@VDCdriver It was my bad attempt at a little joking. I do understand what you mean. I haven’t had occasion to get into such a low car in the past few years, let alone trying to get back out of it. But my everyday experiences of getting out of bed, getting up from a chair, etc., etc., convince me that I do not want such a vehicle. It’s a little humbling to experience the many things my father used to complain about.
At the same time, when I see an FRS/BRZ, I recall having a lot of fun owning such vehicles (1957 TR3, 1958 Porsche coupe, 1978 VW Scirocco) when I was young – a purely emotional response.
My remark about vision was an addition to your comments about moving the body around. My eyes don’t focus as quickly, and my peripheral vision has decreased. We also see many more high vehicles on the roads these days, which tend to hide other vehicles from view. I’m guessing that being in a low-slung vehicle would exacerbate any issues with vision.
I hope that I didn’t say anything to offend you. On the contrary, I was wholeheartedly agreeing with you. And thank you for warning me about succumbing to temptation if I visit a Toyota/Scion showroom.
BTW, on the other side of the height issue, I recall getting tired of climbing into my 1989 Toyota 4x4 pickup truck with (factory) large wheels. And that was when I was in my middle 50s. There’s a lot to be said for “chair height.”