Last weekend I was sitting at the traffic lights, in my Honda Civic Hybrid minding my own business when I noticed out of the corner of my eye a gigantic Hummer H2 heave into view and pull up alongside me. Nothing too much out of the ordinary there I suppose, apart from the fact that you perhaps don’t see too many of them on the UK roads, except that driving this particular vehicle was what can only be described as a “little old man”. As the Hummer roared away from the lights and I glided in its wake it got me thinking just what are the most inappropriate vehicles for very old people to drive? From our octogenarian Hummer H2 driver to the little old man queuing up in the rain for Ford Mustang parts , we’re not saying it’s wrong we are saying that, perhaps these vehicles might be a tad inappropriate.
Contributions are of course very welcome as this is by no means a comprehensive or exhaustive list.
So with that in mind we have compiled the top 10 inappropriate cars for vey old people to be seen behind the wheel of…
|1||Hummer H2||A true monstrosity of a vehicle, a behemoth and far too big for our narrow UK roads|
|2||VW Golf R32||People in their 30's can't handle this car and return them within a few months...what chance for our very old man?|
|3||Lincoln Navigator||Our very old man hasn't heard of rap music and doesn't like premiership footballers|
|4||Honda S2000||Ahh the open road, the engine roar, the wind in our very old man's.... hair...oh dear|
|5||Citroen Saxo VTR||This is a young persons car, our very old man probably shouldn't even be a passenger in this!|
|6||BigFoot pick-up||It would require a stairlift attached to the side to enable our very old main to gain access to the cab.|
|7||Mustang GT||just too much power and far to thirsty for someone on a pension!|
|8||Bond Bug||This would be as unstable on the road as our very old man is on his feet...a big no no.|
|9||Ford Capri 3.0 S||All that power makes this version an unstable beast, surely not a safe option.|
|10||Toyota LandCruiser||It's just too big for our very old man and he may find the 4wd controls confusing.|
OK so if those are inappropriate cars what should our very old man be driving?
|1||Skoda Roomster||It is in the ugly top 10 too...enough said.|
|2||Golf Plus||All that practical storage, lots of room for travel sweets and driving gloves.|
|3||Citroen Berlingo||Blanket, check, flask, check, Berlingo, check.|
|4||Mini Clubman||Who could not be seduced by those practical rear doors.|
|5||Mazda 626 Estate||Takes the word boring to a new dimension, a safe practical choice.|
|6||Toyota Avensis||Driving around very slowly in one of these, it's what they were built for.|
|7||Any Rover||How did they ever go bust with such a loyal band of followers?|
|8||Vauxhaul Meriva||Now we know why Vauxhaul made it.|
|9||Peugeot 406||A car built with our very old man in mind from the start.|
|10||Austin Metro||Really no words are necessary.|