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Vehicle Choices Based on the Passengers' Bodily Proportions

By Timmy Radloff Subscribe to RSS | April 18th 2012 | Views:
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Have you ever sat in your garden bench watching the cars pass by and wondered why some cars seem too big or too small for their drivers? If this is the case, you may have realized that some cars have dimensions that suit certain drivers more than others. Hence, when you visit car dealerships looking for a new ride, it would be helpful to consider the size of the vehicle while you test-drive it.

Test-driving can determine how well the car can move and how comfortable you are with it. You should be able to maneuver the steering wheel without having to lean your body against it while driving. Moreover, you should be able to reach the pedals without dramatically shifting your position towards the steering wheel. More importantly, you should be able to see the road above the dashboard very clearly.

If you happen to be a petite driver, you may be more comfortable in a compact car. Compact cars tend to have lower dashboards than full- or mid-sized sedans. If you are tall, a full-size sedan or mid- or full-sized SUV is good for you. The leg space and overhead space in these vehicles are much wider. This ensures that you do not suffer neck cramps from slouching while trying to see the road properly.

It is also worthwhile to consider the passenger seats. Most sedans and pickup trucks have a bench seat at the back. However, many recently manufactured sedans and pickup trucks have rear passenger seats that are slightly bowl-shaped, which can ideally sit two individuals. Some pickup trucks, however, have individual seats; it is the same with sport-utility vehicles. Hence, buying an SUV might be a better idea if you typically have more than three large passengers.

Sedans and station wagons are good rides for almost anybody. However, as mentioned earlier, some sedans used Nissan Ottawa dealers offer are ideal for petite people because of their compact size. Full-size sedans and station wagons are ideal for people who are somewhat taller.

The SUVs used Nissan Ottawa dealers offer is good for tall people, too. On the other hand, sport-utility vehicles tend to have a great deal of interior space, which may inconvenience some petite people. Sport-utility vehicles are also ideal for families who are a bit on the heavy side and the wide interior space will be more comfortable for them.

Apart from the size, it is also useful to consider other factors in the used Subaru Ottawa dealerships offer. Some engine and transmission types may be more compatible with your driving style than others. Safety is also a must, so check your prospective vehicle for its safety features. For more information, do visit ConsumerReports.org.

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