7 Reasons to Avoid Buying an SUV ...


7 Reasons to Avoid Buying an SUV ...
7 Reasons to Avoid Buying an SUV ...

If you don’t have many passengers in your vehicle or don’t need to haul stuff, then why waste money on an SUV? Truly, it is a waste of money. It’s a road hog. So, let’s look at 7 reasons to avoid buying a SUV …

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Dangerous to Other Motorists

Come on, when you get an SUV, they are dangerous to other motorists. You know, the ones that are in normal cars. People cannot see around you – you are blocking their view. This could cause a crash. This is a big reason to avoid buying a SUV.


Ton of Unnecessary Steel Requires Power

Ton of Unnecessary Steel Requires Power Photo Credit: SaRdOnIc NeLL

When you’re hauling around all of that unnecessary steel, then you are going to require power. In most cases, you will require a V8 engine. Don’t get me wrong, I love the V8 engine, but not when it’s in an SUV just so it can haul its own self around.


They Are Prone to Getting Broken into

They Are Prone to Getting Broken into Photo Credit: Reto Kurmann

The other day, I was reading a study that said a certain SUV was the number one car to get stolen. I forget which one it was, but this should be a good reason to avoid SUVs.


They Cost More

They Cost More Photo Credit: bongtuji

YES, it seems that many of the high tech SUVs cost more than a normal car. I would choose a normal car over an SUV any day.


The Gas Mileage

The Gas Mileage Photo Credit: It's Our City

The gas mileage is ridiculous on these things! I am talking eighteen miles to the gallon, if that and that is when it has had it’s oil changed and is in good working condition. In this day and age, we can’t afford SUVs, so why try?


They Don’t Seem Safe

They Don’t Seem Safe Photo Credit: amaah

To me, SUV’s just do not seem safe. Does anyone else out there feel like this? I have saw so many SUV accidents and I wonder if there’s a reason behind this?


The Flip Easily

The Flip Easily Photo Credit: John P Sullivan

Oh yeah, I can’t forget to include the fact that they flip easier than the normal cars. This is the number one reason why I do not want an SUV. I mean, if you get one, it’s your choice, but don’t say I didn’t warn you when you flip over.

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Where Thoughts and Opinions Converge

According to the latest 6/2011 report released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, from 2006-2009 SUVs had a driver fatality rate that was half that of cars. "The rollover risk in SUVs used to outweigh their size/weight advantage, but that's no longer the case," thanks to electronic stability control, said Anne McCartt, IIHS senior vice president for research. "Pound for pound, SUVs have lower death rates."

Thank you ...........now I can argue with my husband not to buy SUV this year!

This is a stupid list, I love my SUV and they're very safe!

I will forward your concern to one of our editors.

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