A recent switch to the professional world, as well as the annoyance of owning a car in the city, led me to frequent the rent-a-car agencies in the area. While most cars are generally boring and uninspiring affairs that suffice my grocery shopping needs , last weekend’s one was particularly bad, for detail that I never even think about in most cars – a headrest.
I never really paid attention to that small detail, but in a Ford Explorer, the headrest is not actually in line with the seat leaving your neck in a somewhat extended and leaned forward position, similar to the position in a bad desk chair while working on a computer. It made a 40-minute drive unbearably uncomfortable, to the point of having a sore neck the day after. Originally, I felt sad as Ford announced that they will cut some exceptional cars, like the Fiesta ST and Focus RS, but after having a drive in this, I have to say I’m happy to see the monstrosities such as this gone for good.
 The possible exception of this rule is the Mini Cooper Sport Cabrio, which was rented out to me for Christmas in New Hampshire. Besides the obvious absurdity of getting a cabrio in the middle of the winter, the tire had a slow puncture and the boot could not fit two carry-ons at a time which made it useless for the shopping as well. Having said that, it was a fun car to drive.