Of all the phobias you could have Claustrophobia is probably the one that we can all best identify with. I mean others, like Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), Coulrophobia (fear of clowns), or Ornithophobia (fear of birds), sound like things only weirdos get, although truth be told, I don’t really like clowns all that much.
Being in a confined space with no easy mode of escape however, well that gives me the shivers just thinking about it. And I’ve been in a few cars that have made me feel less than comfortable, the Bricklin and Delorean being notable examples. I like cars that give good headroom. Having hat space typically means that they also possess a good amount of glass area, and while you can’t easily make your escape through a fixed pane, at least others can share your terror via your facial expression.
Many cars today, whether through styling choice or to provide a more effective side curtain airbag experience in the event of an accident, come with a narrowed greenhouse. In fact, cars like the Camaro offer little more than a gun-slit for a windshield making their drivers feel like they’re making the last stand at the Alamo. Low roofs, wide consoles, and puffy seats, cars today seem more constraining than ever, which one do you think is the most Claustrophobic to drive?
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