We haven't had a car since 1990-then's when we got our first van. We'd just bought a place in Florida and needed something big to haul all our "stuff" back and forth. We liked it so much we got 3 more after that-like being up a little higher and much easier to enter and exit. Now that we no longer make the trek south, we downsized to a small SUV-a Ford Escape. Now, when I get in a car, I feel like I'm sitting on the road!