You know, I guess each of us has our own ways of buying vehicles. Still, as the year winds down, it occurred to me that two guys I know have bought Cadillac SUVs this year. And that left me scratching my head.
As you may know, the SUV is an outrageous gas guzzler. Unless you’re ferrying around teens with hockey equipment, there’s no reason to have one: it’s bad for the environment! But more than that, an SUV is far more prone to rollovers than a car—and you're more likely to die in a rollover: SUV crashes result in far worse outcomes than sedans. It’s just a bad model to buy!
The other question is branding. These two guys bought Cadillac SUVs. Why, I’ll never know. You pay a premium price for that brand. But ask anyone today: name the best car brands, and you’ll get Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Audi, BMW… but never Cadillac. Sure, back when we were kids Caddies had a cachet, but not anymore.
Oh well, as I said, each of us has our own ways of buying vehicles.