Rear Seat Leg Room
How often do you read in a comparison test "Lows: lack of legroom in rear seat"? Ok, fine. "Would have finished better in comparison if rear seat legroom was more abundent." Bull****************.
This gets me going EVERY time I read that in a magazine. Or even when someone here at GMI (not going to mention any names) "The LaCrosse would be a better car if there were more legroom in the rear seat". Where do you sit when you drive people! Unless you're 80 years old and car pooling all your about to die friends to BINGO every Friday, then why should rear seat legroom be a factor in your purchase? Well, maybe you have a couple kids. Ok, if that's the case, you're most likely going to get a minivan/suv anyways because of the practicality.
There was ONE person I have actually known that didn't purchase a certain car because of the rear seat legroom. A guy my dad use to work with buys a new Seville/Deville every 2 years. It was time for him to buy a new Caddy a couple of months ago, and he heard about the new STS. He was so confident in Cadillac, he ordered one without driving it, I don't even think he sat in one (if so, not for long). He then road in one and couldn't believe that there wasn't as much legroom as there was in his Seville. That day he cancelled his order for his STS and bought a Deville instead. I was puzzled why he didn't get the new from the ground up STS over the aged Deville. Because legroom was that important to him, he wanted his passengers to travel in comfort.
But if you were at the Buick dealership ready to sign the papers for that beautiful LaCrosse and it occured to you "Well, my 13 year old son would be more comfortable in a Chrysler 300 because it has an extra inch of legroom". No! If you were so concerned about legroom, than buy a **************** CSV!
Honest to god people, if you're buying the car for yourself (and maybe your wife), you are a complete moron to sway away from something you really like (LaCrosse) for something that has a little more rear seat legroom so future passengers can be a little more comfortable. It just blows my mind. Whenever my family goes shopping for a new car, they could give two squirts a piss how much legroom is in the rear seat for me. Most women sit with the seat up all the way anyway. And if the passenger needs an extra inch of legroom, is it that difficult for you to move the seat up an inch?
Just my two cents. Feel free to disagree and voice your opinion!
Edit: Before you even think about bashing the hell out of a car because of the rear seat legroom, take a minute to pull your head out of your ass.