I have no problem with them as they are a little more functional for hauling things like groceries and other things. I don't know why they aren't more popular here.They used to be all over but maybe it's because everyone wants a coupe style car here now. Good question as I hadn't really thought about it much. Toyota used to make quite a few models but I don't see many anymore. I think they would be a great family car but may be going the way station wagons went.