We don't do snow. A bit of sand here and there. Occasionally there's
a death or two - usually someone who thinks an SUV can go anywhere
and only wimps take enough water. 800f Australians live in cities
and suburbs (not me). And yet the city roads are clogged with mums
driving the kids to school in Land Cruisers that never get muddy.
I need 4WD just to get out of my driveway and yet, somehow, I suspect
that I'm still a sad bastard.
(Well, it was the first blood heat day of spring - 39deg.C - so I
went a bit troppo and decided to revive a classic topic, OK?)
Do you really drive a 4WD vehicle to portray an image? Those of us
that need to drive in deep snow certainly don't. The choice
between a good 4WD and the average Hyundai econobox is a no-brainer
in this country. All winter I see small econoboxes buried in the
snow along the roads and sometimes the people in them have died.
Hell, I see them stuck in plowed parking lots. I don't care if I
look like I mean business........I just want to get to my
destination. The same thoughts apply to Olympus cameras. /jim
[mailto:owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of andrew fildes
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [OM] Olympus E1 - Some impressions and questions
It's not designed for tourists. It's designed for us sad bastards
who want to look as if we mean business - that's why we drive 4WD's,