by Corey Behrens
That’s hilarious, I would NOT want to try wheeling that big truck through little narrow city streets in Europe.
I want the big one so everyone will see me and be appalled.
Reminds me of this paring that’s near where I live (Google StreetView image below). I think the Excursion and Smart belong to the same house:
Almost like our friend and contributor, Importamation.
I hadn’t thought about it, but now that you mention it… definitely! All it needs is a motorhome to complete the trio.
Too bad it wasn’t a lifted Panda 4×4:
The Suburban is all set up for the any flooding in Amsterdam.
I do not think there have been any flooding in Amsterdam for at least 100 years or so. There have been (controlled) floods in the river areas in the Netherlands, but these have been a part of the high water control so was not unexpected.
We do see (on the telly) the ravages of flooding in the Alp countries or the UK where water control is harder to accomplish.
The last major flood was in 1960; 2600 houses flooded and 10.000 people forced to find shelter elsewhere
I have the highest respect for what the people have done in the Netherlands, having been there for several weeks some time ago, including working on a small dairy farm, and harvesting sugar beets near the German border for a week. I hope your are aware I was being sarcastic. That vehicle is probably more relevant in Miami at this point.
In case of a flood i will choose the Panda in a heartbeat over a Suburban in Amsterdam. Although the chance of flooding is very remote because of the infrastructe it’s always there. The country it self is sinking fast and the water levels of the sea are rising too so the works are never over. At the moment they are building the world largest sea locks at IJmuiden near Amsterdam. Not only to make the port of Amsterdam econonic viabel in the future but and even more to beter regulate the flow of water in and out in the case of severe weather conditions.
Fun fact. My grandfather bought after the 1960 floods big piles of doors and other debris to make it in to homemade sheds for his cattle at our farm near Amsterdam.
“Oh the Panda? No, the Panda is my grocery bag. Everytime I go grocery shopping, I put the groceries in the Panda, lift up the Panda, and shove it in the back of my Suburban..”
Brilliant photo, Corey! Could hardly be better if you’d staged it.
And that Panda would look large alongside a Japanese kei car. Really puts things in perspective.
That Chev Suburban is a raised moral conundrum.
For when the floods come that it will surely help make,
It will be the make that surely helps in floods.
Reminds me of the Grand Tour in Colombia where May had a Panda that did just fine, and Hammond had a massive lifted Silverado that had “issues”.
Visualizes the difference between $2 a gallon gas in North American and $6 to $8 a gallon in Europa.
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