Daily Podcast: Stupid Useless Vanity

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
daily podcast stupid useless vanity

For the past six years or so, I steered clear of SUVs. A car guy bought cars. End of story. And now, suddenly, I want one. Not a cute ute or anything as sensible as a Honda Pilot, mind you (I'd rather ride a Vespa). But an authentic, gas-guzzling off roader: a Land Rover Discovery or whatever the stupid alphanumeric is for it now [LR3]. Or a Jeep Wrangler. I'd even go supervulgar and ride around in a Mercedes G500. Or a Toyota Land Cruiser, FJ Cruiser or Nissan Xterra. If a stick shift is available, even better. Not that I'd actually take my SUV off road. I just like the image. Is that so horrible? Does it really make me a bad person? I certainly hope so.

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  • Davey49 Davey49 on Jul 20, 2008

    A Range Rover is hardly a soft roader. I believe JB is in New York which is just like California. (A CARB State) I like driving my brother's Suburban. It's fun but it is too big for everyday use. I like to be able to see all the corners of my car.

  • Tdoyle Tdoyle on Jul 20, 2008

    I love and drive my F150 daily. (RC, 5-speed man, V6 STX) I cannot let it go, and will not trade her for an economy car. Of course, my wife has one already.

  • Gsp Gsp on Jul 20, 2008

    i own an SUV. unless you need one for something i think that your brain must be getting mushy. and i do believe that we should have the freedom to drive whatever we want and that we should burn ever last spot of fossil fuel as quickly as possible so that it is all used up.

  • Davey49 Davey49 on Jul 20, 2008

    tdoyle- interesting combo, did you have to order that?