In rural areas and say northern California people get trucks for real applications such as for their jobs, working, or carrying stuff on a regular basis. However in Southern California and other parts, people get trucks just to be pushy jerks. You even see things such as a giant truck with a girl driving with “silly boys trucks are for girls.” They don’t haul anything and they’re jacked up really high where the girls can barely get in them and have big problems parking them. They can sometimes drive them ok but it’s really funny watching them try to park or get out/in the truck.

In the 80s/90s there were a lot of family vans. The Dodge Caravan was king. Then in the late 1990s and 2000s, people switched to SUVs. SUVs were higher and “cooler” than minivans. Guys don’t want to be stuck in a “lame minivan.” The top sales for several car companies are now SUVs. The SUVs are everywhere. Sometimes they are actually full of people but often it’s just one person driving a big SUV. That’s a big waste in gas and speed but if that’s what people want to do…What’s nice about SUVs are they are good for carrying families and carrying items in an enclosed space vs. the old days when you had a pickup truck with a tarp.

Then there are the truck people. They’re getting less common but what they do is take a truck or SUV or Hummer H2 and jack it up (raise/lift kit) really high. Often they raise the trucks to an illegal height. They think they are driving Big Foot. Nearly always they have a, “I’m a big truck, get out of my way” complex. Often peoples say “the bigger your truck, the smaller your dick.” They drive in the fast lane, often very slow with huge space ahead of them. They have a whole f everbody else attitude. People are forced to pass them on the right. Then often I cut back in front of them with no signal. You could get ran over by them, but as long as you go fast enough, don’t worry!

What happens when it is truck vs. truck? My friend drove a small pickup truck for years. What he discovered is whoever has the bigger truck wins. So a small truck will be hogging the fast lane and a bigger one will come up behind them and the smaller truck will get scared and get out of the way.

There are a lot of benefits to a SUV. The view is much better. Being up high is fun because you can see above most of the cars. Some SUVs might flip/turn over more, but otherwise are great in crashes vs. cars. SUVs are awesome for “pushing” people out of the way. You’ll discover as a car, no one gets out of your way. But once you get in a SUV or a vehicle that is big or up high, the people get scared and move out of the way. I rented an SUV two times for Thanksgiving and drove the 5 to Sacramento. I noticed a big difference vs. my car in how people got out of the way. So some switch to SUVs just to get some people to move out of their way. SUVs are also great for carrying things. Some SUVs can also tow camper trailers or boats. My next car might be the Buick Enclave (small SUV).

But ultimately most SUVs are often really poor gas milelage and hog the road and are dicks. They’re a huge enemy and scourge of the road.

SUV Trends
SUV people are always so trendy. There’s always an “IT” SUV that they all have to have. But then people can’t afford to upgrade to the latest trend. So they look hilariously like posers as they have aging “It” SUVs that are no longer cool or trendy. It’s hilarious. They tried to be trendy and now are outdated and sad. Here’s some of the trends over the years:
Toyota 4 Runner – One of the first SUVs. I rented one about 3 years back. It was pretty cool

Range Rover/Landrovers – People discovered that the UK had a totally awesome SUV that is good at off road. So then idiots in US bought them for insane prices. They put lame wheels on them and proceeded to never drive them off road, what they were designed for. I’ve always wanted one (to go off road).

Humvee – When the war started in 2003, people wanted to show their support for the troops. They loved the bad ass military Humvees. People discovered that you could buy a civilian version for only something like $150k. Well that was too expensive for some posers so they took a truck frame and dumped a fake Humvee body on it and sold the H2 to posers who couldn’t afford the real Humvee. So every time you see those laugh. They cost something like $50k but it’s still a poser version. Jackass in H2
They even made an H3 for people who couldn’t even afford that one. These were trendy back when gas prices were only $1-2 a gallon. But It’s really dumb to be driving those around at $3-4 a gallon. Now it’s just a statement that they have a lot of money to waste on gas.

BMW SUV – OMG BMW makes a SUV. These were the top cool SUV for a while.

Porsche SUV – This was suddenly the ultimate SUV. The twin turbo came in at something like $120,000. That’s more than my chick’s house in Oregon. There’s a cheaper version too. They’re pretty quick but my $9k car can still beat them. I see a ton of them around too. Lots of rich people here.

Lamborghini SUV? – Way back in 1986 they had a SUV. They looked awesome. This was never trendy but I thought I’d throw that in.

Cadillac Escalade – The SUV of drug dealers and rich people. I like the way they look but I hear they aren’t that great. We bought our Honda Odyssey from someone who had just bought one and they regretted it and wanted to keep the Odyssey but couldn’t.

