Could it be that the primary reason most owners bought is that the purchase “makes a statement” about them?
Getting the “what’s a matter you?” Italian-style hand gesture from a perturbed pedestrian on South Van Ness in San Francisco. The driver was blocking a crosswalk for a good 45 seconds while paying attention to something in his right hand. Note body damage from a prior allision.
Things have gotten so bad that some people keep an eye out just for these particular hybrids.
Keep a look out and stay safe out there.
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