What Vehicle Changed Your Long-Held Opinions?

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If there’s one thing that’s true about people passionate about something, it’s that they’ve probably got strong opinions that are tough as hell to change. Whether that’s your opinion on a football team or your exceptional hatred for certain foods, we’ve all been there. But I want to know something different. I want to know what vehicle changed your mind.


Let me give you an example. I have traditionally been of the opinion that small hatchbacks are the best cars on the market. I have spent hours arguing this point with my husband, who thinks I am a fool. I was confident I’d go to the grave with that opinion.

Then I drove a Power Wagon and I realized it’s actually kind of nice to drive a big ol’ truck. I’m no pure convert to the truck club, but there was something very pleasant about driving a vehicle that didn’t make me worry about my mortality if I were to hit something. At that point, I kind of got it. I still have strong opinions about the value of my Mazda 2, but man, potholes no longer mattered to me. For one whole week, I was a god among men.

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I’m sure you fine folks have had similar revelations at some point in your life, so let’s hear ‘em. What vehicle forced you to reconsider your automotive opinions?