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wilber1

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Posted: 11/17/19 06:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

colliehauler wrote:

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toedtoes wrote:

Last I read it was going to be based on the jeep wrangler.


I don’t really see the point in that,
Shared platform leads to very little cost for research and development. Been done for years with all auto mfgs.

That’s not what I mean’t. I don’t see the point of using the Wrangler because it couldn’t carry or tow any more than the Durango, probably less and it sure wouldn’t be any competition for the Tahoe, Expedition etc.


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Posted: 11/17/19 06:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That could be why they didn't do it.


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JRscooby wrote:

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A Focus is going to fold up like a beer can if it gets hit by anything significant.


IMHO, safer for everybody, not just you, if everybody drove smallest car the would do the job.


Trying to be nice, so I will just say I don't share your opinion.


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Well, we have 2 SUV's; a 2005 Acura MDX that we have owned for almost 11 years; it is a very comfortable and reliable vehicle and we love it. We have thought about buying something newer but it runs so good and is so trouble free, what for?

Last year we bought a 2001 GMC Yukon from the original owner to pull our boat. It's in great shape and runs fantastic with 266k kms on it. We love it as well and actually took it on a solo road trip a couple of weeks ago for the great room and comfy ride.

Plus they are both much safer than any small car!


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Just heard. Ford is coming out with an electric Mustang SUV...

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Bionic Man wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

IdaD wrote:


A Focus is going to fold up like a beer can if it gets hit by anything significant.


IMHO, safer for everybody, not just you, if everybody drove smallest car the would do the job.


Trying to be nice, so I will just say I don't share your opinion.


Sorry, but sometimes the facts are not nice to hear. The fact is small cars are not more dangerous, large cars are not more dangerous, it is accidents that are dangerous. And after decades of Ralph's influence all are safer.
Now in a impact between a Suburban and a small car, sure the people in the small car are more likely to get hurt, just like impact between Suburban and a Western Star, people in Suburban are in most danger. But the higher percentage of smaller vehicles in a given number of vehicles the more room everybody has to miss the impact all together.
To say "I drive a big car because it is more safe in a wreck" is same as "I'm more important than anybody else" or "Me, me, it's all about me!"

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In the NW and BC Canada waters we who traveled in small yachts always said tonnage wins when it comes to an encounter with a ferry boat, tanker or cargo ship.

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toedtoes wrote:

Just heard. Ford is coming out with an electric Mustang SUV...


Well those are 3 words that certainly don’t go together! Lol


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Great theory scooby and yes safety design and equipment is much improved in ALL cars, but the bad accidents I’ve been in say 100% different .
And you would too if you pulled out in front of me with your Prius and I was going 50mph in my mega cab. You’d be just as dead and your car would be just as flat.

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Your theory is great in a “fair” crash, but momentum usually still trumps engineering

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