Ik ben niet alleen lekker met kaas!
- Jul 20, 2005
- VW eGolf, Hyundai Kona 1.0
While the goggomobil might be awesome. It was put together by a bunch of fucking neonazis
yes, and? Srsly, it's only the Germans themselves who are still bothered about the whole WW2 thing. it's been 50 years. Get over it.
I'm still wondering why did Americans gave up estates, they are as big as a SUV,more stable at high speeds, I'm pretty sure you can do some very light offroading with them, they are cheaper than a SUV so why? Why the hell did they made the change?
Don't look at me, my first car was an estate and I loved it. Now I like the SUV, but then again, I'm one of the 3% of the population that actually uses it like it should be.
you win for understanding the point of SUVs
Because estates developed a reputation for being "mom cars." They are, however, making a massive comeback in the last 3 years. Now they're called "crossovers" (or sometimes just a 5 door hatch) but they're still wagons. I'm actually in the market for a small wagon to replace the Passat before it implodes.
how is that a "mom" car???
it may be because i'm a Euro and the world is a completely different thing here, but WUT?
I disagree, a Crossover is not an estate. An estate sits lower to the ground, like a sedan, while a crossover has a taller floor and roof line with a more upright seating position. It's still made like a car (unibody) and usually has the suspension from a car, but the body has larger wheel arches to fit oversized wheels; which, in turn, make the entire vehicle taller.
It's a small distinction, but I don't consider a crossover an estate. I honestly think that we are moving farther away from SUVs anyway. The explosion of the Crossover market shows that not everyone wants an offroad machine. Crossovers are getting shorter and more car-like with ever passing model year. Soon they will morph back into the estate and we will have come full circle, leaving only real SUVs with the "SUV" title.
Crossover = Estate that looks "tough" and has mild offroad abilities
Estate = regular car with big / high boot.
Wait what!, you are saying that the UAW did something good. Allow that to sink in. SPECTRE said something GOOD about the UAW.
I have been mind raped.
Ok I do agree however I'd add that many vehicles I would call wagons are marketed as "crossovers" (a new and thus still socially vague word) to avoid the negative stigma associated with saying you drive a station wagon. Then even if the car isn't officially marketed that way, it's often referred to as such by the owner, who is still in denial that the 80s are back.
what is negative about driving a wagon? I cannot comprehend it. it's the same sized car as a "saloon", it just has more bootspace, thats all.