Just a quick point on NIMBYism.
Generations of my family were hill-farmers in rural Wales - in locations that were somewhat more remote than cosy rural 'deepest Somerset'.
They existed with Land-Rovers, as did all farmers before other manufacturers saw a marketing opportunity, and they cleared up road kills quite adequately with them. Having modern 4x4s isn't any more essential on rural farms than anywhere else - that's a myth, perpetuated by the people who want to drive them, and by the makers, who seduce people with macho ads depicting lumberjacks and 4x4s roaring across shale screes.
People who live in the countryside often like to see themselves in some kind of pioneering light, as if they're wrestling with nature from dawn until dusk, but it's far from the truth, and you would do well to ease up on the criticism of someone who made a perfectly sensible and valid observation.