Originally Posted by LennyWRB
You guys are all insane about the SUV hate. I'm a driver at heart, I own and always will own a sports car (Currently a 02WRX & BMW645C) but a SUV is just so useful and fun.
I use the SUV every weekend to pack with friends and go somewhere: Boating, hiking, house parties, bars and not to mention its the best road trip vehicle ever.
On top of that the SUV is my tow vehicle and used to take the dogs out of the house.
I commute two hours with a ferry involved once a week and honestly i would prefer to be sitting relaxing on the ferry in the Yukon over the BMW any day, its like a big couch. Unfortunately once downtown i no longer want the SUV so it doesn't come to work with me.
Also girls love SUV's, im always disappointed they want to take the Yukon over the convertible.
A note on the green environmental car debate above. I test drove the Tesla Model S a month back and it was hands down the best most innovative car i have ever driven and I own three V8s and love the smell of gas in the morning. I really believe when i change my vehicles up again ill be going that route.
Most hated: Commercial vehicles, all of them. They smell bad, block my way and toss rocks up on the paint. Second most hated Chrysler 300s and their stereotypical drivers.
You know, after reading your post, and trying to come up with a reply to say why I don't hate SUV's, I've realized the following: I don't hate cars as much as I hate people. While I will agree that some aren't the prettiest of the bunch (Aztec), and some are really only useful in certain situations (Smart Car), I can see the benefits of all of them. My issue lies with the people who buy these cars for (in my opinion) stupid reasons.
As for Tesla: I'm all for high-performance electric vehicles... It's the way of the future, and I'm just waiting for battery technology to get good enough so I can build an electric vehicle with a reasonable range.
And for the commercial vehicles: I know what you mean, but they serve a purpose. Without them, we'd have to drive out to factories or train stations if we wanted to get gas or parts for our cars.