lion wrote:The Nissan LEAF would be way too big for just 2 people....
Yet we regularly see older people/couples driving around in huge SUVs ...
In my area, it doesn't matter the age.
If you come to my neighborhood and sit around at certain intersections or the supermarket parking lot, almost every single battering ram of death class SUV (aka full-sized ones w/curb weight of 5000+ lb. e.g. Tahoe, Suburban, Escalade, Navigator, Hummer H2, Excursion (aka Ford Exxon Valdez) and increasingly Sequoia, etc.) is being driven solo or w/minimal cargo and passengers.
They're old (actually very few), middle aged and young.
This phenomena seems to be way worse in my neighborhood than what I observed when living in the Seattle area.