Over here we have regular roads and highways, but there are tons of potholes everywhere. The potholes aren't huge (if I hit any of them, the car frame won't touch the road), but there are many.
Many people suggest that I should buy an suv or a pickup because they have a higher ground clearance. With my sedan (which is low), the frame doesn't touch the road when I hit a pothole, so I'm not sure if ground clearance is an issue.
They also recommend an suv or pickup because they have a tougher build for imperfect terrain, so potholes won't hurt the vehicle as much and it will last longer. Over here there are many potholes, but 99% are shallow so I'm not sure if that's a benefit in my case.
So my question is, given that we have lots of small potholes, is a pickup or an suv really necessary? The roads are definitely not off-road; they are just full of shallow potholes