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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Big, Bad S.U.V.'s Are Spreading to Europe

American Icon: Big, Bad S.U.V.'s Are Spreading to Europe
Rome - The Land Rover barreled around the narrow corner like a whale splashing into a swimming pool, parking, for lack of a better alternative, in the middle of the road. Needless to say, it was not making many friends.

'I'm totally against those cars,' said Giorgio Carpanese, a 48-year-old office worker, gesturing toward the offending vehicle, whose owner could be seen blithely disappearing into a fancy wicker-furniture store. 'They're too big; they pollute; they're too expensive. And I think that it's only arrogant people who drive them.'