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SUV Sales Are Steady In The Panhandle

Rodney Maybin, recent SUV buyer Rodney Maybin, recent SUV buyer
Don Taylor, Manager of L2 Autos Don Taylor, Manager of L2 Autos
David Saied, Manager of Street Toyota David Saied, Manager of Street Toyota

SUV's aren't rumbling off dealership lots across the country as much anymore.

Here in Amarillo, SUV sales are still strong because they fulfill a need for many panhandle residents.

"It was a tough choice at first but once i really realized how much stuff i need to move around I couldn't fit that in a car so that's why I got an SUV," said Rodney Maybin, a recent SUV buyer.

Last month in the US, SUV sales were drastically down.

But here in the panhandle those sales stayed steady.

"You still have your contracters, you know farmer ranchers who still need a certain type of vehicle they gotta have so you're still selling those units, and some people depends on their income but they're still buying the large SUV's," said Don Taylor, Manager of L2 Autos in Amarillo.

Whether it's need or preference gas prices aren't enough to stop SUV sales.

"Some people still have a need for a larger vehicle, so they'll still come in and get that large suv or pick-up just for their own needs." said David Saied, Manager of Street Toyota in Amarillo.

"I had a car before this and the reason why I decided to get an SUV so I could store stuff and move stuff back and forth because I have a lot of that in my car," Maybin said.

Many dealers and owners we spoke with say SUV's give drivers a different feeling than cars.

"It makes you feel a little bit bigger than everybody else," said Maybin.

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