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Ok... I just (10 minutes ago) had to run to Fedex which is about 3 blocks away from my office.

On the way back, I'm approaching lights in the right-hand of the center two lanes which are intended for motorists going straight. In my rearview I see a BMW SUV coming up fast in the right most lane, which is a turn lane to get onto I-25. I just get the 'feeling' it's going to cut in front of me, so I mash the gas and drop the BMW. However, the light turns red ahead of me so I drop the anchor hard. By this point the BMW has pulled into the lane behind me (my suspicions confirmed). It is a 'female' driving and she nearly rearends me. As we come to a halt, she swings alongside me into the lefthand of the center lanes.

Well, guess what she does next... The light goes green, and she floors it and pulls hard (HARD) across into my lane chopping my nose Schumacher-style. I literally had to stand on the brakes to avoid collision. This REALLY pissed me off because a) I didn't bother launching so she got a good jump on me, and b) She was a b*tch.

Anyway, I'm sorry to say I returned the favor by accelerating hard around her and cutting her off a block later. I gave the bird for good measure. My only regret is that I'm sure I didn't terrify her as she did me, since if I had done as she did my car would have been totalled by a 5000lb road-going yacht.

I hate overpriced, oversized road-only SUVs, especially when driven (in the loosest possible interpretation) by people like that.

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You know when something happens that you are totally unprepared for and which just infuriates you to your core...

:mad: :mad:

I do feel a little better. But you better believe that the next BMW X5 I see is going down in a blaze of clutch smoke.

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Man, women in SUV's AKA SOCCER moms on tehre cell phones while yelling at there kids..... AINT IT DANDY???



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Man, women in SUV's AKA SOCCER moms on tehre cell phones while yelling at there kids..... AINT IT DANDY???



Rob
Some how the SUV turned into ego monster. I am waiting for a serious accident to happen that makes it to national TV and create an awareness on the serious problems. As SUVs are getting bigger and faster, who knows.
 

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Some how the SUV turned into ego monster. I am waiting for a serious accident to happen that makes it to national TV and create an awareness on the serious problems. As SUVs are getting bigger and faster, who knows.
They're getting BIGGER and FASTER, but they sure as hell aren't getting LIGHTER and MORE MANEUVERABLE! (with the exception of the BMW X5, which is unfortunately the case here)

American SUVs are simply getting more and more HP. Nevermind the fact that they have ridiculously high centers of gravity and nowhere near enough braking capability.
Remember when the only time you saw a Suburban was when it was full of kids or towing a boat? :rolleyes:

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Well ...

SUV or large cars suck. Last Friday I left work early just to beat traffic to pickup my tires and almost got hit by 3 different cars ranging from SUVs, trucks, and vans. You wonder why I drop every big car which is beside me. I hate them and would NOT drive a large car if I got one from FREE. I value my car and would have beat her like a rag doll if the X5 hit me. I HATE big car drivers ... another SUV tries to "run" against me on the hwy in a 180 degree turn ... umm what an idiot? Well while they're hitting the brakes I'm gunning through ... too bad ... get a better car next time. Large car drivers suck ... humm you think I'm biased. ;)
 

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Hehe...that really reminds me of a funny SUV incident that happened to me. I'm on a long straightaway and the speed limit is 45, some a-hole in an Exhibition started riding my ass. I'm going about 52 in the 45 with cruise control on. I know at the end of the straight is a relatively sharp right hander. So I just keep it on cruise control and he juts stays on my ass...we get to the corner and I just glide on through, I heard his tires squeal as he braked hard. He didn't wreck or anything, but maybe he'll think twice about following a small car so close. :rolleyes:

I hate thos damn things (pigs of the highway):D
 

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Hehe...that really reminds me of a funny SUV incident that happened to me. I'm on a long straightaway and the speed limit is 45, some a-hole in an Exhibition started riding my ass. I'm going about 52 in the 45 with cruise control on. I know at the end of the straight is a relatively sharp right hander. So I just keep it on cruise control and he juts stays on my ass...we get to the corner and I just glide on through, I heard his tires squeal as he braked hard. He didn't wreck or anything, but maybe he'll think twice about following a small car so close. :rolleyes:

I hate thos damn things (pigs of the highway):D
Yeah I love it when I enter a big sweeper and actually increase speed before turning in while everyone else hit their brakes. Is is so funny to see 3/5 series bimmer hit their brakes for a highway sweeper. So many people really don't know what their euro sedan can do other then doing 90 on the straight. Btw they will go like crazy after the turn and blow by you hahahha, well here comes another sweeper :D
 

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I consider my Grand Cherokee to be plenty large enough for most people's needs, but thing is completely dwarfed by the likes of Expeditions and Land Cruisers. Don't even mention Excursions and Suburbans.

As an avid 4-wheeler (I save the extreme stuff for my other Jeep), what really offends me is all the poser SUVs that are just incapable of leaving the tarmac. 99% of owners likely never try to take their SUVs offroad, so if they just want it for the space they'd be better served by a mini-van. These are both safer and more practical. If it's the AWD you want - get a freakin' Subaru, or an Audi if you're into the image thing. I don't get it. How did it become cool to own a 4WD when you don't even know how to engage 4-LO?

Here in Colorado I run trails that vary from mildly challenging to downright scary. You would not believe some of the idiots I have seen try to attempt the impossible in an ill-equipped vehicle simply because they believed the marketing hype and had too much confidence in their basic driving abilities.

