Santa Claus and his SUV Choices
While Santa isn’t exactly a past figure, we thought in light of the holiday season we could make an exception and speak to him about his choice of the present rides available. Unfortunately Santa was so busy we were unable to get an in-person interview, but we were able to secure a letter from him.
Unlike other famous figures before him, such as Beethoven or Napoleon, Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick, was unable to give us just one vehicle he would be most interested in. Instead he gave us a list, after all what would Santa be without a list, of the top three criteria he would use in choosing a car. He then proceeded to choose his top three vehicles.
Dear CarLocate Crew,
Through my busy schedule this time of year I found time to answer your request and write you a letter explaining which present vehicle I would choose should something happen to my sleigh – after all you have been such good children this year I couldn’t refuse!
My top three requirements for the perfect vehicle would be:
1. Performance/Efficiency – I have a lot of stops to make in a short period of time, so I will need an efficient ride with some giddy up and go!
2. Dependability/Size– Since I am carrying such precious cargo for all the good boys and girls I need something that will hold all the presents as well as survive the long night of traveling around the world
3. Style – With my classic red velour suit this time of year I am the definition of style……and my ride should be too.
Based on my three criteria I have chosen three different SUVs that would be up to the challenge of replacing my sleigh and helping my deliver all the toys to the good little girls and boys.
Toyota 4 Runner
1. Performance/Efficiency – at 19 mpg combined city/highway I can save time and money at the pump
2. Dependability/Size – the active traction control, limited-slip differential, and coil-spring independent suspension will let me deliver presents to all the kids
3. Style – The dual zone automatic climate control will keep the perfect temperature from the beaches of Mexico to the mountains of Canada.
1. Power/Efficiency – with 320 horsepower and 335 torque @ 4000 RPM I will have all the power I need to get from house to house.
2. Dependability/Size – 108.9 cubic feet of cargo space gives plenty of room for presents for everyone on my list, and even some room for Rudolph to ride along too.
3. Style – With the Bose Sound System and turn-by-turn navigation from XM I can jam out to my favorite Christmas Carols – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” being my all-time favorite, and avoid getting lost on the way to each child’s house.
Land Rover LR4
1. Power/Efficiency - Greater steering and control with the Land Rover Command Driving Position will allow me to get to all of my trickiest destinations.
2. Dependability/Size - With a 7,716 lb towing capacity, I can attach a trailer for extra presents, which means fewer stops back at the North Pole to reload.
3. Style – With the easy-to-use technology on a 7-inch touch screen mounted in the control panel, I can see driving information, set the radio, and check the traffic at the touch of the button.
I’ve checked this list once, “checking it twice, gotta find out who’s naughty or”…sorry I got carried away there!
I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the holiday season. Ho! Ho! Ho! I’ll be seeing you soon!
Santa Claus is a legendary, historical and folkloric figure, who is said to bring gifts to the homes of good children on Christmas Eve. The modern figure is based off of the Dutch figure Sinterklaas. Santa Claus is normally described as being a jolly, plump figure with white hair and a long white beard. He generally is depicted wearing red clothes and black boots. As legend has it he resides in the North Pole, and oversees his workshop where presents are made for good children throughout the world. Santa Claus also goes by several common aliases, such as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, and just plain old “Santa”
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