I agree with you, tndkemp. As a non-4WD/SUV owner/driver, I experience great difficulty with these larger vehicles in carparks, (and on roads generally) and many of these issues are with drivers who do not have the technical skills to manoeuvre their vehicles well. Some of them are SO big [a quick survey of my own street of 30 dwellings in suburban Sydney, I've counted15-one house has three!]- reveals the vast majority of these are women, who drive them to schools for the drop-off/pick-up and then shopping or lunch. I call them 4WD Shopping Trolleys. I know that these vehicles are not used for 4WD country or off-road driving, towing caravans or boats, etc, where extra power may be needed. In those cases it IS a lifestyle decision, as most of these families have two children. What's wrong with a station wagon if you need to take the kids' bikes and a dog/dogs along?
An increasing concern (not just the carpark issue) is when driving along a suburban street where cars are parked along both sides and there is an oncoming 4WD/SUV, I keep well over to the left side, but have twice now had my drivers side outside mirror hit by the oncoming vehicle, which in both these cases was over the midline of the road. Both had bullbars. It's not feasible to make the existing roads wider, and why should people be prohibited from parking on suburban streets, just to accomodate a choice of vehicle that I KNOW is more related to image or prestige than practicality? The issue of the likelihood of killing a pedestrian by these is another worrying subject altogether.
Some of these vehicles are just behemoths, and I'm sure most people know to which I'm referring.