Driving back from a meeting today, I saw a Mazda pick-up truck, probably late 80's, with a bumper sticker that read "One Less SUV".
At that point, I knew the driver was an idiot. Let's review.
Newer engines, due to advances in technology, burn less gas, do it more effeciently, and put out less emissions. My mom's V8 Ford truck gets better gas milage and puts out less pollution than my 1988 Nissan V6 truck.
To make a long story short, that guy's little beater pick-up puts out more pollutants than a new Ford Explorer or Chevy Avalanch. In otherwords, a new SUV would be better for the environment that little smug prick liberal's truck.
Knee-jerk feelgood reactionism rules the day in Seattle, folks. A little bit of thought just ruins their day.