I really did change my personal text
- Oct 4, 2007
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SpudmanWP said:Continuing with the car analogy:
Mission, deliver a few packages into gang territory (GT).
First up, Smart Cars (SmC): 8 SmCs leave the dock and proceed towards the GT. On the way they meet up with a police escort that will chase any Gang Members (GM) away that harass the SmC. Meanwhile, on the other side of the GT, several of your friends are driving near the GT blasting “Jamming” music to distract and confuse GMs in the GT. Some of the GMs evade the cops or are in hiding and surprise the SmC. This causes a few of the SmCs to flee before they can deliver their packages. The rest of the SmCs manage to deliver their packages, unite with the rest of their friends and the cops at a local pit stop outside of the GT since they did not have the room to bring lunch with them. They then get back on the road and return to the dock.
Next up, the Porche: 4 Porche Cayenne SUVs slip into the GT unnoticed since they had info on the GMs locations. On the way they discover more, previously unnoticed GMs and “deal” with them or avoid them. They all deliver their packages and return to the dock. On the way back, they the eat lunch on the road since they had the room to spare and don’t have to stop.
So let’s compare:
8 SmC 1-2 Cop Escorts 1-2 "Jammers" the need to stop for lunch
4 Porche Cayenne
This is a valid comparison, but note that you have now redefined the mission. If you define the mission around the Cayenne's capabilities, then guess what? The Cayenne looks, and is, real good. And if you absolutely need all those capabilities, more power to you. But does everyone need those capabilities enough to justify that the 4 Cayennes are going to cost at least as much as the 8 SmC & cop escort and will need much more specialised mechanics? Note that I didn't include the jammers. That's because the United States Car Force, unlike the US Boat Force, lately hasn't been doing much at all with jamming, trusting for the future on the Cayenne's slickness. I also note that every time we've used Cayenne type vehicles against defended turf, in reality we've also had a lot of boomboxes being driven around. In fact, when one of our regular vehicles got disabling flats in bad guy turf over on the continent, one of reasons noted was that the guys with boomboxes had been diverted to cover the drive of one of the Carreras (Quote in Automotion Week: "When the most expensive car in the world heads for the wrong side of the tracks, it gets all the boomboxes it wants").
The Smcs also would have all the information on the GM's locations since they've been using CBs and cell phones in cars for a long time and are quire familiar with how to use them and to share auto club maps.
The question is, is delivering packages deep in GT on the first day of the "unpleasantness" what the automotive club in question is buying its cars for? If so, ya need the Cayenne. If you're looking for something different, maybe that Miata can help you out. Plus, you'd be able to afford lunch.
Remember, this is not a dig at Porsches; when you need them:
"Porsche, there is no substitue"