Just traded in my seven year old huge gas guzzling clunker equipped with a V-8 engine for something a little newer and environmentally friendlier. In the spirit of Halloween I could'nt help but think about the fact that some cars are, well, scary. You know, the kind that make you wonder what kind of person would design, and worse, what kind of person would buy and drive it.
"What were they thinking?" springs to mind.
From Tom & Ray Magliozzi's Car Talk "Top 10 Scary Cars" here is the one that scares me the most:
2004 Hummer H1
Scary for: Society, the environment and therapists
When you stop to think about what kind of person would buy a Hummer, you begin to worry about the future of our country. This is a person who feels so inadequate inside that he has to drive around pretending the 82nd Airborne will be backing him up in his next argument over a parking space. On the environmental side, the Hummer burns through resources like there's no tomorrow. And if enough idiots keep driving them, there won't be.