Here is an article that Mrs. Tavis1 Emailed me from Fox News about MINI's. The comments from the SUV owners goes to show the majority of the level of intelligence of most SUV owners . To each there own.
Hmmm. Very interesting. Especially didn't understand the part about MINI's making more cars on the road and more pollution. And always gotta love that "IT's MERICUN to drive huge cars and use as much gasoline as I want." Followed then by "if you don't see it my way, you're wrong."
You have to love this quote "Trafford said small cars just mean more vehicles on the road — and thus, more pollution." It's too bad these SUV owners don't realize that they are killing the air that their children are growing up in.
By law SUVs can emit 30% more carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons and 75% more nitrogen oxides than passenger cars.
SUVs add an additional 5,000 tons per day of smog-forming pollutants to our air during the summer.
Federal law permits SUVs to waste 33% more gasoline than passenger cars. This is an average, some SUVs waste more than this.
Drivers of small SUVs are involved in more fatal rollover accidents than any other type of vehicle.
"John Finn, 57, of Bath, Mich., is leery of the safety of compacts — high-end or not — when surrounded by sport utilities on the highway. He said he wouldn’t let his children drive anything but SUVs when they were teenagers."
Yes, it's much better to give the kids vehicles that allow them to mangle other cars rather than sending them to a driving school and teaching them not to crash.
"Trafford said small cars just mean more vehicles on the road — and thus, more pollution. She doesn’t think compacts like the Mini make sense in the U.S."
Yes, I always drive two MINIs simultaneously since they're half the size of a big SUV.
This sort of "let's ask the person in the street" nonsense always really annoys me. It's just sloppy journalism. Let's face it, you can always find some random idiot to say anything about any subject. Who cares what they think? But yet they continue to print and broadcast this sort of tripe. It actually started out as a fairly decent article but then it degenerated.
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