SUV: Subversive Unwanted Vehicle

Jul 16, 2008

"When sandwiched between two such giants, the driver of the normal-sized car has to ease out with zero visibility into the road behind. It tends to make the drive of the regular car a bit huffy and the word "bully" frequently hisses between clenched teeth."

Wilmington, NC – The names say a lot about the image: Excursion, Explorer, Four-Runner, Journey. All speak to our fascination with venturing boldly into the unknown where only behemoth SUVs dare to go. But, as commentator Nan Graham notes, the times they are a-changin'...