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Sunday, June 08, 2008

SUV, Truck, Nameplates Loaded With Irony

It is interesting to note the nameplates on many of the SUV's and big pickup trucks that have been popular the last several years. These names invoke images of wilderness areas and places with great natural beauty. Some represent a spirit of adventure and a sense of conquering unknown territory far off the beaten track.
Of course in reality more than 80% of these behemoths never leave the pavement and do daily duties as a family car or transportation to and from work.
The irony is, of course, that the insatiable thirst for oil these vehicles help generate will have profound negative effects on the very wilderness they are named for.
Check some of them out;
Dodge Durango, Chevrolet Tracker, Ford Expedition, Mercury Mountaineer, Toyota Highlander, Land Rover Discoverey, Toyota Sequoia, Lincoln Navigator, Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, GMC Denali
...just to name a few.
When will we see an SUV named "The ANWR?"
There is one beneficial aspect of the gas price crisis, these things may soon become as extinct as the plants and creatures whose fossilized remains created most of the carbon which we now burn at such an incredible rate.


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