That wasn’t the point I was making. I believe that is the prevailing attitude of the SF Bay area folks towards SUV’s and trucks. In other words, they shun those who are perceived as environmental destructionists or worse terms. Those people are ignorant folks making a judgement without all the facts.
I’ll use myself as an example here. I own an SUV/truck as a 3rd vehicle. I bought it originally to tow my racecar and carry my crew to races but it was also my daily driver. It towed 6 to 8 weekends a year but generally carried me to work and back. To the casual observer, 90% of the time it appeared that I didn’t “need” the truck. The observer is ignorant of the need since they don’t see my trailer attached.
I keep this old truck as a 3rd vehicle for runs to the home center store for stuff that won’t fit in the cars. My current home project requires 8 and 10 foot 2x4’s and 2x6’s that won’t fit in my Mustang. My percentage use that requires a truck has gone UP but at least 50% of each trip, the truck is empty so the casual observer still sees I have no “need.” The observer is still ignorant.
Finally, it isn’t always about “need”, now is it? If the buyer wishes to spend their money on a massive SUV or truck and thew fuel to run it, that is their free choice. I’ve seen full size American and Euro SUV’s roaming around European cities. Wouldn’t be my choice - parking is a BEAR - but it is their choice.