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6th Dec '16 9:00:16 AM Iampureevil
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--> Sonic: douching throuugh the snow, driving my Hummer, which I don't even need because I'm only a single guy

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--> Sonic: Sonic (singing): douching throuugh through the snow, driving my Hummer, which I don't even need because I'm only a single guyguy.
6th Dec '16 8:59:17 AM Iampureevil
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* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] in Sonic Zombies has a Hummer which, for reasons other than the obvious [[SuperSpeed "he's Sonic"]], he doesn't need.
--> Sonic: douching throuugh the snow, driving my Hummer, which I don't even need because I'm only a single guy
29th Oct '16 12:24:19 PM nombretomado
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** Parodied in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' with [[GTARadio radio ads]] for the "Maibatsu Monstrosity", an SUV that can seat 12, cross rivers ("so far I've only hit a few puddles. But it's good to know it's there!") and arctic tundra. And only gets 3 miles per gallon.

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** Parodied in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' with [[GTARadio [[Radio/GTARadio radio ads]] for the "Maibatsu Monstrosity", an SUV that can seat 12, cross rivers ("so far I've only hit a few puddles. But it's good to know it's there!") and arctic tundra. And only gets 3 miles per gallon.
20th Sep '16 1:24:43 AM xneon
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* Averted with the SUV's in ''VideoGame/TestDrive Unlimited 2'' where their whole purpose is for off-road racing that the Classic or Asphault classes struggle to grip dirt roads. Although via wrecks, you can find dedicated off-roaders such as a V8 buggy or a Lancia Stratos rally car.

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* Averted with the SUV's in ''VideoGame/TestDrive Unlimited 2'' where their whole purpose is for off-road racing that the Classic or Asphault Asphalt classes struggle to grip dirt roads. Although via wrecks, you can find dedicated off-roaders such as a V8 buggy or a Lancia Stratos rally car.
7th Sep '16 5:49:59 PM dmcreif
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A gigantic sport-utility vehicle, built under the philosophy that BiggerIsBetter, basically making it the SpiritualSuccessor to [[TheFifties 1950s]] cars with giant tail-fins. Smaller cars, or at least their drivers, tremble in fear at this [[Series/BetterCallSaul school bus for six year old pimps]]' presence on the highway--or maybe it's because the road itself is shaking under its weight. The name will be something bold, authoritative and often referring to freedom, power and the rugged wilderness, like "Crusader", "Passport" or "Kilimanjaro". [[CrazyPrepared It's filled with all sorts of equipment to help it tow trailers, climb mountains, and get through the rain, snow, sleet, hail, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at it...]]

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A gigantic sport-utility vehicle, built under the philosophy that BiggerIsBetter, basically making it the SpiritualSuccessor to [[TheFifties 1950s]] cars with giant tail-fins. Smaller cars, or at least their drivers, tremble in fear at as this [[Series/BetterCallSaul school bus for six year old pimps]]' presence pimps]] passes on the highway--or maybe it's because the road itself is shaking under its weight. The name will be something bold, authoritative and often referring to freedom, power and the rugged wilderness, like "Crusader", "Passport" or "Kilimanjaro". [[CrazyPrepared It's filled with all sorts of equipment to help it tow trailers, climb mountains, and get through the rain, snow, sleet, hail, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at it...]]
19th Aug '16 6:37:42 PM HeraldAlberich
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A gigantic sport-utility vehicle, built under the philosophy that BiggerIsBetter, basically making it the SpiritualSuccessor to [[TheFifties 1950s]] cars with giant tail-fins. Smaller cars, or at least their drivers, tremble in fear at this [[Series/BetterCallSaul school bus for six year old pimps]]' presence on the highway -- or maybe it's because the road itself is shaking under its weight. The name will be something bold, authoritative and often referring to freedom, power and the rugged wilderness, like "Crusader", "Passport" or "Kilimanjaro". [[CrazyPrepared It's filled with all sorts of equipment to help it tow trailers, climb mountains, and get through the rain, snow, sleet, hail, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at it...]]

