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Old 08-12-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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Now this is my idea of an SUV

http://www.flickr.com/photos/reimund...ol-toolmonger/

Hauling 8ft lumber in a 5-door VW Golf. Gotta love it.
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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haha weve done that before with oodles of cars...chevette, celebrity, reliant, aries K, caprece escort. lol always fun tryign to haul that long of boards AND 3 people...
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thats typical of most well made 5 doors. my fit holds a 9'6" surfboard and wife no problem.

suvs are just a fad.
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suvs are just a fad.
Let us certainly hope so.

People are so lazy these days, driving around leather-lined living rooms on wheels just in case they have to tow a boat home from the office.
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hmm well, if you look back in the oh so short of american automobile history, in the 50's and 60's station wagons were huge! now look, you barely ever see any! its all minivans and suv's...accauly minivans are going outa style and these dumb crossover things are in.so lets just hope suv's die off in a hurry
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Don't even get me started on @*$%*#^ crossovers. The very concept is ridiculous.
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the whole idea if a crossover is that it is not as rediculous as an suv, but not as practical as a minivan.

i dont know why it seems to be synonymous with "bi-sexual". maybe cus its only an suv(ghey) sometimes?

no offense to any suv drivers or homosexuals. i did not mean for the comparison to be derogatory or antagonistic.
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Don't even get me started on @*$%*#^ crossovers. The very concept is ridiculous.
I don't mind crossovers. They're just cars that look like SUVs, aka an "aesthetic" SUV. SUVs aren't really SUVs anyway, since I don't think half of them can withstand the off-road punishment that they claim. If someone has the ego-need to own a car that looks like an SUV but still gets midsize-normal-car MPG, that's ok with me.

I'm actually surprised they weren't done 10 years ago.

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Getting a bit back on topic, yeah, that would work great. Just goes to show that even average cars can do great things if the owner has half of a brain. I would much rather have a lighter weight car, with the option to fold down the back seats, than an open SUV that would rarely serve its purpose. Oh well...

Oh, and it is awesome that it was a Volkswagen! The deal would only be sweetened if it were a TDi..!
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I haul 8 foot lumber all the time, a few months back I picked up a bundle of 10 foot long steel rods, when the guy at the industrel suply store saw what kind of car I had he made some comment about how alot of people who come to pick up large items have hatchbacks and often have fewer problems loading them then with pickup trucks.
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