>Ok, but for all those people that don't live in the states, how much driving do you do?
30km ( ~20miles ) to work, same number back obviously. All of it is "Autobahn". I have one traffic light, one zebra crossing, a rotary and 30km of Autobahn between my house and my workplace. On good days it's 10 minutes to work. However, that also means that I have to refuel my 30ltrs at least once a week.
SUVS and small trucks provide a wrong sense of security. They can go fast and load a lot, but in the end, without all the normal security measures of real trucks and without the handling of a normal car, most crashes I see on the Autobahn have at least one SUV or small truck involved. And it sure doesn't look too secure once it's on it's side or roof and destroyed.