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Old 12-09-2017, 04:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't know why you say that.
Even if they get streamlined the hell out of, most of newer SUVs are not so great at off-roading and are still quite oversized for city and road.

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Attempting to streamline an SUV might be as uneffective as taking a pig to the gym. It might eventually lead to a small improvement but in the end you'll still have a fat pig that won't perform so effectively.
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I just wish SUVs and hatchbacks would continue the roofline and then cut it off sharp. This Porsche is an excellent example of a huge amount of hatch space lost to a sloped window. Too bad vertical windows aren't in style anymore.

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I've seen one of these in person. Basically the best design for an SUV I could think of:



I don't really get the SUV craze. They aren't sporty compared to a sedan, and they aren't necessarily more utilitarian either. Then again, I don't know why so many people have trucks.
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I don't really get the SUV craze. They aren't sporty compared to a sedan, and they aren't necessarily more utilitarian either. Then again, I don't know why so many people have trucks.
I don't really get the high MPG commuter car craze. They aren't fuel efficient compared to a bicycle, and they aren't necessarily faster either.
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I don't really get the high MPG commuter car craze. They aren't fuel efficient compared to a bicycle, and they aren't necessarily faster either.
Tell me when you can get up to 55 mph on your bicycle, and ride it for 30+ miles like that. And no, you can't use one of these.

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I've got a 49cc motorized bicycle still hanging in the garage. Just got to cut some slots in the new shorter jackshaft and it should be good to go. I even have tall gearing on it, 25 mph is likely around 3000 rpm in 7th gear. That thing should go around 30mph on flat ground, I have hit what felt like 40mph going downhill with that same engine in a different bike though. Haven't ridden it in years, so I need to do something with it.
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I don't really get the high MPG commuter car craze. They aren't fuel efficient compared to a bicycle, and they aren't necessarily faster either.
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Tell me when you can get up to 55 mph on your bicycle, and ride it for 30+ miles like that.
Both points of view are justifiable. Well, maybe they can also explain why the best-selling vehicle in my country is a small motorcycle

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