Are sports cars and SUVs worth it ??
• United States
28 Jul 07
I agree, and I think a lot of it is tied up in "Image", the image that you want to project to people. For me, I like a small, cheap car that I can run the wheels off of and have it paid in full. I don't like having a car payment, and a snazzy car in the driveway would not make up for it if I still have to pay $400 a month. Yuck!
16 Aug 07
I think sports cars and SUVs are not worth every penny that is spent on them, but they are quite reliable compared to others.. One, they are quite safe to drive.. Two, they require less maintainence (most of them).. And three, they give quite a thrill... They do spoil the environment but nowadys cars are being manufactured which run on biofuel.. So, if you love SUVs but are concerned of the negative impacts they have on the environment, then u might go for the green SUVs.. They may cost a bomb to initially, but in the long run, they are quite cost effective...
6 Aug 07
the reason that most carmakers build sports cars is to show that they, the big corporation, have not ruled out that the company build only boring econoboxes, and it is a little known fact that sports cars are almost always the first to try out new technologies from their makers. for example, mitsubishi's traction control is best known on its evolution line, and the other cars being made by the company benefit it. designs on aerodynamics, now there's something that aids fuel economy. it is also something that debuts first on a sports car, then trickles its way to the other models. as for SUVs, carmakers build them for a purpose, and that is to carry a certain load in the back area, or maybe 5 or 7 or more passengers in a single time, through adverse terrain and weather conditions, in reasonable comfort and pace, or a combination of all the above. as for fuel economy, SUVs suffer greatly, because of their inherent heft they of course follow the laws of physics that the engine has to carry a bigger load and consequently uses a greater amount of fuel. SUVs, or trucks, or sporty cars, or econoboxes for that matter are built to fulfill a certain purpose, and that the engineers, living in an imperfect world, make the most of it with their designs. it is not because of the cars, it is the users of vehicles in general that are irresponsible and accountable for the negative effects on the environment. personally, i believe that the US still is the most damaging country to the environment, and we could all take a lesson on how to use gasoline properly. stop blaming the cars, start blaming the drivers.
31 Jul 07
i agree you i apreciate the efforts of the japanese and europeans companies to find other solutions for their cars to protect the environment the american cars don't have style, consume too much fuel and they will destroy our environment and our plane after all
31 Jul 07
i agree you specially american cars don't worth to buy them we shuld think at our planet, but i see that the big car companies don't understand it look at the japanese and european companies...they are looking for other solution for their cars to protect the environment and i apreciate their efforts