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Smurf sized geeky person with a penchant for IT, gaming, music and books. Half of industrial duo 'the craze jones'. Loves data, learning new things, teaching new things and being enthusiastic.

Monday, 31 January 2011

Volvo YCC

Did you know, that in 2005 Volvo created a car for women, that was designed by women. What I want to know is, how they managed to find a group of women even more sexist against women drivers than most men are?

The car has:
  • No bonnet or any access to the car's internal workings (women don't need to look at all that scary stuff)
  • An engine that automatically sends a message to the garage when it needs help (because we stupid, stupid women ignore those pretty lights on the dash board)
  • Run flat tyres so you can get to a man to help you fix it (because we wouldn't want to break a nail changing a tyre now would we?)
  • No water filler cap (because women don't like filler caps - something to do with nails again I think) - mind you, I quite like this feature as they put the water filler hole next to the gas filler hole - which is just asking for trouble now isn't it.
  • Gull wing doors (okay, this is cool)
  • Keyless, motorised doors so that when you have your hands full of shopping (sigh!) the car will open for you
  • The interior was maximised for storage space (plenty of room for your make up and hair straighteners)
  • Head rests with pony tail indentations :-|
  • The hand brake and gear stick were removed from the centre console to create more storage space
  • And all the inside panels could be easily removed if you fancied a change of colour scheme on the inside
I'm assuming they only interviewed women dolled up in 3 inches of make up, wearing fake nails, and carrying lots of shopping whilst wearing heels and sporting immaculately straightened hair.

Though I do admit, it does look quite pretty.

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