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    Re: GM to shut down Hummer

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    I live in Wisconsin and we get plenty of snow. I have had 4 wheel drive vehicles since 1979. I notice that whenever we have a storm most of the vehicles in the ditch are 4 wheel drive. I would attribute it to over confidence and the fact that 4x4s are no better on slippery roads at highway speeds than 2 wheel drive.
    I lived in Wisconsin most of my life. 4 wheel drives will get you out of the driveway and onto the roads without requiring you to shovel, and you can drive through drifts as well. The cars I remember being in the ditch the most were minivans.
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    Re: GM to shut down Hummer

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    Why are 4 fatties necessary?

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    These are Americans we're talking to. Gotta keep that in mind.

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    Re: GM to shut down Hummer

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I lived in Wisconsin most of my life. 4 wheel drives will get you out of the driveway and onto the roads without requiring you to shovel, and you can drive through drifts as well. The cars I remember being in the ditch the most were minivans.
    I will always have 4 wheel drive as long as I live here, but many people don't know their limitations, especially on ice. They think they can drive at posted speeds no matter the conditions. Last storm I took my wife to work and in the 15 mile stretch there were 6 vehicles in the ditch, all but one were 4wd. One guy in an Explorer had passed me and a few miles down the road, there he was spun out in the ditch.
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    Re: GM to shut down Hummer

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    I will always have 4 wheel drive as long as I live here, but many people don't know their limitations, especially on ice. They think they can drive at posted speeds no matter the conditions. Last storm I took my wife to work and in the 15 mile stretch there were 6 vehicles in the ditch, all but one were 4wd. One guy in an Explorer had passed me and a few miles down the road, there he was spun out in the ditch.
    Ice driving is different than snow. Thats knowing how and when to brake, and if you slide how to correct it. That's not much of a function of 4wd vs. front wheel drive as it is braking and speed control. Rear wheel is hell in the winter no matter what.
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    Re: GM to shut down Hummer

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    I will always have 4 wheel drive as long as I live here, but many people don't know their limitations, especially on ice. They think they can drive at posted speeds no matter the conditions. Last storm I took my wife to work and in the 15 mile stretch there were 6 vehicles in the ditch, all but one were 4wd. One guy in an Explorer had passed me and a few miles down the road, there he was spun out in the ditch.
    I was driving through the Davis Mountains just outside El Paso Texas in very thick fog. Sometimes the visibility might have been right around 75, 100 ft or so. I could not believe the people that were doing 80 (the posted speed limit) MPH or more in that soup.

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    Re: GM to shut down Hummer

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Ice driving is different than snow. Thats knowing how and when to brake, and if you slide how to correct it. That's not much of a function of 4wd vs. front wheel drive as it is braking and speed control. Rear wheel is hell in the winter no matter what.
    Yep and some people think as long as the got 4 wheel drive they can go as fast as they want, no matter the conditions. They usually find out the hard way, they can't.
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    Re: GM to shut down Hummer

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Yep and some people think as long as the got 4 wheel drive they can go as fast as they want, no matter the conditions. They usually find out the hard way, they can't.
    You should live in the south like I do now, and see how people drive when it snows.
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    Re: GM to shut down Hummer

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    You should live in the south like I do now, and see how people drive when it snows.
    We brag about how we can handle the weather up here, but every storm there are hundreds of cars in the ditch. Some people just never learn. It's just like those idiots that get their cars towed for parking on the street during a snow emergency. They never learn either.
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    Re: GM to shut down Hummer

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Hummers are simply a luxury item like any other expensive vehicle. Admittedly its not a very functional vehicle, but people didn't buy them for functional purposes, they bought them for aesthetic reasons. Status, etc....And I am neither upset with the shutting down of the Hummer line, nor am I thrilled about it. People should be able to buy whatever kind of car they want, so long as they can afford it, without ridicule from those who think they know better how we should live. So Hummer didn't make it, big deal. Something else will come along when the economy recovers and the caterwauling can begin again.
    I agree with your post, with exception to what I bolded.

    The more oil we burn, the more expensive it's going to get for everyone. I cringe at people who complain about gas prices yet live in the sticks, and drive their big-assed Yukons to and from work, often being the single drive. So what other people decide to drive affects my bottom line.
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    Re: GM to shut down Hummer

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Actually, if the Dems hadn't sabotaged the economy, made it where no one has any money and nationalized GM, the line wouldn't have gotten canceled.

    So, no, the market didn't say jack.
    The market said, nah piece of s**t, I'll buy a Prius.
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