Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 50811
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/10/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2008/8/7-13 [Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:50811 Activity:nil
8/7     Russians naively buy American SUVs for their off-road capabilities and
        get into trouble. Hilarious!
        \_ This is funny!  Those SUV drives don't know off-roading.  1. Lock
           the differentials, or apply the gas and the brake at the same time.
           2. Put a piece of wood under each wheel.
2018/10/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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Comment by castleahh 2008-07-19 18:42:11 i think most people fail to realize that most suv are not built for off road, or even dirt road travel. they are more for suburban and city driving, as that's what most people with them do. Comment by Dungeonbrownies 2008-07-19 21:03:40 original hummers were off road vehicles for the military, but modern hummers are just nice looking cars meant to look like the type to go off roading. they show off wealth and a bit of power, not for actual labor. Besides, thats an escalade in the video, really really not meant for offorading at all. Comment by Rebenga 2008-07-19 19:39:16 The H2 most certainly is NOT an off-road vehicle. It's a bullshit vehicle that has nothing in common with the real Hummer other than the name. And as has been pointed out, 99% of "SUV" type vehicles are designed to transport some soccer-mom to her grocery store and back, not actually go into the forest. Comment by castleahh 2008-07-20 07:01:50 a lot of the marketing for suvs seems to be oriented more towards safer than cars, f you drive a car, it will be crushed by a giant suv, so everyone tries to drive a bigger suv and than to other guy to keep from getting crushed, creating a cycle of perpetual big suv buying. In US there is little distinction between "truck" as in a small pickup or as in a 18-wheeler rig. Other languages clearly distinguises a pickup car and a lorry/cargo truck. Today pickups are even sometimes bigger than a small goods delivering truck. Comment by SuperCorgi 2008-07-21 21:16:43 These American SUVs are just fashion statements. Too big, and ground pressure is way too high to be in the slightest muddy area. Comment by Vladimir Nabob 2008-07-26 02:28:44 Tractors (and military HMMVEE's) have oversize chambers for more torque. In the sand and mud, torque - not horsepower - is the name of the game. SUV's are standard street vehicles with big wheels and suspension, nothing more. Reply to this comment If you want to start new comment thread write it here, if you want to reply to somebody use please one of "Reply to this comment" links above. larger size) You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your comment. Comments can appear delayed, up to 5 minutes, due to caching. Anti-spam math answer: (Required)* To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the answer to the math equation shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the equation.