Originally Posted by zip
I guess i don't understand the sense of humor from some of you in the UK, but thanks for everyone's input.
The joke is everyone around the world knows Americans love big cars with big thirsty engines. For many years Petrol or Gas to you guys was cheap in the US and hence no issues around having big cars with big engines, I know you moan today about Gas prices but compared to the UK and Europe your Gas/Petrol is still very cheap.
We laugh because your idea of a small engine is something with 3.5 Litres, In the UK and Europe a 3.6 Litre engine in a car would be deemed as rather large indeed. Most people drive around with 1.6 Litre engines, fast cars over here would have say a 2 Litre turbo charged engine. Anything with a 3.5 Litre engine would be owned by rich people.
And hence your idea of a small SUV would be deemed as rather large over here. As to a Hummer they would be classed as a monstor truck over here, not people would dare drive a Hummer in the UK because they would get laughed at, at every oppourtunity and would get stuck in our towns.
One of the most common form of tow vehicle here in the UK for anything around 6 or 7m of rib would probably be a toyota or similar pick up truck or a land rover defender both of which would be less than 3.5 litres and be classed by us as a large vehicle.