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Tue, 02 Nov 2004

Car executives amazed that anyone would buy a SUV - 21:05
In Dan's Data letter column #129 there was a link to this article.

About how the SUV is so popular and incredibly unsafe to drive, yet people's perceptions say otherwise and thus they sell well, strange and scary yet kind of amusing.

According to Bradsher, internal industry market research concluded that S.U.V.s tend to be bought by people who are insecure, vain, self-centered, and self-absorbed, who are frequently nervous about their marriages, and who lack confidence in their driving skills.
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That you can look down is psychologically a very powerful notion. And what was the key element of safety when you were a child? It was that your mother fed you, and there was warm liquid. That's why cupholders are absolutely crucial for safety. If there is a car that has no cupholder, it is not safe. If I can put my coffee there, if I can have my food, if everything is round, if it's soft, and if I'm high, then I feel safe.

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24 Hour Report photos and update. - 10:22
I updated my 24 Hour race ride report with some photos and some stuff about mechanicals near the bottom of the report.

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