I've got a question on my mind, had it on my mind for a while, and I want your guy's opponions on it.

Why do people like to sit up high?

It's always seem weird to me that some people will not in any way, shape, or form buy anything that sits low to the ground, they have to buy something that sits up high. A lot of those opinions I've heard of both from personal and word of mouth, always come from women. I see so many women driving big SUVs, CUVs, and whatnot, and the answer is always the same. "I feel safer when I sit up high." But I feel this answer is kind of a placebo effect and hell, for some people its the opposite.

For example, I'm actually kind of a big guy, I'm 6'3 and I've got a very long torso and skinny ass chicken legs, so buying a car will always be a struggle. But when I was car shopping I did not want to buy an SUV or something where I sat up high, for some reason, I cannot drive or even sit in anything that's seated up high. Every time I get into something that sits high up, I get really nervous for some reason, maybe its because whenever I think of cars that sit up high, they're always the size of a Black Hawk helicopter and don't turn very well and could possibly roll over at the slightest provocation. I don't mind big cars or cars with a lot of length/mass to them, but the minute I get up high, I get stressed, cause I always feel like I'll either hurt myself or someone else if I'm in a car that's seated up higher than normal.

That's not to say I couldn't overcome those fears, but the question still remains, is there any advantage to sitting up higher other than a false sense of security? And are my fears completely irrational or are they justified?