Friday night topic: Has the SUV craze ended?

— 4:40 PM on September 16, 2005

With gas prices in the stratosphere, will red-hot sales of those massive, annoying SUVs finally cool down? A recent poll shows that eight out of ten drivers say it's time to switch to more fuel-efficient vehicles. A poll of myself says that 100% of me just wants smaller, lighter vehicles on the road—preferably ones I can see around from inside of my tiny two-door. I'm sure SUVs may offer more protection in the event of a crash, but you're a helluva lot more likely to hit something when you're trying to stop or turn four tons of mass.

Has the time come for city and suburban folks to migrate to smaller vehicles? If so, does that have policy implications for government, or should it happen organically? Discuss.

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