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A gigantic sport-utility vehicle, built under the philosophy that BiggerIsBetter, basically making it the SpiritualSuccessor to [[TheFifties 1950s]] cars with giant tail-fins. Smaller cars, or at least their drivers, tremble in fear at this [[Series/BetterCallSaul school bus for six year old pimps]]' presence on the highway -- or highway--or maybe it's because the road itself is shaking under its weight. The name will be something bold, authoritative and often referring to freedom, power and the rugged wilderness, like "Crusader", "Passport" or "Kilimanjaro". [[CrazyPrepared It's filled with all sorts of equipment to help it tow trailers, climb mountains, and get through the rain, snow, sleet, hail, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at it...]]



* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' had the antagonist driving around in one, while simultaneously talking on her cell phone and drinking coffee. As RJ explains when he introduces the forest animals to suburbia, "Humans drive around in these because they are slowly losing their ability to walk."

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* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' had the antagonist driving around in one, while simultaneously talking on her cell phone and drinking coffee. As RJ explains when he introduces the forest animals to suburbia, "Humans drive around ride in these them because they are slowly losing their ability to walk.""
-->'''Lou:''' How many humans fit in there?\\
'''RJ:''' Usually, one.



* Lampooned in ''Film/RoboCop1987'' with an advert for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl8mQhxhE_Q the "6000 S.U.X."]] that's briefly seen on a TV screen. It's an enormous sedan that gets a whopping 8.2 mpg. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Concepts for the cars]] had it using a jet engine - an even more hilariously inefficient engine.

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* Lampooned in ''Film/RoboCop1987'' with an advert for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl8mQhxhE_Q the "6000 S.U.X."]] that's briefly seen on a TV screen. It's an enormous sedan that gets a whopping 8.2 mpg. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Concepts for the cars]] had it using a jet engine - an engine--an even more hilariously inefficient engine.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles,'' Thomas Raith, RichIdiotWithNoDayJob extraordinaire (well, he does have a day job at this point, but it's at an upscale hair salon so it doesn't count) gets a monstrous white Hummer in ''Small Favor'' which Harry [[PersonOfMassDestruction promptly half-wrecks]]. Harry's slightly put out that it's not the military model with bulletproof windows when people start shooting at him, although he does admit that heated leather seats are ''very'' comfortable.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles,'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
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Thomas Raith, RichIdiotWithNoDayJob extraordinaire (well, he does have a day job at this point, but it's at an upscale hair salon so it doesn't count) gets a monstrous white Hummer in ''Small Favor'' ''Literature/SmallFavor'' which Harry [[PersonOfMassDestruction promptly half-wrecks]]. Harry's slightly put out that it's not the military model with bulletproof windows when people start shooting at him, although he does admit that heated leather seats are ''very'' comfortable.



* The [[FanNickname Hummers of Justice]] that were Horatio and company's signature vehicles on ''Series/{{CSI Miami}}''. (The other two use [=SUV=]s, but slightly smaller and less glaring than the Hummers: Chevy Tahoes and GMC Denalis on ''Series/{{CSI}}'', and Chevy Avalanches on ''Series/{{CSI NY}}''.)

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* The [[FanNickname Hummers of Justice]] that were Horatio and company's signature vehicles on ''Series/{{CSI Miami}}''. (The other two use [=SUV=]s, but slightly smaller and less glaring than the Hummers: Chevy Tahoes and GMC Denalis on ''Series/{{CSI}}'', and Chevy Avalanches on ''Series/{{CSI NY}}''.''Series/{{CSINY}}''.)



-->'''Tate's son:''' "There's no DVD in the back seat!"\\
'''Tate's daughter:''' "And there's no bull bar on the front! What if we have to go off-road or to Highgate village?"\\
'''Tate:''' "It's a death trap!"

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-->'''Tate's son:''' "There's There's no DVD in the back seat!"\\
seat!\\
'''Tate's daughter:''' "And And there's no bull bar on the front! What if we have to go off-road or to Highgate village?"\\
village?\\
'''Tate:''' "It's It's a death trap!"trap!



* The political satire group Capitol Steps had a song called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyPhakY1mX0 "God Bless My SUV"]], a parody of Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A."

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* The political satire group Capitol Steps had has a song called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyPhakY1mX0 "God Bless My SUV"]], a parody of Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A."



* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' had a storyline where Roger went to a "Humbler" dealership. Said vehicle turns out to be comically huge, have a gas mileage of 25 ''meters'' per gallon, and is hinted to be so heavy that it ''affects the orbit of the Earth''.
* ''Comic/OverTheHedge'' had a strip, later incorporated into [[WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge the movie]], in which Hammy asked how many humans can fit into a vehicle so huge. [[DeadpanSnarker RJ]]'s response: "One."

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* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' had has a storyline where Roger went goes to a "Humbler" dealership. Said vehicle turns out to be comically huge, have a gas mileage of 25 ''meters'' per gallon, and is hinted to be so heavy that it ''affects the orbit of the Earth''.
* ''Comic/OverTheHedge'' had has a strip, later incorporated into [[WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge the movie]], in which Hammy asked asks how many humans can fit into a vehicle so huge. [[DeadpanSnarker RJ]]'s response: "One."



-->"Together, we're holding onto the dream. And that dream is luxury, and a gas-guzzling luxury car, created in a nation that's 95% condemned. We haven't forgotten what America wants: a hunk of overpriced shit that goes fast and gets you vapid pussy."

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-->"Together, --->"Together, we're holding onto the dream. And that dream is luxury, and a gas-guzzling luxury car, created in a nation that's 95% condemned. We haven't forgotten what America wants: a hunk of overpriced shit that goes fast and gets you vapid pussy."
1st Aug '16 11:06:24 AM Kadorhal
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This is chiefly an American and British trope, as Europe and Japan's narrower roads, crowded city streets, and pricier gas make such vehicles (more) uneconomical in those places. Likely to show up when a work is carrying a GreenAesop. Compare AbsurdlyLongLimousine, and God help you if the two are combined. Note that this trope isn't about large [=SUV=]s that are actually used for their intended "sport" and "utility" purposes, but rather, for when they are used as suburban status symbols. A Brazilian equivalent is the luxury pickup truck, which has the same drawbacks of the Anglo-American SUV on a slightly different package.

Quickly becoming a DiscreditedTrope, as the one two punch of the late [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]] gas crisis and the [[TheNewTens 2010s]] economic crisis hit the SUV market hard, even in the United States. Even the TropeNamer Hummer brand was shut down in 2009. However, between the GrandfatherClause and the fact that the Hummer is still one of the most famous RealLife examples of this trope, HummerDinger will keep its old name until the site decides otherwise.

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This is chiefly an American and British trope, as Europe and Japan's narrower roads, crowded city streets, and pricier gas make such vehicles (more) uneconomical even less economical in those places. Likely to show up when a work is carrying a GreenAesop. Compare AbsurdlyLongLimousine, and God help you if the two are combined. Note that this trope isn't about large [=SUV=]s that are actually used for their intended "sport" and "utility" purposes, but rather, for when they are used as suburban status symbols. A Brazilian equivalent is the luxury pickup truck, which has the same drawbacks of the Anglo-American SUV on a slightly different package.

Quickly becoming a DiscreditedTrope, as the one two punch of the late [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]] gas crisis and the [[TheNewTens 2010s]] economic crisis hit the SUV market hard, even in the United States. Even the TropeNamer Hummer brand was shut down in 2009. However, between the GrandfatherClause and the fact that the Hummer is still one of the most famous RealLife examples of this trope, HummerDinger Hummer Dinger will keep its old name until the site decides otherwise.



* Similarly, one of the cars used in ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' is a Dodge Challenger. While the car itself isn't an example of this trope, it's used when the team is undercover and wants to project the image of someone who would drive a HummerDinger.

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* Similarly, one of the cars used in ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' is a Dodge Challenger. While the car itself isn't an example of this trope, it's used when the team is undercover and wants to project the image of someone who would drive a HummerDinger.Hummer Dinger.



