The Chevrolet Avalanche, for you other non-car people (like me), is supposed to be something called an “SUT”, which stands for Sport Utility Truck. Here’s a picture of one that we saw on our way home from church, which sparked a brisk discussion (well, okay, “argument”) between the Better Half and Bonzo, who at age 14 feels he knows enough about cars to disagree with his dad (he’s wrong, of course, but… )
Anyway, as we sat there at the stoplight, I noticed this “vehicle” and said, moderately, “What in the world is that?” and the Better Half said, “Ugly, ain’t it?” or words to that effect, and he added a number of distressingly condemnatory remarks about General Motors in general and Chevrolet in particular, whereupon Bonzo chimed in with, “Hey, those things are kewl…”
Discussion ensued. I personally thought the vee-hickle in question was a tad ugly, but then, I’m the one who thinks the last really good-looking car Detroit ever came up with was the old Mustang (and no, children, I don’t mean the 1970’s “old” Mustang, I mean the real “old” Mustang, the original Pony Car).
And I also personally think that a “truck” oughta be a “truck” and a SUV oughta be a “SUV” and never the twain oughta meet. One’s for hauling manure, one’s for hauling soccer gear.
So that’s two votes for “dumb and ugly” and one vote for “kewl”. What say the Teeming Millions?
P.S. And if you go here, you can play with the Virtual Convert-A-Cab Demonstration, which is fun. Just like Fisher-Price Dream Dollhouse, open and close the little doors…