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Old 05-14-2018, 08:48 AM   #181 (permalink)
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True. It's inevitable that with more of these lists coming out, we're going to get some garbage with the gems.

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Old 05-14-2018, 08:51 AM   #182 (permalink)
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:00 AM   #183 (permalink)
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My sister is an over-protective mama bear and bought her crossover to protect her cubs. Then she suffered a TBI while riding in an SUV that rolled over.
Conoisseurs (ahem) of YouTube dashcam crash video complications will tell you the number of tip-overs/rolls in these videos is increasing with the number of CUV/SUV's on the road. Some of them seem to tip over in what would otherwise be a pretty minor situation for a normal hatchback/sedan.

It'd be pretty easy to put together a shocking (to those who bought into the safety misperception) CUV/SUV roll over compilation.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:06 AM   #184 (permalink)
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:20 AM   #185 (permalink)
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Ha! Several clips immediately come to mind.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:52 PM   #186 (permalink)
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I always think it is weird when people refuse to accept that air conditioning decreases fuel economy. Which months do you have the highest electricity bill? The summer. Why? The air conditioning.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:55 PM   #187 (permalink)
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Practically nobody has A/C in Vermont. It rarely gets hot enough for anyone to want it.
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I always think it is weird when people refuse to accept that air conditioning decreases fuel economy. Which months do you have the highest electricity bill? The summer. Why? The air conditioning.
AC decreases fuel economy when compared to leaving a window open at highway speeds.

Here's my electricity consumption for the year in a 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2100 sq/ft house:

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When I had my own apartment I never turned on my heater in the "winter." Hey! It got below freezing!
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Practically nobody has A/C in Vermont. It rarely gets hot enough for anyone to want it.
Even here in northern Nevada (which is much different from southern Nevada/Las Vegas), I don't use A/C in the house. Good insulation means I can open the windows at night when it's cool, shut them in the daytime, and the house stays comfortable all day. (Barring a few +100 degree heat wave days, and even then it's 5 PM or so before it gets above say 75 inside.)

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