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So guys, i've this assignment to compile a list of reasons why car owners would prefer a sedan over an SUV as their daily drivers. After all we're mostly car enthusiasts here, i've listed them in rough categories so if you like, please contribute your reason(s) no matter how weird or insignificant they are,

Here goes:

Drive:
  • Handles better generally
  • Quicker, more light footed
  • Agile in the city
  • Less intimidating to drive
  • Planted, more stable
  • Better NVH, less body shake?
  • Spirited weekend drives
  • Better cockpit ergonomics?
Practicality:
  • Parks easier
  • Smaller footprint
  • Metal boot for safer storage
  • Cheaper to maintain
  • Visually more appealing?
  • Younger, more relevant socially?
Efficiency:
  • Lighter, more fuel efficient
  • Less cargo space wastage therefore more efficient?
  • More aerodynamic for sure
  • Environmentally friendlier?
  • No extra bulk to manage
 

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In a sedan you're less of a prick if you're in the fast lane and some fast looking Merc is getting annoyed behind you thinking you're road hogging cuz they can't see past your huge SUV height and body - in a sedan they can see past your car to see heavy traffic or some other dumb prick hogging the road and you're just a victim like that fast Merc.
 

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For ladies, some actually prefer SUV because of the height, easier for them to see and drive....
 

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SUV =
Slow Ugly Vehicle
Super Unstable Vehicle
Shitty Undriveable Vehicle
Sucky Uncool Vehicle

I can keep going on and on and on with this.
 

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Ben Casey on quora:

SUVs are abominations. They are expensive, costly to insure, costly to fuel, they are slow, can’t turn, are less safe.. BUT:

They carry about as much cargo as a small wagon.

They are like cars in that they move people, they are unlike cars in that they do nothing well.

Indeed, the reason why they are popular are because:

Fat asses can get in and out of them easier.

Anyway, here in the US, we drive a lot. Because of this, some of us, very few, love cars. And those that love cars, love driving, hate SUVs because they’re stupid. And SUVs are the number one reason why so many regulations will impact car owners.

People aren’t worried about CO2 emissions from Civics, or even Porsches. They’re worried about the sheer ostentatiousness of accelerating 4500 pounds to 75 mph over and over so a fat ass who hates driving is comfy. Or a woman, women buy SUVs at a rate equal to men who look at porn.

Anyway. Not sure if I answered your question, but I feel better ;-) Time for a smoke.
 

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Ben Casey on quora:

SUVs are abominations. They are expensive, costly to insure, costly to fuel, they are slow, can’t turn, are less safe.. BUT:

They carry about as much cargo as a small wagon.

They are like cars in that they move people, they are unlike cars in that they do nothing well.

Indeed, the reason why they are popular are because:

Fat asses can get in and out of them easier.

Anyway, here in the US, we drive a lot. Because of this, some of us, very few, love cars. And those that love cars, love driving, hate SUVs because they’re stupid. And SUVs are the number one reason why so many regulations will impact car owners.

People aren’t worried about CO2 emissions from Civics, or even Porsches. They’re worried about the sheer ostentatiousness of accelerating 4500 pounds to 75 mph over and over so a fat ass who hates driving is comfy. Or a woman, women buy SUVs at a rate equal to men who look at porn.

Anyway. Not sure if I answered your question, but I feel better ;-) Time for a smoke.
Gold. So much truth.
 
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Ben Casey on quora:

SUVs are abominations. They are expensive, costly to insure, costly to fuel, they are slow, can’t turn, are less safe.. BUT:

They carry about as much cargo as a small wagon.

They are like cars in that they move people, they are unlike cars in that they do nothing well.

Indeed, the reason why they are popular are because:

Fat asses can get in and out of them easier.


Anyway, here in the US, we drive a lot. Because of this, some of us, very few, love cars. And those that love cars, love driving, hate SUVs because they’re stupid. And SUVs are the number one reason why so many regulations will impact car owners.

People aren’t worried about CO2 emissions from Civics, or even Porsches. They’re worried about the sheer ostentatiousness of accelerating 4500 pounds to 75 mph over and over so a fat ass who hates driving is comfy. Or a woman, women buy SUVs at a rate equal to men who look at porn.

Anyway. Not sure if I answered your question, but I feel better ;-) Time for a smoke.
ixeo on ZTH:

SUVs aren't costly to insure - in Malaysia we go by the value of the car and class, not the type of vehicle
Aren't really costly to fuel relative to the same CC sedan
They aren't slow, boy have you seen a XC90 T8 go?

Personally, I prefer wagon over SUV. That being said in Malaysia I will choose a SUV for a family car because of the photos I posted, and the fact that getting in/out of a SUV is easier.
 

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The only SUV that I remotely consider to buy is the Airtrek Turbo because it's basically a detuned Evo SUV. Has been trying to tease and persuade the home minister to trade the Mark X with it but no success coz it's too old!