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    Dominatrikes sbhikes's Avatar
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    You thought Hummers were bad, have you seen this?

    Have we Americans gone insane? We've even seen a lady driving one of these to a grocery store.

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    I've seen pics of it and whatnot but I've not seen any of them around here. Surprising because I live in TN and people around here love big trucks. I think they're out of the income bracket of the average person around here, though.

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    WTF is that thing? It looks like a tugboat with wheels.
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    I'm not all that opposed to people owning humongous cars and other incredibly wasteful possessions... it's just that I think they should pay a whole hell of a lot more for them. I don't think the sticker price of this thing and corresponding gas prices do sufficient justice to the environmental damage and traffic that they contribute to.

    Just my 2 cents. I think if the price of huge cars really fully compensated for the damage they do, nobody would be able to afford them, except maybe a few braindead celebrities, and who cares about them.
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    There was a thread on advocacy about it I think.
    The reason you don't see em on the roads is a) they're hideously expensive, b) they haven't sold a single one yet, c) no one's dumb enough to buy one.

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    I so cant wait for when gas is 3-4 dollars a gallon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee-vee
    I so cant wait for when gas is 3-4 dollars a gallon.
    The people who buy these things make $100,000+ a year. That comes out to at least $50/hr. I don't think they'll get hit as much as you think if gas was $10/gallon, especially if their spouse also nets an income.

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    cyclist/gearhead/cycli... moxfyre's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dee-vee
    I so cant wait for when gas is 3-4 dollars a gallon.
    My motto will be, "Don't come crying to me" . I think I'll cash in too and start my own brand of minimalist steel commuter/utility bikes when the next bike boom starts.
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    Heck man...let em burn it up....I figure that way everyone will like bikes and they'll just have to deal with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes
    Have we Americans gone insane?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babaluey
    Yes.
    LOL, couldn't have said it better.

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    I want one!
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    I think my girlfriend summed it up perfectly when we watched a guy try to park his H2 at the mall with his wife directing him from outside. As we passed right behind the rediculously huge vehicle my girlfriend looked at the guy, looked back at the H2, shook her head and said "wow, sorry about your penis."

    Nuff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_Gilligan
    "wow, sorry about your penis."

    Nuff said.
    'nuff said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_Gilligan
    I think my girlfriend summed it up perfectly when we watched a guy try to park his H2 at the mall with his wife directing him from outside. As we passed right behind the rediculously huge vehicle my girlfriend looked at the guy, looked back at the H2, shook her head and said "wow, sorry about your penis."

    Nuff said.
    Sadly, the H2 is the Chevy Tahoe for stupid people. I've only ridden in a Mil-spec Hummer, but they're for either the hard core or the stupid, no middle ground. A guy pulled up in one at a local 4X4 spot in the states. He wanted to take it into the dirt, but was afraid of scratching it. I had just crushed the rocker panel on my pristine Landcruiser by crawling over a VW Beetle sized rock, so I told him maybe he should go find a Starbucks parking lot to play in. I'm mean. The International will appeal to those that pull 5th wheel trailers (horse owners mostly) and those with an image problem that goes far beyond Hair Club For Men.

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    The europeans don't rant about the excesses of the rich, so why should we? Anyone that can buy and drive one of these humongous trucks has got to be rich.

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    I point and laugh at every Hummer driver I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_Gilligan
    I think my girlfriend summed it up perfectly when we watched a guy try to park his H2 at the mall with his wife directing him from outside. As we passed right behind the rediculously huge vehicle my girlfriend looked at the guy, looked back at the H2, shook her head and said "wow, sorry about your penis."

    Nuff said.
    I want two then!
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    Unimog

    http://classicunimogs.com/unimog_photos_5.html These are different. Useful. not a grocery getter, maybe save a small village from starvation or something. Neat trucks...and no, I'm not a car buff but one of these?....maybe?
    http://classicunimogs.com/unimog_photos_4.html
    http://classicunimogs.com/unimog_photos_3.html A pic of one towing a jet airliner bottom.
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    I always thought a hummer was....??!! - cut to wife hitting me over the head exclaiming 'that's disgusting'

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    The Unimog is in a class by itself. I've seen one for sale roadside in Australia, and there was a dealer on PCH in Malibu. Less practical than a Hummer, but they'll go anywhere. Plenty of room for a bike rack...

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    That's a work truck, I don't think it's evil in and of itself. If it's used for what it's designed for, which is work, I don't see a thing wrong with it. The reason the SUV fad is so obnoxious, in my mind, is that people who commute to an office every day by themselves all want the largest possible offroad vehicle to do it in. Context. I wouldn't expect a contruction contractor to drive around in a Hyundai, either. I used to drive an 18 wheeler, and to hear some of you talk, I'm either the Anti-Christ or impotent. I do not own an automobile right now, but I don't think those who own one, relative to their needs, are terrible people.I could think of several lines of work that would think this truck was the bees knees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    I do not own an automobile right now, but I don't think those who own one, relative to their needs, are terrible people.
    Key words: relative to their needs.
    You don't NEED one ofthese monsters to haul grub back to the house (unless you're feeding the 82nd Airborne). You also don't need an H2 to drive to the office to sit behind a desk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Key words: relative to their needs.
    You don't NEED one ofthese monsters to haul grub back to the house (unless you're feeding the 82nd Airborne). You also don't need an H2 to drive to the office to sit behind a desk.
    That's pretty much what I said, and I didn't use hax0r to say it, Cochise!
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    I didn't need a Landcruiser. I wanted one, I bought one. Hauled all my photo gear and bikes, and roomy for me and 4 friends. Less than 8MPG off road, but oh so much fun. I feel bad for people foolish enough to buy a 4WD and never take it off road. I only got back about 20% of what I put into it when I sold it, but it was worth the fun. One of those giant diesel beasts will never be fun.

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