Re: [DMCForum] Re: FW: Hummer H2 vs. Tahoe
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: FW: Hummer H2 vs. Tahoe
- From: DMCVIN6683 <dmcvin6683@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 23:10:47 -0600
I am safe, i wear a condom when i drive.
On Nov 29, 2005, at 10:34 PM, therealdmcvegas wrote:
> --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxx> wrote:
> > So, only those who can afford a monster truck deserve
> > to be safe?
> It's not always about being *safe* behind the wheel. Certainly that
> does play a part in some people's buying decisions. So let me throw my
> own perspective out here. And no, I'm not trying to earn beer from
> anyone here. :p
> Take a look at GM, and their car line up. Look at their advertising
> campaigns, and their vehicle stylings. People are choosing SUVs not
> because they want to be safe in collisions, they want to have the
> availability to drive off-road, be safe on ice, or even because they
> want to haul something. People who specificly tow, will most likely
> buy a truck. Those with a large family will choose minivans.
> Off-roaders and sports enthusists are going to go for 4WD proven
> vehicles they can bang up. And people who want to be safe will choose
> Volvos, and other cars with high-safety ratings. And in many cases,
> it's certainly NOT status. So what is it about SUVs that are so
> SUVs are the new muscle cars for this generation. Take a look at the
> manufacturers out there. Other than crampt, higher-end sports cars, or
> over luxurious old people cars, what the hell is out there that offers
> a V8 engine, and the attitude and attractive styling that goes along
> with it? SUVs of course!
> SUVs are bad-ass looking vehicles. Where as the old-school muscle cars
> has air dams, ram-air scoops, and big intimidating grills, so do
> today's SUVs. And almost NONE of your production cars offer these same
> styling cues, or even customization. Rather than big grilles, and
> hoods with intakes, and menacing air damns, all you have for cars are
> ugly-ass body kits. And body kits are pretty much just as hated,
> because of the "ricer" stigma that is associated with them. But those
> are pretty much you only options. Otherwise, it's tiny grills,
> conservative hoods, and weakling powertrains that are detuned for
> economy that are pretty much your only options for almost all cars now
> days. But SUVs are mostly already tuned, and have ALL of those
> old-school customization acessories available to them. People love
> bad-ass brush gards & fog-lights. They make their SUVs look menacing.
> What for cars could you even hope to get that looks that appealing?
> Proof of this has been the Chrysler LX platform. This is what the 300,
> the Magnum, the Charger, and the upcoming Challenger are all based on.
> HUGE grille, massive wheel wells to acccomodate larger after market
> wheels. Available V8 HEMI options, sporty and comfortable interior,
> and LOTS of aftermarket styling and design options that don't require
> a body kit. From the factory, the cars look VERY intimidating, and
> still have lots of options available to owners. And just look how
> popular the platform has been! People LOVE these cars! Hell, I do too!
> Big V8, rear-wheel drive, with a large interior is what people want.
> SUVs, and certain vehicles like the LX cars provide this, and attract
> buyers. NOT economy-based, front-wheel drive, crampt interior cars.
> And trying to convince people that they should be driving a small car
> that just barely fits their needs, rather than an SUV because it's
> "the right thing to do" is NOT the way to go. All you do is alienate
> these people more. It's like radical Vegans that try to tell you mean
> is murder, and you should feel guilty about eating it. It's the same
> structured argument, which is why it's so rejected.
> If you want people to trade in their SUVs for cars, deliver to them a
> product they'd prefer to drive. It's that simple.
> Now I know that I've thread-killed this topic, and it's a bit
> long-winded. But just incase the point was still missed, let me throw
> something else into the mix here to think about. On these same notes,
> no one here needs a "FanZilla", a 3-core radiator, LED lamps, Toby
> Tabs, or any other acessory for their DeLoreans that functions
> differently than what the factory intended. After all, you don't
> *need* any of those extras. But you like to have them none the less.
> Sorta like the main argument I've heard here against many SUVs...
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