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Agent 001 and I talk quite often about the large, overall industry trends.

For the past several years we've been keen to note that there's been a major shift from the standard, four-door sedan to, well, just about anything else. 

That's why automakers have been so keen on producing any kind of sport-utility vehicles, and cars that are in different form factors are in fashion.

I had a funny realization the other day while I was in my New York City parking garage. Most of the vehicles were SUVs. In New York City, that just doesn't make sense especially when you consider none of them had car seats or are being used for towing purposes. 

And then it got even more real. My 'ol man is going to be looking for an all-new vehicle as his BMW 5-Series is getting a bit long in the tooth. While he's owned one SUV over the past 20 years, which he hated, he turned to me recently and said "You know what, I really want my next car to be an SUV."

I asked why and he cited the normal reasons most people want one: More space, more utility and for towing. So this weekend I will be test driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit as well as a BMW X5.

Out of curiosity, I've just got to ask: Is your NEXT vehicle purchase going to be an SUV or a pick-up truck?



The GREAT Debate: Is Your NEXT Vehicle Purchase Going To Be An SUV Or Pick-up Truck?

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