[Vwdiesel] Those anti-SUV ads

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sun Jan 12 12:04:42 EST 2003

  The interesting thing I see is first off she's admitting the motoring
is a bunch of sheep.  The statement about " -- and quite another to commit
the marketing resources necessary to create the high demand" kind of sums
up!  Frankly I've never seen anything that I'd call heavy marketing in the
field unless you want to count pickups.  Most of the SUV ads push the room
in an SUV, which in the absence of station wagons and the presence of
seat belt and car set laws, is important for medium to larger families to
consider.  We used to be able to put a small to medium family in a Rabbit
without threat of being called a negligent parent.  Now with the
of not having a large car seat or seat belts for every passenger, we need
larger vehicles than we used to!  Not that those "ideas" are bad but when
there's no exception, it creates demand for larger vehicles.
  Th'uther thing was the impression that this recent campaign against SUV's
has caused the increase of hybrids in the car shows.  Silly me, I always
thought years of ideas and concepts when into making a concept vehicle, not
months or weeks.
  Leno did a good one again the other night.  He was referring to the "What
would Jesus drive" anti SUV campaign.  "Hmmm, Jesus, carpenter, lots of
tools, things to haul...  I think he'd be driving a big ole truck!"  How
true!  I
believe he put people before the environment (casting the demons into the
heard of swine or cursing the fig tree) the environment was/is under his
command (calming the sea, casting the nets over the other side of the
boat.  ;-)
  I'm real curious where this huge tax benefit is for buying an SUV?  There
used to be a good one for buying diesel.  It came right off of the "tax you
owe" line.  Other than for company purchases and such does anybody
know what this is about?

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