April 2, 2006

Stupid Headline of the Day

It costs nearly $40,000, gets just 15 miles a gallon, weighs over two tons and is 89 inches across -- almost two feet wider than a Toyota Corolla. But according to the Boston Globe, the 2006 Jeep Commander is Hummer-like, Yet Practical. Excuse me? Practical?

Well, no doubt it's useful for an arrogant, self-absorbed driver who doesn't care about others on the road. "To small cars crawling beside us, we can say 'humbug,' " writes reviewer Royal Ford. "Humility is not a trait of the humongous."


No reason to worry that it'll cost over $2,000/year to fill up if you drive 13,000 miles/year.

Or, for that matter, that it blocks the view of those in passenger cars. Or that the U.S. is responsible for 25% of the world's energy use and 36% of all greenhouse gas emisisons despite having less than 5% of the world's population.

1 comment:

  1. Royal Ford just loves him the Big Stuff. I long for the days of Mr. Auto Writer (and, of course, Mrs. Auto Writer), who would actually review and write about cars that won't help melt the polar ice caps.