OT: Why are cars getting bigger?

lrc at red4est.com lrc at red4est.com
Fri Oct 2 20:25:08 EDT 2020



On October 2, 2020 5:09:55 PM PDT, John Francis <johnf at panix.com> wrote:
>On Fri, Oct 02, 2020 at 02:58:03AM -0400, Igor PDML-StR wrote:
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>> Boris Liberman Wed, 30 Sep 2020 22:32:55 -0700 wrote:
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>> 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.

Just a few days ago I watched a bit of a hoonigan video where someone upwards of 6'4" got into and drove a 1966 MG midget.

He actually got better than he would have in a Miata.

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