I swear, it's not just because we live here, but I'm coming to the conclusion that our DC neighborhood is the epicenter of yuppie parenting trends. I mean, both Ann "Raising America" Hulbert and Judith "Perfect Madness" Warner live around here somewhere. And everyone's drivin' the Volvos these days.
On the walk to our neighborhood playground--about three blocks--we pass three Volvo V50 sportswagons, an XC70 AWD wagon, and my personal, perennial favorite, a cherry red, late-model 240 DL Wagon with a dog cage in the back. [Beloved, but underwhelming ratings from Consumer Guide.]
So when Jalopnik announces that Volvo's planning a new model, the XC50, to jump on the small SUV bandwagon, all I can say is, "Yeah, I could've guessed."