General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., the world's two largest auto makers, blame the end of the love affair with SUVs, in part, for lackluster earnings and market share expectations in 2005. And while the numbers may suggest the U.S. market is softening on mainstream SUVs, America's desire for profitable large luxury off-roaders remains strong. That may be bad news for the environmentalists, but it is good news for auto makers that rely on the 4-wheel-drive cash cows to pad financial ...

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