were designed to do (like hauling and towing cargo)?
>>>I think a lot of the SUV and Truck sales are due to effective marketing, not because they are actually needed.
For example, you can get smaller, yet much safer vehicles. As a matter of fact, SUVs have a higher chance of rollovers than a regular automobile.
Some midsize cars have a lot of room-don't be fooled by the outside body.
For most people, a 4 or 6 cylinder is plenty enough, I don't justify an 8 cylinder do tasks such as "take the kids to soccer practice or pick up a gallon of milk."
If only people new about how large vehicles often carry a higher insurance premium, let alone their higher fuel consumption!
Keep in mind that I have no problem with those whose use them as they were designed...why, my dad has a company-issued F-150 that he regularly hauls heavy duty air-compressors (for jackhammering roadways, bridges, etc), trailers, and heavy construction equipment.
Lijnden From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 557 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4742 times:
O my God it is true! My SUV makes up for my days when I feel little (5 cm or smaller) and my Smart for when I feel huge (20 cm and up). I am always confused when I drive the Chevy Trans Sport MINIvan or the VW Passat Station.
If you have any other knowledge on penisology and cars, please share it with us.
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4625 posts, RR: 38 Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4739 times:
It's because many SUV and Pick-up drivers bought the vehicle for the macho factor. If they ignore economics and rational thought and buy a certain vehicle simply because it makes them feel baddass or whatever then obviously they are insecure with themselves. I'd say a good chunk of SUV/pick up drivers fall in this category. It's the same as people being brand whores when buying clothing.
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4716 times:
Quoting Checkraiser (Thread starter): So why is it that you people who drive small cars question the endowment of those with large vehicles?
Your confusing large vehicles with Hummers, raised trucks, Escalades. I could care less about a 5 foot tall woman in a 6 ton SUV. The cliche really applies to those 3 category cars because it's has been proven to be true especially for Hummer drivers. Still that's ok, my problem is with drivers that buy the cheapest model of a luxury brand, if you can't afford a Mercedes stick with the Toyota, you'll even get more features for the same price.
LYRFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4680 times:
Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 14): simply because it makes them feel baddass or whatever then obviously they are insecure with themselves.
Do you also have a small penis when buying nice clothes, cool sunglasses, a cool cellphone, etc, etc, etc then because you wanna look cool and look like a badass, even if you don't go after any special brand? Because there are cheap SUVs as well out there, like the Suzuki Grand Vitara:
Or do you only have a small penis when you're able to afford a car like a Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz ML & GL, Audi Q7, and so on?
Raventom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4667 times:
Do American truck/SUV drivers get taxed more? I personally hate the UK SUV drivers... they get in the way! I've read several interviews and seen some on TV with some skinny mother of 1 saying "Oh it's great, spaceous and I can fit in my kid easily ." SO i guess her and her kid are too big for a small saloon car.
LYRFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4664 times:
Quoting Raventom (Reply 17): Do American truck/SUV drivers get taxed more? I personally hate the UK SUV drivers... they get in the way! I've read several interviews and seen some on TV with some skinny mother of 1 saying "Oh it's great, spaceous and I can fit in my kid easily ." SO i guess her and her kid are too big for a small saloon car.
Well maybe she has a small penis too!!
Joking aside: I totally agree with you.. they block the view especially when you're driving behind them, it's quite annoying!
Jamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 773 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4642 times:
Personally I don't think SUVs are any indication someone is trying to compensate their masculinity, especially since it tends to be the status symbol for middle aged soccer moms. What I find more amusing are the people who go tearing around in a field (I'm assuming) and get mud all over their vehicles and never wash it again. It's not so much a question of their masculinity, but the utter ridiculousness of seeing a vehicle driving down the street with an inch of mud caked all over it.
Rammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4628 times:
Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 14): It's because many SUV and Pick-up drivers bought the vehicle for the macho factor.
I share the same point of view. Talking about Italy, I had "opportunity" to meet on the road owners of SUVs with extremely arrogant (and dangerous) behavior.
My simple impression is that people with bad temper tend to buy large SUVs just to be the "king of the road" and look "cool". I don't want to generalize about SUV owners, there are careful SUV drivers as well, but this sort of car is unfortunately quite afflicted.
P.S. On the other hand, there are of course also idiots driving Opel Corsas and Fiat Puntos like crazy
ManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 2995 posts, RR: 49 Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4628 times:
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I really don't get this. I'm a former owner of a Volkswagen Touareg. I've sold it because I had other priorities in life, considering that it was a relatively expensive car, and because it was pretty much un-parkable in the town I live (the parking spots are too small).
But you know what? Of the 6 cars I had in the last 12 years, it's the only one I actually miss. I love SUVs, I like the design, the comfort, everything.
Did any one of the anti-SUV crowd think that someone might buy an SUV because he actually *likes* it? Because it has an appealing design, because it's comfortable inside? Just like there are people buying Armani clothes because they like them? No? Well, that's the reason why I like SUVs. No penis size to compensate for, sorry.
