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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Seems like lots of soccer moms get off on a "commanding driving position." They like looming up over all the other cars, gives them some weird sense of security and power.
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I actually think there should be another level of licensing for full size SUVs and pick ups. Way too many people driving them that lack the skills to safely handle those vehicle and by "safely handle" I mean "not cause injury to others."
     


  3. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I had to get a special chauffeur's license to drive my car because the DMV could not believe I'd drive such a car just for personal use.
     


  4. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I've had this discussion on here before, but minivans are awesome. It boggles my mind that people continue to defy all logic and select big SUVs over minivans over a culturally manufactured stigma that has no basis in reason.
     


  5. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    What is awesome about minivans?
     


  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    You are correct, but like Nickelback, no one is going to admit to liking them while minivans and Nickelback CDs are sold by the millions.
     


  7. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    The stigma is created by the people who own them. Slow, mostly overweight, parasitic mothers.
     


  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Minivans or Nickelback CDs?
     


  9. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I do agree with Doug that big suv's are far worse, though
     


  10. Blackhood

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    I don't get why whoever is in charge of advertising on StyleForum allows these fucking automatic app-store launching things. I wanna browse the site as a member, not be taken to the App Store every 15 seconds.
     


  11. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Hypothetical scenario:

    You've decided to have a family, and need a large vehicle to accommodate children, and their attendant car safety seats, and the things you will often have to haul along with them, such as strollers, extra bags. Or you simply have to haul a lot of crap frequently, like lots of groceries, or homebuilding supplies, or band equipment, or extra adult passengers. Should you purchase:

    - the one with a lower floor making it easier for your children to get in and out, or the one with the higher floor so they have to jump down?
    - the one with the lower floor making for more headroom for storage, or the one with the higher floor for less space?
    - the one with easily configurable, fold-into-the-floor seating for maximum cargo vs. passenger flexibility, or the one with maybe fold-down third row bench seating that is neither comfortable nor practical?
    - the one with generally better driving/ride characteristics, or the one that typically drives more like a truck?
    - the one with generally better gas mileage, or the one with worse?
    - the one with sliding doors for easy access and cargo loading, or the one with regular fold-out doors that make passenger and cargo loading more awkward?
    - the one that carries more stuff, or the one that carries less?
    - the one that you load cargo lower, making heavy lifts easier, or the one where you have to lift the heavy loads higher?
    - the one that is generally less expensive, or the one that is generally more?

    Or are you so afraid that someone might judge you that you make the less practical of all these choices?
     


  12. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    The fundamental problem with minivans is that they are good for children. What's good for children is annoying for everyone else.
     


  13. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I never had that happen.
     


  14. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    You're describing practicality, not awesomeness. I do not dispute minivans are practical, simply that they are not awesome.
     


  15. indesertum

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    i just get my chauffeur to do that for me
     


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