Re: [DMCForum] Re: FW: Hummer H2 vs. Tahoe
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: FW: Hummer H2 vs. Tahoe



I am safe, i wear a condom when i drive.

Mark V


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?
>  <SNIP>
>
>  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
> appealing?
>
>  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...
>
>  -Robert
>
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