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Old January 8th, 2014, 07:29   #1
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Default Men driving TDI's women driving Escalades

Seriously...if a family man can happily drive a Golf Wagon TDI, does a woman really need to drive a Cadillac Escalade? The Escalade is a giant, behemoth of a vehicle guzzling fuel even when it's idling. They almost don't even look like a car. What is it's purpose? All for show I guess. I suppose it can pull a house and I can't but I can pretty much do everything else it does.

If women are supposed to be the conscience of the family, why on earth would a woman drive one of these cars? Money, money, money.

I don't get it. I must be too practical
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Old January 8th, 2014, 07:46   #2
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Old January 8th, 2014, 08:07   #3
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There are also a lot of men who drive Escalades. It is the American way - bigger equals better. Unfortunately, many people (of both sexes) believe this. Escalades, Hummers, Expeditions, etc., they are all the same story. It is just a bunch of people saying "look what I can afford to drive". It is mostly all about ego, it has nothing to do with brains.

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Old January 8th, 2014, 08:20   #4
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My other main car is a Mazdaspeed Miata

My wife drives (not a lot, just around town mainly) a MINI Cooper (2009)

I gave my old (1995) Integra to our son to drive to/from Community College

For us the JSW IS huge, it's like an Escalade compared to driving the other cars....

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Old January 8th, 2014, 08:24   #5
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If they can afford to pay for the fuel and maintenance for those "over-sized" vehicles more power to them.



And they drive them because it makes them feel safe. An ironically bad combination; a misplaced sense of safety and a 2 1/2 ton missile on wheels.

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Old January 8th, 2014, 08:30   #6
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I'll take my JSW or my 335d every time over the new co. escalade that I have access to. When I need to tow or move something big I use the Titan
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Old January 8th, 2014, 09:31   #7
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Women need the oversized vehicles so they can survive whatever mayhem they cause on the road? Remember the old saying: Women drivers, no survivors.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 09:54   #8
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I see more women driving VWs than men. Most men I see driving VWs are driving more of an enthusiast model though. All of the interest in my JSW have been from women and all of those are current SUV drivers. When the MK4s were current, so many women drove them that they were, in some circles, called Lesbian Mobiles, because apparently it was a girls only thing. I knew a lot of college aged girls that owned one. Don't forget the New Beetle in their first gen.

That said, a lot of soccer moms here drive quad cab trucks. And I mean A Lot. Some with lift kits and mud tires. Almost all men here drive similar trucks.

My demographic being from West Texas is not exactly normal in most other places. lol


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Old January 8th, 2014, 10:11   #9
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I've driven a few of those big SUV's (friends cars): Big GM, big Toyota. The handling and chassis dynamics absolutely SUCK in my opinion. Just about any car handles better, and VW's are comparatively excellent. You could give me one of those things and I would not drive it. I don't get why folks like them. It's like driving a bus.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 10:25   #10
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I should also mention that most of the newer VWs around here are TDI.


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Old January 8th, 2014, 10:33   #11
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Extol the VW TDI wagons. Denounce the SUVs. Leave women out of it.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 11:08   #12
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Extol the VW TDI wagons. Denounce the SUVs. Leave women out of it.

I hear what you are saying and I can agree with you but where is the social/environmental conscience of these so called "intelligent well-to-do" people? I can almost understand why a guy would drive an Escalade but to see a pint size woman (with all due respect) driving one just makes the lack of social conscience even more glaring.

If men who drive these pigs are insecure and need to show that size supposedly matters yet women are secure and don't need that show of strength, why would a women drive one? Heck drive a Chevy Cruze.

It's a free country I know so drive whatever you want but I just think the TDI with all of it's great features is a tremendously responsible car to drive yet selfishly fun at the same time. It's a win-win for everybody.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 11:28   #13
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There are also a lot of men who drive Escalades. It is the American way - bigger equals better. Unfortunately, many people (of both sexes) believe this. Escalades, Hummers, Expeditions, etc., they are all the same story. It is just a bunch of people saying "look what I can afford to drive". It is mostly all about ego, it has nothing to do with brains.

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Egos and shortsightedness abound in North America. The higher-ups at these car companies would have you believe "Give the people what they want". It becomes a matter of the well-to-do egos saying "Lets buy something really stupid that we don't need and twice as big as necessary" and heck with what makes sense. They must all be insecure and poor performers in bed.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 11:49   #14
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Why get an Escalade, when you could get a Ford Raptor? 35 inch tires on a factory vehicle is about as good as Big gets. BF Goodies AT at that.


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Old January 8th, 2014, 15:28   #15
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sounds like you are going after the wrong kind of woman....

why get a escalade or raptor when for the same price you could get a durmax/power stroke/cummins for the same price
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