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    Default aerodynamics and tall people

    so my mom got an audi a4 recently and she keeps talking about how great of a drive it is but I've been unable to properly enjoy it because the ceiling is about 3 inches too low for me.

    Is there a reason they make cars so short?

    her boyfriend has a porshe and I have the exact same problem.

    I spend pretty much all my time in cars now sitting at weird angles or with my head out the window like a dog.

    Aerodynamics or aesthetics?!

    what is it that keeps cars so short?
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    i am tall also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post
    so my mom got an audi a4 recently and she keeps talking about how great of a drive it is but I've been unable to properly enjoy it because the ceiling is about 3 inches too low for me.

    Is there a reason they make cars so short?

    her boyfriend has a porshe and I have the exact same problem.

    I spend pretty much all my time in cars now sitting at weird angles or with my head out the window like a dog.

    Aerodynamics or aesthetics?!

    what is it that keeps cars so short?
    Aerodynamics driven aesthetics

    For every XX degree of slant on the wind shield, fuel consumption is suppose to go down if you're driving > 60km/h.

    But that's very silly because you're putting in a souped up engine into this tiny sized car. Nobody cares about fuel consumption. The tiny reduction in drag isn't really going to improve rate of acceleration. So I guess it's all just aesthetics.
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    This is why I'm getting a truck. Fuck this car business...
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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post
    Aerodynamics?!
    Yes. Therefore, money.

    A smaller engine to get to the same speeds, also leading to a lighter car.

    Lower aerodynamic drag + small engine + light car = considerably better gas mileage, and a cheaper car to begin with.

    More moneys for you and them.

    You need to systematically incorporate shorter people into your gene pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runvardh View Post
    This is why I'm getting a truck. Fuck this car business...
    thats cuz your in alberta...are you in fort mac? cuz THAT would make even more sense

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    I'm 6ft 0". Never had any problems with head space.

    Could it be that they make the cars big enough but the people too big?

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    I never thought I'd see anyone complain about driving in audis and porches...

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    head space and leg room was a high priority on my list when i bought a car last year, as we are all tall in my family. but i also wanted something rather sexy and posh and reliable.

    i ended up with a mercury milan because it has great ratings, a japanese engine, and excellent leg and head room. you can reach your long legs out as far as they can go in the front seat and your toes won't hit the end. i love my milan.
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