OK, let me be the first real
automobile enthusiast to comment on this topic.
Everyone in this thread is either spitting out arrogance or pride in owning a certain type of SUV or just taking numbers and twisting them to suit there argument.
Read this old thread of mine that clearly states what the ideal solution to this pathetic hype:
The original intent for the 'Sport Utility
Vehicle' is to specifically serve a purpose. If your a small business owner or live out on the farm and need to haul around horses, or live in an area with many un-paved roads, there is certainly a need for an SUV.
If you own an SUV to just show off in front of you neighbors, that's retarded!
That's what Jaguars and Lincoln Town Cars are for.
Many city and suburban people don't know how to operate these things properly and haven't got a clue on the laws of Physics.
Not to mention, they blind drivers behind them of traffic ahead.
D L X:
......Ford Excursion, which in my opinion should either not be legal to drive on regular roads, or should require a B-level license and training to drive.
Well I am glad you bought a Ford.
However I disagree on the Excursion comment. The Excursion was not designed from ground up. Keep in mind the Excursion has been around for almost 30 years. It's been called the F-350 pick up.
All the Excursion is is an F-350 with a campershell welded to the bed with seats and an interior.
Basically what I am saying is that the Excursion is just a variant of an existing product.
Also, my 1977 Town Car is about 3 inches longer than the Excursion.
The SUV should be treated like a septic tank.
It is meant to be a utility and not a status symbol.