Independant suspension, entry steps, plastic bumpers, and 'all terrain' tires are the first clue that your SUV was never meant to leave the black stuff without some serious modification. Last year I saw a late model Chevy Blazer roll over backwards. Disaster was only averted because the vehicle toppled back into a dirt bank and so remained upright. On the very same trail the year before I saw a beautiful, but completely stock late model bronco first crack his oil pan, then rip off his front bumper. The guy was persistent, I'll give him that. This is a trail whose entry sign reads "Rated Most Difficult". :rolleyes:

SUV owners should be required to take a special vehicle safety course. These should use tape recordings of accidents that show what happens when a 5000lb SUV contacts the rear of the compact it was tailgating at 80mph.

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Yeah I don't understand some of the people that drives..
I was going on the highway, a lady is cuts me off while merging from the ramp and GAVE ME the bird. I was like wtf? I didn't do **** and she cuts me off to go on the highway. :mad:
 

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Blondes in Escalades...these women need to be shot...or at best..have their arms. I must be a target for these types or some Escalade forum in Mid michigan is out to get me...but these *****es need to die.

across into my lane chopping my nose Schumacher-style
my new fav quote....Shumacher-stye!....hellllllll yeah....
 

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The biggest thing i hate is people who justify buying SUVs because they are safer. Will the SUV come out better when coliding with a 2500 lb compact? yes, and you just screwed whoever is driving in the car. Will it come out better if hitting an oak tree? I think most crash tests have proven hell no. Not to mention the high center of gravity, almost all accidents are preceeded by some sort of major braking. The car A) is far less likely to get into an accident in the first place due to much shorter braking distances, and if it's still in an accident B) the car will be moving a lot slower, and since enrgy is proportional to velocity squared, the SUV is gonna hit a whole lot harder into whatever.

Not to mention like everyone said, that if you want an actualy offroad vehicle you need a pick-up because SUVs are mostly car suspension mini vans with huge engines.

and then there's the people who drive them. MY dad is in the market for a new car... is he going to get a audi or other comparible car? no he's going for under 20k because within the last year, there's been three dents in the side of his car (right around the gas tank opening) at SUV bumper height from RETARDS pulling out of parking spots and hitting him while pulling out.

hehe... no more ranting for me. thanks for starting this pace it feels good to get it off my chest ;).

ps i really dont mind cherokee sized SUVS its the big ass ones that unnerve me.
 

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Here, here

You'll noticed I spelled it "the ford exhibition"

That was not a mistake.

Every soccermom should have a 450HP, 8000lb gorrilla.

I looked in microsoft thesaurus for "escalade", the very first suggestion was "Error of your ways"

Too funny
 

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If it didn't stink, I'd keep a bag of dung in my car to throw at ice holes. But then again, if it didn't stink, what good would it be?

I used to hate SUVs. Then I got married, had kids, ..., you know how the story goes. But the thing is, my Suburban is actually pretty cool. I wish I had one when I was a wild, young and wreckless buck. Man, the road trips me and my pals could've had in that thing!

Load that baby up with chicks and put a keg in the back and you're all set for a country cruise. And it draws a lot less attention than a fast car.

It'd have been a lot safer, too. Sometimes the entire area would get shut down with a few feet of snow. That didn't stop me and my drinking buddies from going out cruising in the old Mustang. Yeah, we were irresponsible. But we had a lot fun.
 

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I wish I had one when I was a wild, young and wreckless buck. Man, the road trips me and my pals could've had in that thing!

Load that baby up with chicks and put a keg in the back and you're all set for a country cruise.

Yeah, we were irresponsible. But we had a lot fun.
Funny you should say that! My first car at 17 was a hand me down from my old man. A 1983 Chevy Suburban 6.2 L diesel, RWD. And I did exactly what you described above. Well, less chicks than I would've liked:p . But it being up in Buffalo and RWD, man that thing was totally out of control without snow tires! The radiator hoses leaked every other week, had to replace an alternator, and the brakes wore out way before their time. Luckily I was generally level headed, otherwise a 17 year old's air of indestructibility and a car built like a tank was a recipe for disaster.

I could hardly afford the more expensive deisel gas, so I traded it in for a VW Rabbit and discovered what it meant to have a car that handled reasonably well. I've never looked back.
 

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If it didn't stink, I'd keep a bag of dung in my car to throw at ice holes. But then again, if it didn't stink, what good would it be?

I used to hate SUVs. Then I got married, had kids, ..., you know how the story goes. But the thing is, my Suburban is actually pretty cool. I wish I had one when I was a wild, young and wreckless buck. Man, the road trips me and my pals could've had in that thing!

Load that baby up with chicks and put a keg in the back and you're all set for a country cruise. And it draws a lot less attention than a fast car.

It'd have been a lot safer, too. Sometimes the entire area would get shut down with a few feet of snow. That didn't stop me and my drinking buddies from going out cruising in the old Mustang. Yeah, we were irresponsible. But we had a lot fun.
Should have gotten a minivan if you want to carry people. People don't like it because it is not "cool" enough. With a minivan, you will not draw any attention at all :D
 

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Should have gotten a minivan if you want to carry people. People don't like it because it is not "cool" enough. With a minivan, you will not draw any attention at all :D
Well, minivans are for married women with kids.

At least the SUV has some power, and rear wheel drive (or 4x4 in my case). I don't even know if they had minivans when I was a-cruisin' and boozin' with a bunch of other teen-aged drunks. One of my friends had a full sized "regular" van. Cruising in that thing was a blast.
 

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Stupid Useless Vehicles

Silly Underutilized Vehicles.

Flip Or Rollover Daily
 

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Problem with modern-day SUV drivers is that the populace in general has very little concept of personal responsibility. This, combined with cell-phones, screaming kids, and a 5000lb+ automobile is a very dangerous combination.

A friend of mine got rear-ended a couple of years back by somebody tailgating him, and the first thing out of the other guys mouth was 'why did you brake?'

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