4829Re: [Girl Genius] OT SUVs (was: Emerald City Comicon)
- Mar 1, 2004
>But I've updated the bloggy-thing if anyone wants to read aboutIn defense of Sport Utility Vehicles, the only really questionable
>Phil's rental car.
thing about many of them is the gas mileage.
We bought one of the first cars like them, a Toyota 4Runner, back
before they invented the term SUV. At that time, the car was
basically a four wheel drive pickup truck with some passenger seats
tacked in. We chose it because we often carry a lot of stuff places
(hucking books at conventions, camping for a week in the mountains)
and every now and then (mostly while camping) there's been places we
would have gone to if we thought our old Tercel would have made it,
but we knew it wouldn't.
If you have two kids or more (we don't) only the SUVs and the
Minivans will let you pick up the kids from school while
simultaneously carrying their hockey gear, soccer stuff and their
Really, the biggest problem with them has been the drivers, who seem
to think the increased height actually removes all the smaller cars
from the road. Or maybe they would drive that way no matter what car
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