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Old 04-08-2010, 09:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My argument is that it's not safer (rolling etc) and that she'll cause much more damage if she wrecks than if she had a car.
Another reason it's probably not safer is an SUV is usually classified as a truck and therefore doesn't have to meet the same safety standards that cars do. Bigger AND safer (or at least comparable safety to a car) usually means minivan.

If she really wants an SUV,
Let her buy it

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