I'm creating a new investigative group called the SUV SVU.
It seems there are 'soccer'-syle moms and grandmoms driving around who've been fooled into thinking their minivans are mid-sized SUVs. This new special victims unit will locate these drivers and let them know it's ok to drive minivans and station wagons and actually call them what they really are.
I mean you can call it pâté de foie gras but it's still liver. And liver is good. I even like the Oscar Mayer liver loaf trimmed in white fat separated by sheets of cellophane or whatever it is. But it's still liver and that's ok.
Here's the one argument that makes sense...the difference between a minivan and a mini SUV is that minivans have a sliding door and SUVs have regular doors. I'm still questioning the validity of the argument; I'm gathering my data. With station wagons making a serious comeback, driving a van may not have the stigma it once did. If you're going to drive a minivan (or a station wagon), I say rock it and own up to it; you're not a victim, you're retro!