Americans strained by the price of gas have begun to finally turn away from the gigantic, gas gorging SUV. Economy cars are the new means of transportation for the US commuter. What will become of the fuel foolish phenomenon?
In a kind of sad serendipity, the US housing market is crashing while gas prices are skyrocketing. The ironic result has been that the very drivers of the extravagant petrol porkers are also the newly evicted homeless from the mortgage collapse.
Apparently there is more than one way to use an SUV. Whole families who once cruised the countryside are now camping out in their eight cylinder wheel- less RV's while smart Toyota owners are buying their mansions practically for the price of a tank of gas.
Housing expert Rufus Overhead believes that the SUV is now the greatest preventers of homelessness in the American economy.