An SUV from Pixar Cars
SUV: Should U Buy it?
The so called SUVs are currently the fashion, specially in women. The marketing directors of the car companies made the point: The main target market for cars switched from sportive cars for middle age men advertised by sexy girls to expensive trucks advertised by housewives, and with a higher price.
If your interest include go to the mountains, camping, etc, then you are using a Sport Utility Vehicle, but if you want it to go to the mall, you are using a Shopping Utility Vehicle.
But what does it really mean to have an SUV:
- Pollution: Come on you don’t need to be scientist to understand that such cars pollute more than any other one, do you?
- Visibility: The wide and tall dimensions of the SUV block the view of the other people.
- Rollover: SUVs have higher center of gravity, that makes them more prone to rollover (and statistics prove it).
I got a Volkswagen Bora TDI DSG… very good car. The TDI is the trademark for the new Volkswagen Diesel engines. I remember that around 20 years ago the Diesel cars came to Mexico, there were Caribe and Atlantic (Golf and Jetta) but they never make it into the mexican culture, they were slow… well if you have that in mind from a Diesel Vehicle, that has completely changed!
New TDI (Turbocharged Direct Injection) vehicles are turbo aspirated diesel cars that have a very strong engine, they have a very good acceleration. Also these new diesel vehicles are friends of the environment, they have even been recognized in Europe and USA as “Green Vehicles”, they pollute less than gasoline cars, and they have a very good consumption, I have experimented up to 20km per liter.
In Mexico there’s a different story, they are not consider ecological cars because the diesel supplied by Pemex has very poor quality, there was a plan to supply Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel in Mexico but that was promissed for beining of 2009… we are still waiting. But don’t blame the car, blame Pemex.
The DSG stands for Direct-Shift Gearbox it’s an electronically controlled multiple-shaft dual-clutch manual gearbox – without a conventional clutch pedal, and with full automatic, or semi-manual control. It performs Extremely fast shift time of 8 milliseconds and Consistent shift time of 500 milliseconds, regardless of throttle or operational mode, the result: You don’t feel the shifts!
Mine is white, which is a color I never liked before in cars, but it’s minimalistic design combining only black and white makes it very pleasant to the eyes.