** Parodied in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' with [[GTARadio radio ads]] for the "Maibatsu Monstrosity", an SUV that can seat 12 and cross rivers... "though I've only crossed a couple of puddles. But it's good to know it's there!"
** Within the games themselves, the Landstalker fills this role perfectly, complete with a tendency to roll over at the slightest provocation, particularly in the ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII III]]''-era games. It's no longer as easy to roll in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV IV]]'', but it remains slow and lumbering.
** Zig-zagged with the {{Patriot|icFervor}} in the ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV IV]]''-era games, which is specifically based on the Hummer [=H2=]. On one hand, the ''civilian'' version fits this trope perfectly, with a low speed, a large turning circle and a propensity for rolling over. However, [[LightningBruiser a faster, more agile version]] is used by [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction NOOSE]], the game's resident StateSec, and is a prime choice for one to use in the [[EmergencyServices Vigilante]] [[{{Sidequest}} missions]] due to its speed, mobility and resilience.
*** It's subverted even harder in the ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII III]]''-era games, where it was based on the ''original'' Hummer. There, it was also used as a military truck, and even the civilian version was one of the best off-road vehicles in the game.
** Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV IV]]'', which has a "Player Image" stat which summarizes the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin player's image]] based on the vehicles he rides around in the most. Having any of the game's four-wheel-drive SUV's as your favorite car will grant you the title of "Soccer Mom".

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** Parodied in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' with [[GTARadio radio ads]] for the "Maibatsu Monstrosity", an SUV that can seat 12 and 12, cross rivers... "though rivers ("so far I've only crossed hit a couple of few puddles. But it's good to know it's there!"
there!") and arctic tundra. And only gets 3 miles per gallon.
** Within the games themselves, the Landstalker fills this role perfectly, complete with a tendency to roll over at the slightest provocation, particularly in the ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII III]]''-era ''III''-era games. It's no longer as easy to roll in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV IV]]'', but it remains slow and lumbering.
** Zig-zagged with the {{Patriot|icFervor}} in the ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV IV]]''-era ''IV''-era games, which is specifically based on the Hummer [=H2=]. On one hand, the ''civilian'' version fits this trope perfectly, with a low speed, a large turning circle and a propensity for rolling over. However, [[LightningBruiser a faster, more agile version]] is used by [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction NOOSE]], the game's resident StateSec, and is a prime choice for one to use in the [[EmergencyServices Vigilante]] [[{{Sidequest}} missions]] due to its speed, mobility and resilience.
*** It's subverted even harder in the ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII III]]''-era ''III''-era games, where it was based on the ''original'' Hummer. There, it was also used as a military truck, and even the civilian version was one of the best off-road vehicles in the game.
** Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV IV]]'', ''IV'', which has a "Player Image" stat which summarizes the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin player's image]] based on the vehicles he rides around in the most. Having any of the game's four-wheel-drive SUV's as your favorite car will grant you the title of "Soccer Mom".



* The ''SaintsRow'' games have a giant diesel pickup truck called the {{Compensat|ingForSomething}}or. A Hummer H1 Alpha expy called the Bulldog appears in ''Saints Row 2'' and ''3'' and is mostly drive in wealthy suburbia, though it is a very effective vehicle because of its durability.

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* The ''SaintsRow'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games have a giant diesel pickup truck called the {{Compensat|ingForSomething}}or. A Hummer H1 Alpha expy called the Bulldog appears in ''Saints Row 2'' and ''3'' ''The Third'' and is mostly drive in wealthy suburbia, though it is a very effective vehicle because of its durability.



* Mentioned in ''[[VideoGame/{{Forza}} Forza Motorsport 4]]''[='=]s [[TechnologyPorn Autovista]] mode, when [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]] talks about the Hummer H1 Alpha, describing how it can drive through 20 inch deep flooded roads perfectly fine, then noting that it is not something generally encountered on the way to the gym.

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* Mentioned in ''[[VideoGame/{{Forza}} Forza Motorsport 4]]''[='=]s [[TechnologyPorn Autovista]] mode, when [[TopGear [[Series/TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]] talks about the Hummer H1 Alpha, describing how it can drive through 20 inch deep flooded roads perfectly fine, then noting that it is not something generally encountered on the way to the gym.



* Averted for some reason in the MMO ''Drift City''. Early on in the storyline, you're given a mission to drive an SUV around a long winding, hilly section of road spanning around the perimeter of the starting city. The game claims that [=SUV=]s are better for climbing up the steep hills because they have more power. Truth is, any car can drive up a hill just as easily as any SUV due to the game's mechanics. [=SUV=]s themselves generally have a higher "Toughness" stat, which has a small impact (no pun intended) on how much damage you do to enemies when you collide into them. How often you need to refuel your car depends on the tier of the car your driving, not the type, which means that [=SUV=]s last just as long as every other car in the same tier, only they don't drive nearly as fast. Also, all the cars in the game have their SerialNumbersFiledOff, unless they're from the Chrystler corporation or it's subsidaries Dodge and Jeep. For example, the "Comet" is a Mitsubishi Eclipse under a fictional name. One of the end-game [=SUV=]s is based off the Hummer H3, and actually is one of the most powerful vehicles in the game, even able to compete with other end-game cars.

