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The CAFE standards made it hard to keep building station wagons. The Asian Economic Crisis made gas cheaper than store-bought water. Big boxy pickup trucks were something GM, Ford, and Chrysler knew how to build at a profit. Boom! The SUV became the family car.
The CUV is an attempt to piggyback on the acquired fashion for a big boxy family vehicle while slimming down the weight and improving the gas mileage. I see these vehicles more for their styling than their utility. If I needed to move cubic feet of matter, whether passengers or inanimate belongings, a minivan seems to offer the most utility — the CUV’s I have seen don’t seem to offer much interior room for their gas consumption and price.p>I chatted up a fellow at the hardware store about his shiny new Ford Edge, essentially a bulked up Mazda 6. “How do you like it? How is the gas mileage?” His response was that it was a fine car, but gas mileage was below that of his Taurus station wagon, but “they don’t make those anymore.” br> — Paul Milenkovic /p> p> Eric Peters article is silly. How many cars is too many? Whatever the marketplace — as opposed to a cranky writer — determines. br> — Arnold Ahlert br> Boca Raton, Florida /p> p> NOT OKAY br> Re: Hal G.P. Colebatch’s Money and Misery
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?