Now? I just see 50 different types of SUVs.

Tips: Pass them on the right. If you’re an SUV driver, get out of the way and don’t hog the left lanes if a faster car comes up.

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    • BT on:
      Hey, I'm stuck in CA driving with these idiots all the time. But you can't complain if you're from TX about CA drivers, although it is the only TX place I have been, Houston drivers are just as bad.
    • Dee on:
      Asian Drivers
      Parker must be Asian...."they drives suck"?
    • Rodney Hood on:
      WHY? Because 90% of them are MEXICANS. Majority of them dont have a license and carry fake id. Its their culture thats how they drive.
    • Ophelia on:
      The way I see it, at least in Los Angeles (and San Diego--the other counties of California I've been in have it far less pronounced than these two), a lot of the problems seen on the roads can be attributed to a culture that places great value on speed. Essentially, people in L.A and S.D. are trained from an early age to have their gratification instant, and thus they never learn patience. This is why drivers will speed up to block you when you want to change lanes, this is why tailgating is so rampant, this is why they rarely ever come to a complete stop at stop signs, and this is why there's so much lane-weaving: These are drivers who want to go fast and see slowing down or stopping as an admission of inferiority. For the record, people blocking to stop me when I'm changing lanes is an extremely common occurrence that I figured out a good way to ensure you can get into the lane you need fairly quickly: As long as the traffic is not too congested, just slow down by about 5 miles per hour and get in behind them. The driver trying to block you is doing so either because they're not paying attention, or they cannot stand the thought of someone coming over in front of them. In both cases, they will gladly let you in behind them. (Congestion creates a problem because it means there will be someone else behind them who will think the same thing, and the person behind them likewise, and so forth.) It is an animal instict at work. For most creatures, seeing another creature with their back turned to them indicates the back-turned creature has superior authority. Likewise, a creature taking up a space behind another creature is an act of submission. For some reason, Californian drivers fall to these animal instincts and treat their cars as extensions of themselves. They don't want you getting into their lane in front of them because, subconsciously, they interpret it as you asserting authority over them, but they'll let you in behind them because they see it as you acknowledging their superiority. That's what I think.
    • expectnothing on:
      That's exactly it. It's the attitude of it's ME me me and the whole world doesn't exist besides me.
    • expectnothing on:
      California people tailgate because there's so many damn people, if you didn't, the line of cars would stretch from MEXICO to Oregon. They added 800,000 illegal alien drivers the other year. So that's why. As long as they are not crazy close which I define as you can't even see their headliights behind you. Otherwise, that's how close people drive in RUSH hour. Otherwise, in normal conditions, they're just tailgating and being aholes if it's not rush hour.
    • floyd on:
      Why do Los Angeles driver tailgate, I was coming home on the 60 fwy west bound traffic was almost at a stop and this female person in a infinite climb on my bumper so close I could not see her front plate in my rear view camera I got over then she cut me off and flip me off this was a accident waiting to happen and she ended up on the same off ramp on the 10 fwy west. crazy
    • John Carter on:
      The CORE reason that California drivers have become (Yes! They were once exemplary drivers!) the worst dang drivers in the country; ATTTITUDE! Many people in California have become extremely selfish, arrogant, rude, and just plain INCONSIDERATE. And it shows clearly in the way they drive. It is a "Me, me, me" attitude that explains why they tailgate and drive as fast as their vehicle will go, with no regard to the safety of themselves or others; they steal the legal right-of-way of as many other drivers that they can; and they will never lower their high-beams, no matter whom they blind! I was born and raised in California, and I used to love it. Now I cannot wait to leave!
    • John Carter on:
      It is the result of the pervasive entitlement attitude that has swept over California (I too am a native)! This selfish and inconsiderate attitude reflects clearly in the driving habits of so many people in California.
    • John Carter on:
      You are absolutely correct! I live here (in Calif) and I completely agree and sympathize with you!

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    I’ve driven in California since 1991. I’ve spent many trips running up and down the state as well as driving in many other states. After all of this driving, I became fed up with how bad California drivers on. I wanted to point out what they do to either help change a few drivers or at least entertain the rest of the world with Californian’s horrible driving.

    I’m located in Orange County in a couple of the richest areas. I see every type of car that is out there in this area. It’s like a car show. Going to a car show isn’t exciting anymore because you see most of the cars driving around anyway. I also work at a place where people buy all the different types of cars. We have Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Lotus, etc. So you can even see a lot of the cars in the work parking lot.

    Disclaimer: You’re on your own with these tips. They are not the official law and in no way represent what you should be doing should a cop pull you over.

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