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Have you noticed how all the nice cars end up with the drivers who are least able to fully appreciate them? For example, why on earth do old people insist on purchasing brand new stupidly expensive and over sized cars which they then drive around in at 15-20 miles an hour, maybe 40 miles an hour on the motorway if you're lucky?
I personally would love to have the option of whether to buy the Volvo, BMW or Lexus, instead I am forced to drive round in a Rover, itself a stalwart of the old persons automotive industry (it even comes complete with faux walnut dash).
If you buy a car like the three mentioned above, there should be some guidelines applied at the showroom... for example:
Can you see over the steering wheel?
- Will you be driving in the middle lane of a motorway at no more than fifty miles per hour, constantly, regardless of traffic flow or weather conditions?
- Are you going to put some sort of AA, RAC or Caravan-club badge anywhere on the vehicle?
- Do you intend on crashing into walls when attempting to reverse into a space in the Waitrose car park?
- Will the stereo be constantly tuned to Classic FM or Radio 4?
- Are the front seats going to be covered in either those bead things or the strange leather covers you see in the free "innovations" magazines that come with the Mail on Sunday?
- Can you see over the steering wheel?
I for one think that anyone over the age of retirement should be given a Mark II Ford Fiesta...
If the answer to one or more of the above is yes then please for goodness sake don't sell them the car! It's just plain wrong and I for one think that anyone over the age of retirement should be given a Mark II Ford Fiesta. This should preferably come with a booster seat and all nice new cars should go to those who will appreciate the driving experience!