“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.”  this article goes a long way toward proving my theory that if you don’t have a lot of equipment or people or livestock to haul with you on your drive to and from work uphill both ways in the snow, you don’t need an SUV. (via a)