Comment 71227

By Brandon (registered) | Posted November 11, 2011 at 22:59:15 in reply to Comment 71225


Why do you think SUVs outsell minivans? It sure as hell isn't the "practicality" of them. It's people saying to themselves "we aren't minivan people" in a derogatory way, despite the fact that the extra space and reduced cost of a minivan would far better suit their needs.

Cars, for most people, are emotional purchases, attempting to show the world what they think of themselves. If they weren't there would be a fraction of BMW sales that there are today. They are amazing to drive, if you like that sort of thing, but the vast majority of people buy them for the image that they project.

Cars also isolate you from the world around you and give you the feeling of anonymity, allowing you to do things you would never do in a face to face scenario. Such as tailgating to try and hurry someone up or threatening a cyclist.

Not everyone is affected this way, but to pretend that no one is smacks of ridiculousness.

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