Originally Posted by Polwart
Meat is a dead animal - or am I missing something?
I knew I should never had started this
The point I was trying to make, badly I know
, is that you get people that eat meat but don't wanna acknowledge that it was an living animal. Bit like veggies wearing leather shoes etc..
There is a point here really, 4wds are not as (generally) as efficient as a bulk standard normal saloon or hatchback car. And there a load of other compromises associated with them. I was trying to say acknowledge that, and if you are happy with it carry on. But, don't get into lots of little comparisons with individual makes. Generally, 4WDS & SUV's use loadsa fuel, resources etc..and 99.999% of them are not used for what they are designed for. If that doesn't seem slightly wasteful then, I don't know what is.
If you've got one and used it in anger fair play, I don't deny they are fun (I did 28K miles per annum in a 110 defender pick up for my first 4 years at work). But I rarely saw 20mpg and frequently less.
Interesting debate though considering none of these float..