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* Averted for some reason in the MMO ''Drift City''. Early on in the storyline, you're given a mission to drive an SUV around a long winding, hilly section of road spanning around the perimeter of the starting city. The game claims that [=SUV=]s are better for climbing up the steep hills because they have more power. Truth is, any car can drive up a hill just as easily as any SUV due to the game's mechanics. [=SUV=]s themselves generally have a higher "Toughness" stat, which has a small impact (no pun intended) on how much damage you do to enemies when you collide into them. How often you need to refuel your car depends on the tier of the car your driving, not the type, which means that [=SUV=]s last just as long as every other car in the same tier, only they don't drive nearly as fast. Also, all the cars in the game have their SerialNumbersFiledOff, unless they're from the Chrystler Chrysler corporation or it's subsidaries its subsidiaries Dodge and Jeep. For example, the "Comet" is a Mitsubishi Eclipse under a fictional name. One of the end-game [=SUV=]s is based off the Hummer H3, and actually is one of the most powerful vehicles in the game, even able to compete with other end-game cars.



* One half of the TropeNamer is a website (now dead) formerly run by the Sierra Club called "Hummer Dinger" that criticized these vehicles. It specifically focused on the Hummer [=H2=] (the other half of the TropeNamer), which it saw as the most {{egregious}} real-life example of this trope.

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* One half of the TropeNamer is a website (now dead) formerly run by the Sierra Club called "Hummer Dinger" that criticized these vehicles. It specifically focused on the Hummer [=H2=] (the other half of the TropeNamer), trope namer), which it saw as the most {{egregious}} real-life example of this trope.
30th Jul '16 5:43:09 PM nombretomado
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* A DaveBarry column noted that as the [=SUVs=] get bigger, in case the owner suddenly remembered they had to pick up a herd of bison on the way home, their cellphones get smaller, leading to a future where smaller vehicles are trapped in the SUV's wheels by gravity, but their pleas go unheard due to the owner whacking at the side of his head to dislodge the rice grain-sized phone from his ear.

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* A DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry column noted that as the [=SUVs=] get bigger, in case the owner suddenly remembered they had to pick up a herd of bison on the way home, their cellphones get smaller, leading to a future where smaller vehicles are trapped in the SUV's wheels by gravity, but their pleas go unheard due to the owner whacking at the side of his head to dislodge the rice grain-sized phone from his ear.
30th Jul '16 11:37:23 AM HawkbitAlpha
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A gigantic sport-utility vehicle, built under the philosophy that BiggerIsBetter, basically making it the SpiritualSuccessor to [[TheFifties 1950s]] cars with giant tail-fins. Smaller cars, or at least their drivers, tremble in fear at this [[Series/BetterCallSaul school bus for six year old pimps]]' presence on the highway -- or maybe it's because the road itself is shaking under its weight. The name will be something bold, authoritative and often referring to freedom, power and the rugged wilderness, like "Crusader", "Passport" or "Kilimanjaro". It's filled with all sorts of equipment to help it tow trailers, climb mountains, and get through the rain, snow, sleet, hail, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at it...

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A gigantic sport-utility vehicle, built under the philosophy that BiggerIsBetter, basically making it the SpiritualSuccessor to [[TheFifties 1950s]] cars with giant tail-fins. Smaller cars, or at least their drivers, tremble in fear at this [[Series/BetterCallSaul school bus for six year old pimps]]' presence on the highway -- or maybe it's because the road itself is shaking under its weight. The name will be something bold, authoritative and often referring to freedom, power and the rugged wilderness, like "Crusader", "Passport" or "Kilimanjaro". [[CrazyPrepared It's filled with all sorts of equipment to help it tow trailers, climb mountains, and get through the rain, snow, sleet, hail, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at it...
it...]]
13th Jun '16 6:22:26 AM Knight20
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