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Our SUV holds all 7 of us, but I will be driving Dh's 1995 T-bird more too, as its mpg is better than everything else we own.BevMoore wrote: ↑Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:29 pm"Driving less is probably the best way to save or buying a Prius or other low-fuel vehicle. Americans love their trucks and SUVs, however. No trade policy will make U.S. vehicles attractive overseas in my opinion."
Gas here in Cali now costs us $4.00 per gallon. I can get it for less at Sams Club or Costco.
The reason we all love our trucks, SUV's and vans is because we feel safer in them. There are so many idiots and nut jobs out on the road that if someone is involved in a crash that person is more likely to survive or be injured less seriously due to the size of the vehicle. That is why we won't give them up regardless of what gas costs. The only thing we can do is drive less (which people here do not want to do).
It depends on which one you buy. Our ford Expedition is lower to the ground than our Suburban was. I try to avoid making fast turns anyhow.delighted99 wrote: ↑Wed May 01, 2019 9:23 pmJust my two cents on the car vs. SUV discussion..
SUVs have a higher center of gravity and are more likely to tip over if one is taking a fast turn. I'll pass.
Also, the size of a car doesn't necessarily mean safer. Today's cars have driver's side, passenger side airbags, are designed with crumple zones. I don't buy the smaller cars are automatically less safe argument.
However, I do LOVE the deeper footwells, necessary for my 6'1" self to stuff into the front seat.
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