S.U.V.’s: That’s S for Status, V for Vanity

Great letter to the NYTimes on the pure egotisim that drives SUV ownership.

Let me throw in another charge – people who drive these monsters are unpatriotic. You increase our reliance on foreign oil.

You want to help this country and have an offroader – buy a Jeep Wrangler. You carting around kids? Buy a mini-van or 4-wheel drive wagon.

If you don’t need the friggin’ capacity – then don’t drive the things.

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