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Old 03-12-2013, 04:14 AM   #188
A W
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Originally Posted by keepclam View Post
I think people buy 2WD SUVs/CUVs just to avoid the minivan stigma. Vans typically offer an even better ability to transport people and large items, and have a raised seating position.

You nailed it regarding Acura. If you're an automaker, that brings your luxury marquee downmarket, removing a bit of luster in the process.

(I like the Tesla for its looks, power and gee-whiz factor, but couldn't afford one. If I could, I could likely also afford a second vehicle for snow.)

I'm a bit excited about a hybrid Crosstrek because it may bring an affordable, efficient, capable CUV to market. In my neck of the woods I see Subarus and Prii (Priuses) comprising practically 50% of the vehicles parked at trailheads. Maybe with a hybrid Crosstrek there won't be so many Prii.
Well with a RAV4 EV at least it's not RWD =P. RWD would definitely hamper Toyota's ambition to eventually be able to sell this EV outside of the coast states let alone the sunshine state. I love how the Tesla X page (http://www.teslamotors.com/modelx) assumes women drivers with the words "minivan." Lol...the stereotypes.
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