Tag: SUVs

34 Posts

Is the era of the huge SUV over
Aug 23, 2013

BMW X1 and the Return of the Clown Car

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Is America finally getting over its infatuation with the SUV, and returning to cars that actually carry lots of stuff?

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 Bentley EXP 9F
May 11, 2012

Vulgarians at the Gate: The Revenge of the Super Utes

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Luxury SUVs: They're vulgar, they're pricey and they're selling like hotcakes.

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Feb 22, 2012

The Long-Term Fallout from Short-Term Thinking

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

There’s a reason continual growth is so elusive -- it’s an evolutionary non-starter. Everything must come to an end. So why do car companies continue to chase the impossible dream of eternal earnings ecstasy?


Driving a sedan in snow
Jan 01, 2010

Which is better for the frozen north: an SUV or a lower-riding car?

Dear Car Talk

I am a doctor living in an area that typically can get 6 to 8 inches of snow on the ground at some point in the winter. Snow plows are not always out on the roads when I drive. For this reason...

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Jan 01, 2008

Can driving an SUV make you more aggressive?

Dear Car Talk

I listen to your show a lot, and I completely agree that SUV drivers are a menace. I know, because I just bought one. I had a Saturn sedan and I was very careful and considerate. After I bought my...


what car has good clearance for a driver in hurricane territory
Nov 01, 2005

Hurricane aftermath: Can you recommend vehicles that drive well in water?

Dear Car Talk

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I'm rethinking my requirements for a new car. I live in the barrier islands off the coast of Georgia. Several times a year, when the tide rises exceptionally high, I can't get home (or...

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how can an anti-suv cartoonist buy something reliable on rough roads without being a hypocrite
Oct 01, 2005

Today: A lifelong SUV hater crosses over to the dark side.

Dear Car Talk

Everyone in our family loves your column and radio show, and we trust your advice -- making our judgment suspect! We are having a crisis of conscience. My husband is an editorial cartoonist, and I'm quite certain he holds the...


car talk guys should stop telling people that suv drivers should be sued
Mar 01, 2005

A reader challenges Tom & Ray's idea to sue SUV manufacturers. Do you agree or disagree?

Dear Car Talk

I've enjoyed both your radio show and your columns until I read today's criticisms of sport utility vehicles I understand your position that most people don't need them and I agree that some people drive them recklessly but to suggest...

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is there something about suvs that makes them more dangerous on ice
Feb 01, 2005

Why are so many of the vehicles I see stuck in snowy weather SUVs?

Dear Car Talk

I recently drove from Mississippi to Oklahoma to visit my family for Christmas I made my trip one day after a winter storm moved through the area I saw several vehicles off in the ditch which I presumed were accidents...

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is it judgmental to hate on suvs
Nov 01, 2004

What's with all the SUV hate?

Dear Car Talk

You mentioned in a recent column that you are often critical of people who don't need SUVs or other behemoth trucks but buy them anyway I consider you two to be reasonably intelligent but what's with this liberal wackiness Isn't...

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