I’ve said it before, but need to air my thoughts again.
After switching to a car from an SUV, my body is telling me I made a mistake. It misses the large seats and roomy interior of the 2007 SAAB 9-7x. It was nice having something that fit my body AND the size of my family. All five of us could sit comfortably in the vehicle without the “he’s touching me” dialogue from the back seat. The cargo room was also helpful on the occasional trip out of town. So, when I hear reports that the government is pushing for smaller, more-efficient vehicles, I cringe. Have they considered the fact that car-pooling in a mini-van is more efficient than driving two small vehicles? What about the atypical family that numbers beyond five persons? I’m all for efficient, non-polluting vehicles, but let’s start thinking outside of the small car box.
Before you know it, they’ll be mandating smaller families. Yikes!