Around the time that Wuan and I were on the lookout for a suitable car, William and Cynthia were also doing the same. We were seriously looking at the Proton Waja Campro 1.6. The put offs were the flimsy setup and ridiculously low resale value.
They booked a Honda City instead. The exterior of the City is not a pleasant sight. It somehow does not look proportionate. In short, it is an ugly car. The other choice would be the Toyota Vios. I dislike the Vios for the odd placement of its meter clusters which is smack right in the center of the dashboard instead of on the driver’s side.
Wuan was very keen on the Kia Citra. She wanted a car that she could put my wheelchair into easily. The problem with the Citra was that the doors were very small. There was no way I could get into the car no matter how I tried.
In the end, we settled for a City too. I reasoned to Wuan that we would be spending more time inside the car than outside weeping over it hideousness. The interior was nice though. It more than made up for the shortcoming of its looks.
The plus points were the very adjustable steering column and the ample boot space. When the steering wheel was set to its highest position, I could get into the car, legs and all, very comfortably. The boot was large enough to accommodate my wheelchair without the need to remove the leg-rests.
… to be continued.
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