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Old 11-22-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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You do realize that back in the 50's, 60's and 70's these 4WDs weren't called SUVs? Willys, Ford and Chevy all made 4WD vehicles, some more family oriented (Bronco and Suburbans)
They also used minivans and station wagons before the 90's.

My mom's 69 station wagon was 219.6" long -- almost 21" longer than my SUV (198.8 long)
The 1969 Ford LTD Country Squire; Family Was Key For This High End Station Wagon | JustOldCars.com The Magazine for Classic & Vintage Car Lovers (http://justoldcars.com/?p=1286 - broken link)

Makes my Tahoe look minuscule.
Now that's a station wagon
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Makes me wonder what people did before SUVs became popular in the 90's.

Ever hear of a station wagon? Like OBH our Chevy Bel Air was a tank - we put 5 kids and ALL my oldest sister's stuff for her first semester at college in it and still had room leftover.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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To Me a Plastic white fence is cheaper looking than metal.Plastic grows green mold and readily shows dirt.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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This morning I was driving to work and was stuck outside of a school because there were about 20 SUVs (not exaggerating) all trying to get into one lane of drop-off space... I don't see why kids can't sit in a sedan anymore these days. If I ever have a kid, they'd better like the backseat of my Nissan Versa because I REFUSE to buy a stupid SUV.
Aside from all the room you inevitably need for school age kids, the back seat of a Versa is not the safest place for your little ones to be when driving on LI roads. If you ever have a kid, I guarantee you will change your mindset.

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Old 11-22-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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To Me a Plastic white fence is cheaper looking than metal.Plastic grows green mold and readily shows dirt.
Good one. White plastic fencing doesn't blend in at all. I can appreciate people want to have a private feeling, but to me, a yard enclosed with white plastic fencing reminds me of being in Tupperware.

The section of yard I fenced off I used green coated chain link to help it blend in with all the shrubs and give the yard a more open feel.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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Good one. White plastic fencing doesn't blend in at all. I can appreciate people want to have a private feeling, but to me, a yard enclosed with white plastic fencing reminds me of being in Tupperware.

The section of yard I fenced off I used green coated chain link to help it blend in with all the shrubs and give the yard a more open feel.
Those green fences are the best ones IMO..dthey seem more natural and don't take away from the country feel.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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If you ever have a kid, you will find that packing up the baby and said baby gear gets a tad overwhelming.
If you ever have a kid, hopefully they won't become involved in sports that require you to lug gear.
If you ever have a kid, hopefully they will choose a small musical instrument which will fit in your vehicle.
Now add another kid or two to the mix.
You might not opt for an SUV, but you could very well end up with a minivan or crossover to carry little Petunia and Throckmorton as well as their things.
Yet, somehow, the rest of the world manages to raise (normal) kids without the SUV equivalent. Could be done.
I will duck now.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: now nyc
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It's the grey-colored chain-link fences that are bad. If it's green and it blends in then it isn't as bad since it doesn't stick out as much and look reminiscent of the fences in industrial areas and prisons like Hunts Point and Rikers Island.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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If you ever have a kid, you will find that packing up the baby and said baby gear gets a tad overwhelming.
If you ever have a kid, hopefully they won't become involved in sports that require you to lug gear.
If you ever have a kid, hopefully they will choose a small musical instrument which will fit in your vehicle.
Now add another kid or two to the mix.
You might not opt for an SUV, but you could very well end up with a minivan or crossover to carry little Petunia and Throckmorton as well as their things.
I love the names!
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Makes me wonder what people did before SUVs became popular in the 90's.
Station wagons! Who remembers fighting with their siblings to "sit in the WAY back?"
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