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I know people love their SUVs, but do they really need them? I'd understand if they were like, say, a forest ranger. SUVs are the craze of the '90s, just like cars with fins were in the '50s. But what do I know? I have no conception of style other than my own; I drive a 1980 Toyota Corolla, am constantly tailed and cut off by people with SUVs, and find myself quite happily unstylish in the middle of the stylin' '90s. Happy driving.

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  • Chris Eppinger

Chris Eppinger
Manager
Neighborhood: Downtown

Do you own an SUV? Nope.

What's your worst SUV story? I rolled one up in the mountains while I was drunk.

What's your biggest beef about SUVs? They're over-rated. You think you're getting an SUV and you're actually getting a hyped-up luxury car.

How many people do you know who have SUVs? More that I can count.

What are SUVs good for? Not much of anything. Skiing.

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  • Kelly Popovich

Kelly Popovich
Store worker
Neighborhood: Stetson Hills

Do you own an SUV? No.

What's your worst SUV story? My friend saw one on I-25 that flipped over from the wind.

What's your biggest beef about SUVs? I don't really have one.

How many people do you know who have SUVs? Probably about ten.

What are SUVs good for? Carrying a lot of stuff. [I] think that's about it.

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  • Kevin Donovan

Kevin Donovan
Lawyer
Neighborhood: West Side

Do you own an SUV? Yes.

Why do you need an SUV? Well, cause I've got three kids that I've gotta haul around.

When is the last time you drove off-road in your SUV? Last weekend.

How much does it cost now to fill it up? About 35 bucks, I think.

When's the last time you had more than one person in it? Just now.

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  • Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder
Realtor
Neighborhood: West Side

Do you own an SUV? Yes.

Why do you need an SUV? I need an SUV because when I show homes, and the weather is bad, it's easier to get around, a little safer to get around.

When's the last time you drove off-road in your SUV? What year is this? Uh, 1998.

How much does it cost now to fill it up? It costs about $28.

When's the last time you had more than one person in it? Today.

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