The C. V. is used for taxis and law
enforcement because of their
durability, safety and performance. My
last car a Mercedes E class is also
used as a taxi in Europe. Great V8
power, style, safety and comfort.
Simply a good car for a very good
price. A V8 Bmw or Mercedes will run
you $20-40K more.
As for the SUV craze I dont get why
people give up highway performace for
off road capabilty they will never use.