Sat, 18 Sep 2004

Semis for Soccer Moms

Back in 1999, after the Lincoln Navigator was introduced, I joked, "Next year, people will be driving semis around town." Looks like I was only off by a few years.

MSNBC has a picture and details on the 14,500-pound behemoth.

But does anybody really need a vehicle that is nine feet tall, eight feet wide, 21 1/2 feet long and gets about seven miles on a gallon of diesel?


"Anybody can lease a Hummer now for $500 a month. Soccer moms are driving them," he said. "This is not a soccer mom's vehicle."

We'll see about that.

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