The SUV Buyer

[A recent article published in the New Yorker…][1]

>Fred J. Schaafsma, a top engineer for General Motors, says,
“Sport-utility owners tend to be more like ‘I wonder how people view
me,’ and are more willing to trade off flexibility or functionality
to get that.” According to Bradsher, internal industry market
research concluded that S.U.V.s tend to be bought by people who are
insecure, vain, self-centered, and self-absorbed, who are frequently
nervous about their marriages, and who lack confidence in their
driving skills.

I’d take [active safety][2], if the care seat would fit better.

[1]: http://www.gladwell.com/2004/2004_01_12_a_suv.html
[2]: http://content3.us.porsche.com/prod/boxster/boxster.nsf/usaenglish/boxster