I agree, the SUV is becoming a problem.
There SUV is only useful if you live in an area with unpaved roads, lots of snow and ice, or if you're in a profession that requires you to haul around lots of equipment. Here in San Francisco and most other major cities, the SUV has become a status symbol. Its something to show off
to your friends. I think thats so stupid!
Whats even more rediculous is the reasoning people buy them. One over-paid, status-seeking broad I worked with bought a Rang Rover 4x4 because she thaught that 4WD was more powerful on the hiway! I see many soccer moms driving these things to take there kid to school.
I think the ultimate family car was the 1994-1996 Buick Roadmaster Stationwagon.
D These cars were awsome. Full-size reer-wheel drive, body on frame construction. 350 V8 engine (same as Corvette) with 280 hp! This car was an 8 passenger and got 27mpg on the hiway!
This was unheard of 25 years ago!
General Motors made the foolish deciscion to stop making these and convert there Arlington, Tx plant to produce you guest it
, more SUVs becuase they were supposedly cool.
I acually own a 1977 Lincoln Town Car which is also a gas guzzler, but I feel 10 times safer in it than an SUV. I dont drive it everyday either.
I think folks hear in the big cities should be required to take lesons and aquire a special licence to drive these things. All SUVs should only come in 4WD.