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IT’S not just DINKs and new parents getting into compact SUVs. Older buyers are looking fondly at the taller wagons for the perfect hip height.
Motoring authority Mark Borlace says the compact SUV appeals to a wide audience, buyers who want the better forward visibility and the lifestyle image.
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The love affair with larger SUVs may also be waning as drivers move into smaller versions to keep the all-terrain image but reduce fuel bills.
‘‘I think a growing element of people don’t want to be driving around anymore in the bigger thirstier SUVs but don’t want to lose the higher seating position,’’ Borlace says.
‘‘There are still bragging rights to these lifestyle-type vehicles.’’
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Grey power: Mark Borlace