... who are either clueless or gullible
Update! Feb. 23. Jeep's new Cherokee might take the cake here. It's described in this article as "lumpier, angrier." You decide.
Car manufacturers are going out of their way to design ugly
|Jeeps were always pretty ugly, but this |
new model takes the cake.
I didn’t think they could top themselves after SUVs became
all the rage, but the marketing behind them blinded consumers into thinking
they were buying a safe family vehicle that would take the kids to soccer
practice, the wife to the mall, and the husband to the hunting lodge in the
mountains. Or convince their neighbors that they were members of the Secret
Service. SUVs and their newer kissing cousins, the crossovers, are a lame
concept that sucks people into believing they’re the only thing to drive if
they have 1.3 kids and a dog.
No, SUVs were not safe, until the tip-over rate led to
stabilizer systems. They’re a must for winter weather? Sure, if you want to
play cowboy and scare the living daylights out of mere mortals around you. And
ice is ice: an SUV will skid as much as a sedan if there’s no traction to be
had. Read more »
Labels: cars, crossovers, SUV