Following on from Obo's fairly accurate description of Renault Scenics, I thought I'd chime in with my own pet hate of a car. Surely, I can't be the only person on the road who gets a feeling of utter dread when I pull up behind one of these fucking things at a junction:
Surely I can't. The utter dread comes from the fact that it's almost a certainty that you'll be stuck there for five minutes as the driver (invariably female, I'm afraid) timidly debates whether the gap coming up in which two buses could pull out comfortably with space to spare is enough for her to pull out in her stupid fucking Ford Ka.
I have absolutely no time for timid, never-should-have-passed-their-test, hesitant drivers when I'm driving. I'm not talking about speeding, I'm just talking about pulling out when there's a safe gap, realising that when you want to turn right on a busy road, providing there's no traffic approaching you from your right it's quite alright to block the lane in order to pull into a gap rather than waiting for both lanes to be clear which often doesn't happen for a good ten minutes, not being almost comically fearful of roundabouts, being able to slot a car into a space in under 2 attempts, etc.
I think it's because of the kind of person that is attracted to and buys a Ford Ka, I'm sure you can guess. If you can't next time you see one, take a look at who's driving it - that's the kind of person I'm talking about. That's how confident I am of how widespread this stereotype is, that I can pretty much guarantee the kind of person who will be driving the Ka.
I just see the Ka as a giant "P" Plate.
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