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Gas guzzler graveyard

High pump prices are hitting big SUVs hard and shrinking their numbers. Here's a look at a few former kings of the road.

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Out of the driver's seat
Big SUVs used to rule the American road. But now, like big cars with tail fins in the '50s or muscle cars in the '60s, full-size SUVs may have seen their day.

High gas prices have sent consumers in search of more fuel-efficient alternatives, such as car-based crossovers, and that's meant hard times for these brawny vehicles.

In a sign of the times, both Ford and General Motors have announced they are bowing to market realities and shifting production away from pick-ups and truck-based SUVs to focus on more fuel-friendly offerings like cars and crossovers.

Not all SUVs are going away, but they are in for some big changes. Here's a look at some of these once-mighty vehicles and how they have fallen.


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Last updated June 03 2008: 10:35 AM ET