4WD's socially unacceptable

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 15:07
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Reply By: Rut Tearer - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 15:17

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 15:17
Nothing new, they are simply stating the truth , 4WD's are bigger , cost more, use more fuel, etc etc..! I don't have an issue with all that but at this point we live in a free country and we can drive what we like, albeit for more $$$.

Until somebody invents a 4WD that does't suffer all these symptoms we have no choice. What it really says is that people who don't need 4WD's are turning away from them, and I don't have a problem with that either.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:01

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:01
Rut Tearer
I wonder if all your 4x4 comments cover a Suzuki Jimny, a full on 4x4 that would the Toyota/Nissan's to shame when it comes to getting somewhere,but I'm sure it would be grunting with a 20ft Caravan hanging off it...Horses for Courses.

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Follow Up By: Rut Tearer - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:22

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:22
No off course not Doug, don't be silly, talking about the bigger gas gusling 4B's...A suzuki Jimmy would be socially acceptable me boy, if not to the load hauling society..! In fact I drove one on the weekend, she had done 300,000Km's and still going strong..
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:28

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:28
Rut Tearer
Well you said ...4WD's are bigger , cost more, use more fuel, etc etc..! thus attacking all 4x4s You should should have added in about smaller vehicles so old Geriatrics like me will know what your on about, Wake up to ya self Son ...Didn't your ol' man ever say that to ya.....mine did but I took no notice anyhow,

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Follow Up By: Rut Tearer - Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 10:36

Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 10:36
Doug Doug Dougy Boy, I didn't say any of that, I was repeating what the article said..! My ol Man told me never to buy a Big 4WD , never to buy a Big Mama and a Big House unless I had big balls to go with all that..! Well guess what...??
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Reply By: 80seriescruiser - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 16:55

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 16:55
Usual media beat-up.

If you dont drive a 4wd then you are against them.

If you dont smoke you are against smokers.

If you are Liberal you dont like Labor.

And so the list goes on.

But does anyone actually give a toss? Nope. Just something for the papers to put between the ads.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:19

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:19
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We have to live in a society of bloody do-gooders that for some reason they get on the TV or the newspapers, We have to endure the calls of those few who want to run everybody else's lives because they think their way is best, We have Anti Rodeo, No smoking, No smackin' Kids, Anti Bullbars, No Kangaroo Cull, No live Export, Anti Trucks, Climate Change, Tree Huggers, No Uranium, Nuclear Power, Save the bloody Illegal Imigrant, No war, and on and on it goes, and the majority of these A/holes are on the dole and the bloody Govt' listens to them , and we even have some who can't work out an answer.....lol.

Oh I forgot the mob that hates anyone to get ahead in life ,

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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:07

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:07
"and we even have some who can't work out an answer"

They're the ones that go into politics, are'nt they ???

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 19:44

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 19:44
Had the link sent to me at work today so I thought I'd share it.
Argument's been going on for years.

Hope Caltex are wrong about the fuel costs in 10 yrs time otherwise I won't be able to afford becoming a Grey Nomad in my politically incorrect car of my choice.
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Reply By: Member - Davidp P (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:48

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:48
I love my dinosaur (wrangler diesel) but its a bit of a worry when the major international oil companies are doing big share buy-backs. Apparently they are already preparing for the non hydrocarbon future and are preparing to diversify into other ways of making money. Are we going to be running around on compressed natural gas like some diesel buses have been converted to do?
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