4x4's and Other Big Trucks: a step too far
The 4x4 and other hulking are in my opinon are very bad methods of their local transportation due to their extensive emissions of greenhouse gases, the cost it takes to fill them up, and its largest size that can cover more than one lane at times. One day I went go to the supermarket to buy fruits and vegetables for a party. I had an experience with a 4x4 that almost killed me when I tried to cross a crosswalk and almost ran into me. I know that maybe my views of big cars might be a bit biased but even despite my experiences it still seems ridiculous to drive a car that is releasing emissions of greenhouse gases as global warming becomes more present in the world around us.
About a month ago I saw a documentary called "Chasing Ice" that documented the rapid glacier decay at the poles of the world. The footage in this video seemed almost unrealistic as within a few months an entire ice sheet spanning at least 10 miles could suddenly disappear. Sure the car you drive isn't the only cause of this global warming issue, but it does contribute to a significant degree when you put into account that there are multiple people driving these beasts of machines — then you begging to see the impact.
Besides the environmental controversy behind big cars and whither to drive them or not, I simply just don't see the reasons why people drive these machines. As a guy, I guess I understand the status and power it exudes to have a massive truck, but in my opinion these monster trucks don't seems to show as much status compared to an awesome motorbike or sports car. Sure, the jeep you by is big but does it really have as much status as a handmade, perfected Ferrari? Overall, for multiple reasons it seems at least in my opinion that these types of trucks are simply excessive and ineffective machines that try make the driver feel better about themselves by equalizing size rather than quality to power and status.
Chasing Ice website link : http://chasingice.com/