Survey: Do SUVs Deserve to Exist?

When Jasmin quoted Paul Roberts on Gas Guzzlers, "SUVs have since become the car of choice for executives, sports stars, and gangster rappers, as well as house husbands, soccer moms, and tens of millions of others who will never intentionally leave the paved roads" it drew a heated response. One commenter noted how he used for work. "I use the vehicles as designed for; No other options are viable for my needs; Just because yuppies drive them now, They are evil." And it is true, they were designed for work and some people carry loads that won't fit on a car. But another responded "The latter use makes up 95% of the use. Applications like yours are relatively rare."