It is supposedly needed for the extra support now required for side impact
testing. Less glass = more steel support. I strongly dislike the Chrysler
with short windows, the new Lacrosse is similar. I've not sat in any of
I have heard that also, but I have seen no credible data to support that
assertion. I think it is simply a styling trend and the safety claim is
urban legend. I bet the loss of visibility is more of a safety hazard
than are lower beltlines. I bet we see this trend reverse in a few
years as people wise up.
">I passed by my dealer today and they have a 2011 Sonata on the lot.
I'll second that, and then some. I had a 02 Elantra and just last Tuesday
bought the new 2011 Sonata. Can't believe it's the same company that makes
both cars. Absolutely a fantastic car, especially for the money. There isn't
a lot on the dealers floors yet but I'll bet the demand will be out of this
world once the public realizes what this model really is. I've seen 3 road
tests on this new 2011 Sonata and they all compare it to the new lexus---and
they are RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got to see one at the Houston Auto show. I prefer my 06 for the
reason I have children. The back seat now is tough to get into on my
own (I am 6' 3" ) & I can't imagine having to get a kid onto a car
seat through that small doorway. Aren't these cars still classified as
family sedans or do families have no choice but mini vans now. I guess
the car looks sweet however I am also one of those claustrophobic
kinds who like more glass area. I am sure I will never be comfortable
ridding in the back seat of the new model if the need arises.. Just my
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