Actually I don't think it is the fault with the xB--I live in SW FL and there is a real loss of common courtesy and defensive driving if you ask me. It doesn't matter where I am, Walmart, Publix, Costco or anywhere, backing out of a parking spot is always a risking event. People are in such a hurry--they see you backing out and won't give you any break. They don't slow down they just zoom by you and figure they "have the right of way." I don't get how people can be so cavalier with their vehicle--something that cost thousands and they don't care if their car gets hit. Any car I ever had that was hit in an accident was never the same to me and it bugged me until I got a new car. I think it is just one of the many ways we see how people care a little less for their fellow citizens than they did in previous generations... things are going to hell in a hand basket.