RE: [DMCForum] Re: SUV Origins
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RE: [DMCForum] Re: SUV Origins

The Subaru is no more an SUV than the Ford Excuse.  They are referred to as
'cross-over' vehicles.  What do they cross over?  The speed bumps in the
mall parking lot?


I would love to have a 1964 Lincoln convertible with suicide doors.






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Subject: [DMCForum] Re: SUV Origins


Subaru started waving the "Sport utility wagon" flag, and crowing it 
was the first. Obviously the Outback isn't an SUV -- it's an 
automobile platform beefed up slightly for occasional light duty off 
road usage. It can not seriously boulder bash any more than its 
highway counterparts.

SUV's usually are body on frame construction. The Outback is unit 

I just object to Subaru's audacity to claim its AWD/4WD mini-wagon 
was the first. Bullshit -- AMC's Eagles were already in production 5 
years by that time. If you watch BTTF I, Jennifer's dad picks her up 
in an AMC Eagle wagon (the scene where she writes "I Love You" on 
the clock tower handbill).

The AMC Eagle and the Outback are very similar cars (with AMC being 
first, of course). They are in no way comparable to a typical SUV.

This whole controversy misses the point anyway. Full size luxury 
liners are the heat. They feel like riding around on your living 
room sofa. Sooo nice. Excuse me while I go outside and drool all 
over my Lincolns (which outsold the Eldorado every year 1971-1978, 
thank you very much).

Bill Robertson

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