Submitted by Target on March 6, 2013
I would really like to get a cool electric SUV, preferably a Tesla. I had a series of BMWs X5s before they became too large and currently have been driving X3s - and Land Rovers before that. One big issue I have with all SUVs these days is that the "sport" part of the equation seems sorely lacking. I use my car on the weekends (New Yorker here) and the last thing I want is a car filled with plush carpets, delicate upholstery or the kind of feeling that it is too delicate to mess up. I haul gear around (including kayaks, to join the chorus of falcon door skeptics) and there are times when you need to jump in the car dirty after a day outside. Can't there be a package or option for people who want an Eco-friendly, high performance vehicle that reflects an active sporting lifestyle rather than a suburban luxury minivan? A third row of seating is of no use, but the ability to pack a weekend's worth of gear is important, as is an interior that can be cleaned and is tough enough to stand up to wet shoes and dirty equipment. Think about it - there is a whole segment out there looking to actually get out into nature, and do so without fossil fuels. Too much of what I see seems to ignore the SPORT part of SUV.