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Awesome ride........
By:  Paul (Moderators; 64231)
Posted on: 06-10-2005 00:44.
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...you know, my problem isn't with gas-guzzlers per se, it's mainly with what I see as unnecessary SUVs (which typically emit more CO2 than the trucks on which they're based).

I don't know how you determine whether someone "needs" a given vehicle, if it's possible at all. I (probably unreasonably) expect people to be responsible and buy a car commensurate with their needs.

Which means that for a small business owner in a semi-rural area who is active/outdoorsy as hell... the Magnum is easily justifiable.

But it also means that a less-than-active family in the NorCal McBurbs ought to fucking know better than to buy a Hummer for runs to the grocery store.

But... whaddyagonnado? I'd support a law restricting the manufacture of mondo-SUVs and slapping heavy taxes on their purchase, but that's not going to happen any time soon, and until it does, I've come to the realization that bitching about them doesn't do much good. I still let Hummer drivers know I think they're number one, though.

Btw, my pal with the history of automotive toys (Viper, WRX, Roadrunner, Vettes) just got the Hemi Magnum and loves it. He says the powerplant is just unbelievable. Methinks you'll be happy.

Edited by Paul at 6/10/2005 12:44:51 AM

"None of this troubles the loop. Trump watches and emotes; he excretes and consumes. That a great and greatly conflicted experiment in self-government has come to this—a whole nation trying to talk a shitfaced trust-fund lout into a cab so that he won’t mow down everyone on the sidewalk, and then talking about what a fantastic job he did barfing in the ashtray—is one thing. It’s many things. But none of those things are complicated."