A dirty day out in an SUV: What it’s like on an off-road experience

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SUVs are so common on roads that it is easy to forget that many of them were originally designed to charge through remote mud bogs or rainforest ford streams. For sports utility drivers in Europe, who spend their daily commute dreaming of adventure in the Brazilian Amazonas or Peru, relief is much closer to home. In Poland for instance, where Elmar is yelling his heart out. “Step on the gas,” he cries. “Come on, get with it.” Despite all the shouting, the Toyota Landcruiser is not going anywhere. Up to its axles in thick mud, the sports utility just creeps forward as its engine roars to no ava…

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