If I had the money, I would currently go for a Porsche Cayenne, or another Touareg. Yes, the V8, or even better, the W12. Why? No, not because I have to show off, or because I must compensate something. Because I love the sound and torque of those engines. Unbelievable, isn't it? But no, I'm not getting one of those cars, because I don't have the money for it, and I prefer saving a little bit for other priorities (like flying around in small airplanes, which isn't cheap either).
Whenever I see people driving around with SUVs, I look at them and say "wow, I'd love to get one of those again someday". And whenever I get the chance to drive around in my boss' Mercedes ML63AMG, I do. I'm not jealous, I actually enjoy it.
On a side note, there's an interesting article in the last issue of the Swiss Touring Club's journal, where a traffic psychologist (didn't know they existed) analyzed why soccer moms drive SUVs. The reason most probably is that they simply feel safer in an SUV should there be a collision. If this is true or not isn't important in this context - that's what people feel.
JasYHZ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4610 times:
"why oh why am I even throwing myself into the fray here, but what the hell!"
Being a gay man and having seen a good snapshot of what's out there in relation to penis size, shape, colour...(and lions and tigers and bears OH MY!) I can honestly say that it DOES NOT matter if you drive a large SUV and are compensating for small parts and vice versa.
An ex who I still occasionally party with drives an Acura RSX Type-S, a fairly small 2 door coupe; he is tall (6"4") and is VERY well endowed (9.5+). Small car and big knob. I am of average build and height with an average crank (according to my own experience and various standards in medical literature etc.) and I drive a Pontiac Grand Prix or a Ford Explorer. Average car, average truck and average pink bits.
But I do know a guy who drives a Ford F-350 Dualie; and I KNOW (wink, wink) that he is a "small" guy. But he didn't pick the truck - it's a work issued beast. Does this mean he's subconsiously compensating for something?
You know what they say, "It's not what you've got, it's how you use it". And if he's driving a nice Escalade or Q7 or X5 to bring it...than all the better!
What a great way to spend a lazy Sunday at work......
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 858 posts, RR: 51 Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4551 times:
Quoting WellHung (Reply 8): Well it's quite obvious who has the real issues when folks judge people solely on the cars they drive - and all they can think about is the guy's johnson.
Hardly. I love my car, and I don't give a damn what people think about it.
I am just sick of the jackasses in the College Station area who drive monster trucks and can't be bothered to contain their vehicle to a single parking space. I've had to take my '03 Accord to the body shop twice in 8 months, thankfully not at my own expense.
I don't take any interest in what other guys "have," but both scum bags were scrawny, 5'5" suburbanites. You really think they aren't compensating for something with those kind of trucks?
25 AA787823: I am half Welch and half Hungarian...that makes me wellhung!
26 RichPhitzwell: Sooo, what is the car most fitting for these? Is it this?
27 Captaink: Honest question. I hear Europeans, particulary British folk complaining about SUVs getting in the way. How small/narrow are the roads? I mean some SU
28 LOT767-300ER: GMC Yukon. A Tahoe is a Chevrolet product genius. Yea, we get taxed when we have to put more gas at the pump. Only a European socialist would tax a c
29 L410Turbolet: Never heard of continual proportion? When it comes to fuel, everyone gets taxed the same way. The more you spend or rather waste the more you pay. Si
30 MDorBust: That would be today. This morning my Jeep was at my ranch. Right now, it's in suburban Lewisville, Texas. Let's play a game. I'll call it, find the p
31 N231YE: I'm talking suburbia as in large cities, I.E., New York, Detroit, Chicago, etc. The only roads there are paved, nothing that really warrants the need
32 Aloges: And now for the lighter side... why people in Europe don't buy SUVs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ze04XeIAM
33 MDorBust: Lewisville is a suburb of Dallas. There are some odd notions of Dallas out there, but I assure you that we have discovered pavement. You've never vis
34 Superfly: Dumbest remark in a dumb thread. There is no correlation between wealth and SUVs. You'd be amazed as to how many Cadillac Escalades you'd see in the
35 YVRLTN: So all the guys out here who drive in a foot of snow, ice and temperatures two figures below for a few months of the year to do their jobs all have sm
36 N231YE: Note that I am comparing a ranch to Jeep's marketing. Surprisingly, most people I know that have farms/ranches own pick-up trucks, not SUVs. If you a
37 FlyMIA: Well even in the city streets I use the off road ability of my Touareg. Its nice not having to change lanes for deep puddles or being to navigate thr
38 LOT767-300ER: What the hell are you talking about? The more you pump the more you pay in tax.
39 LOT767-300ER: And why not Aloges? SVT Lightning will takeout a crap ass Porsche Boxster any day Thats what its all about, having a sleeper car.
40 LOT767-300ER: BTW that Top Gear bit with an SVT Lightning is a joke. Clarkson's bias is as ridiculous as some of his comments such as "what do Americans do in the c
41 LTU932: Come on, Willie! Everybody knows that mine is bigger than yours. Signed, Sir Richard Branson
42 LYRFlyer: You just made that one yourself. I don't know if you've ever considered that there might be a world OUTSIDE the US where only wealthier people can af
43 LOT767-300ER: Yea because you did that to yourselves. Blame yourself for passing such dumb laws.
44 RichPhitzwell: Ill take my hemi over your lite ning any day. Oh and I do fill the bed often.