OT: Why are cars getting bigger?

John Francis johnf at panix.com
Fri Oct 2 20:09:55 EDT 2020

On Fri, Oct 02, 2020 at 02:58:03AM -0400, Igor PDML-StR wrote:
> Ghm... Google tells me that Abraham Lincoln was 6'4" (193 cm).
> So, now, I know why he did not drive a car: he didn't fit in either of those
> cars.  :-)
> On a serious note, one guy we knew long time ago was close to 2-m tall
> (somewhere in the vicinity of 6'6").
> Surprisingly, the car he bought was a smallish one, something like Toyota
> Celica. He had tried many cars, and that one had the most leg space for him.
> Cheers,
> Igor
> Boris Liberman Wed, 30 Sep 2020 22:32:55 -0700 wrote:
> My late father was 172 cm tall and considered himself an average height. I
> am 180 cm tall and I think just like my dad.
> So, yes - he could fit comfortably in Ford Escort circa 1980es, while I'd
> prefer bigger Ford Focus.

I'm 180cm (5' 11"), about the same height as my father, and neither of us
(or my younger brother) had any problem fitting in, or driving, our 1970
Ford Escort Estate.

My brother ended up owning that car - when I left home I chose to take my
mother's Morris Minor 1000 Traveller at no cost, rather than purchasing
the Escort at a nominal price.

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