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Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series ! in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by JimmyH ---------- I obviously suck at making a point. My point was, the masses don't want a ...
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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

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    I obviously suck at making a point.

    My point was, the masses don't want a car with a V8, and if they had their way, they would not let us have a car with a V8 either. They think we are socially irresponsible for driving a car with a V8. And they are probably right.
    It's times like those that I say to the masses:

    "I'm a grown ass man, and I'll do what I want!"

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post

    and if they had their way, they would not let us have a car with a V8 either. They think we are socially irresponsible for driving a car with a V8.
    You've pretty much restated the same thing...and I still disagree with it. I personally think it's something you've synthesized in your head, and for most of that 95% is far from reality. Seems to me like the 5% like you guys are more concerned about what others are driving than the 95%... Look at this discussion. You think there are frequent discussions on the Honda Accord forums about how their neighbors are *******s because they are driving M5's and ZR-1's? It's probably nowhere near as frequent as our discussions about Prius and Civic drivers.

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Whatever the percentages are (on either side of the spectrum), the difference is, no one here (that I've read) is saying they shouldn't have the option to drive them (hybrids, penalty boxes, etc.) if that is what they want.

    The radical eco-left IS doing that, and to a large part succeeding.

    I don't take well to that.
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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by drewsdeville View Post
    You've pretty much restated the same thing...and I still disagree with it. I personally think it's something you've synthesized in your head, and for most of that 95% is far from reality. Seems to me like the 5% like you guys are more concerned about what others are driving than the 95%... Look at this discussion. You think there are frequent discussions on the Honda Accord forums about how their neighbors are *******s because they are driving M5's and ZR-1's? It's probably nowhere near as frequent as our discussions about Prius and Civic drivers.
    There are plenty of people who are concerned about what others drive. They are typically just too busy doing other things to tell you about it.

    I can no longer count the number of comments I've gotten about my cars and I work in Automotive. Is it 95% like Jimmy says? No, but there is a 10-15% of the population that is either upset or annoyed that people drive V8 cars.

    You want a good example, this guy is the KING of it: http://john1701a.com/ Go read the posts on any forum he's ever posted on. He is a hater and an eco weenie.

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Eco weenie. LOL

    Well if you work in automotive, then a lot of your co-workers have probably drunk the MPG Koolaid.

    I'd love to rub it in to a lot of those weenies, in L.A. or wherever, driving their Prii 50 miles one way to work on a hard ass seat -- that my drive in my DTS (which, BTW on that trip never gets more than 10 MPG) is .6 miles between home and work. But a luxurious .6 miles it is ;-)

    Unfortunately the heated seat barely heats up before I arrive -- not to mention the actual heat (or A/C).
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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by 0AT E03 View Post
    There are plenty of people who are concerned about what others drive. They are typically just too busy doing other things to tell you about it.
    There ARE plenty, but they are usually the enthusiasts - the people that make up most of the 5% (or whatever percentages one wants to use).

    Most of the "95%" that I run into couldn't tell you if that shiny black car down the street with chrome wheels and a hood ornament has a 400hp V8 or a 4 cylinder diesel - and they really don't seem to care one way or another.

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    I am not saying they are even wrong. Should we really be driving cars that are arguably burning a bigger hole in the ozone layer? Should we be piling big battery packs into hybrids; batteries that are destroying entire regions where they are produced? Should we be spending billions of dollars per year on energy when there are children starving on every continent?

    I am just glad I am not the guy in charge of all these messes. I am also glad I can't see into Drew's head. God only knows what's going on there

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    I am just glad I am not the guy in charge of all these messes. I am also glad I can't see into Drew's head. God only knows what's going on there
    Well, I drive a V8 so it can't be that bad, right?

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    I floor my loud V8 every time I pass a Prius. Just because.
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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tony Show View Post
    I floor my loud V8 every time I pass a Prius. Just because.
    I thought I was the only one that did that >_>

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

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    I thought I was the only one that did that >_>
    I'm thinking of having a bumper sticker made for my Escalade that simple says "I EAT PRIUS FOR LUNCH".
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    What's with all the Prius bashing.......I have a Prius........I also had a 6.2l Escalade at the same time. No eco weenie here.

    It used for my 100mile round trip beat up commuter.

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    You are in the minority of Prius drivers, I'm sure other Prius drivers don't like that you own a 6.2L Escalade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfv41901
    What's with all the Prius bashing.......I have a Prius........I also had a 6.2l Escalade at the same time. No eco weenie here.

    It used for my 100mile round trip beat up commuter.
    Some people (like you) drive them for that reason, but a large majority of them are making a statement. So I make one of my own as I pass them.

    Plus, I figure it's my duty as a taxpayer to use up that spare fuel they're saving. Wouldn't want the government's fuel tax revenue to drop because of all those fuel sippers now, would we?
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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tony Show View Post
    Plus, I figure it's my duty as a taxpayer to use up that spare fuel they're saving.
    win

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    I saw a Prius a while back with the license plate SVEARTH

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