Skip to comments.Road Tripping In A Gas Guzzler Is The Only Way To Go
Posted on 09/21/2012 6:17:12 AM PDT by KingOfVagabonds
In the past, the large American V8 was considered a symbol of freedom and the open road. But today, the muscly gas guzzlers are vilified as enemies of the future and a road block in the way of the good ship progress. But that just isn't true. Cars like the Camaro ZL1 combine the past, present, and future of the distinctly American way of traveling. It's a brute. It's brash. It's loud. And it's pleasant once you get to know it. Much like us.
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GM Product. Won’t buy it, but don’t worry, it will be gone soon anyway under the new CAFE standards. However, you can get a Volt for about the same price (not including subsidies).
I won’t buy GM anymore, but I do have a 1999 GMC Yukon. It has 160,000 miles, and we keep it mostly for the son to drive to work, carry stuff, get through snow, and finally, for vacations. We’re going to the beach in a couple weeks. I’ll do most of the driving and Mrs. Henkster will turn the back seat into her “living room.”
As an every day car, I don’t drive the Yukon. Mrs. Henkster & I have Ford Escapes. But it’s like having a good rifle. You don’t have to use it all the time to appreciate having it.
I drive a 30+mpg Mazda 3 and my wife drives a Ford Escape Hybrid. We drive these high mileage vehicles because we choose to not because of any government mandate. There are many choices of vehicles on the market that meet peoples different needs so let the market decide. Obama’s new CAFE standards could well mean the end of pick up trucks, cargo vans and SUVs. Given no choice in the market people will keep their old vehicles running. I expect the US will soon look like Cuba with patched up 50+ year old vehicles still plying the streets.
I’d like to do a road trip in a 1967 Z-28 Camaro.
Try a regular cab pickup from the same year. They're based on the same overall frame/body design, and every regular cab I've been in or seen had a full bench. Most of the extended cabs also had bench seats (usually 60/40 split style).