Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Less Is More, on 4x4

Although it might seem a recent trend to either love or loathe 4x4s when used as cars, they've actually been moving from 'utility' to 'recreational' for over 15 years.

And during all that time, their owners have been on the receiving end of sarcastic comments. When a friend announced to the office that he was replacing his BMW '3' estate and buying a Vauxhall Frontera, one colleague asked "Oh, will go off road?"

Steve's honest answer was a simple question: "You've not heard about my wife's driving, have you?"

That might have seemed harsh or sexist, but on one occasion his wife had knocked him off his bike . . .

Of course, a common criticism is that big 4x4s never get used off-road. So it was with some amusement that I saw this Porsche's registration plate! LE55 MUD


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