OT: Why are cars getting bigger?

Boris Liberman boris71 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 07:07:12 EDT 2020


Ralf, good to see you.

My problem is rather width due to sharing a covered parking space with a
neighbor. So moving from Hyundai I30 to Ford Focus Active X, I gained few
centimeters in width. It makes my parking ever so more difficult in terms
of precision. I wouldn't want my neighbor to have trouble getting in or out
of his car.

Boris


On Thu, Oct 1, 2020, 11:50 Ralf R Radermacher <fotoralf at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 01.10.20 um 07:31 schrieb Boris Liberman:
>
> > One can also look at VW Polo. It is as big now as some earlier
> generations
> > of VW Golf.
>
> My rented space in an underground car park is a sort of alcove with
> limited length. My good old Opel/Vauxhall Vectra B estate fit nicely.
> Would have loved to get the Vectra C afterwards but that was too long,
> so I had to "scale down" to an Astra which was again a few centimeters
> longer but still fit.
>
> So, I'll have to keep buying the next smaller model (which is still
> bigger than the old bigger model) if I want to keep my place in the car
> park (these are rare and not exactly cheap here).
>
> Sometimes I wonder how we ever got around the next corner with a Volvo
> 121 that had 68 HP and size 175 tyres.
>
> Ralf
>
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