- Dec 7, 2005
- '10 Toyota Matrix XR
So, they're bad because they're designed to appeal to as many people and possible? Or is it because they get them safely to wherever they need to go?European dieselpowered fail wheel drive hatchbacks: EVERYONE drives these , and everyone who drives one thinks their good cars....their not, their just not....their well made, well thougt out to appeal to the masses, but they are as far from the essence of a car as something can possibly be.....apart from beeing a boat.
They are engineerd to handle predictably, to make em drivable to all groups off people, even the ones whithout an interest in driving, to look bland enough to appeal to the same people, they are powered by something that has to be economical , not fun, and on a personal note I find em usualy WAY TO SMALL to fit into.....do the rest off you have limbs that bend the other way or something and your not telling me?
Ecoboxes......apart from everything else obviously wrong with em its the size thing , how? just how?
While diesels do pretty much say you're a bit cheap, for people who are a bit cheap that's fine. Plus, generally these small hatchbacks - the good ones at least - are actually pretty enjoyable to drive - much moreso than a bigger car. Low weight and decent suspension design are an easy way to make a car fun, even if it's got FWD. If you don't need to tow anything (and most don't) they're efficient, reliable and very inexpensive to run. If you spec them properly, they're fun when you want too, what's the problem here?
As for size problems, I'm not a small person by any means (6" tall, not thin), and I've NEVER had difficulty fitting in a compact car. I suggest contacting the Guinness Book of Records, since if you can't comfortably sit in a Golf you might be the world's largest man.