You may think we're joking when we talk about how hard it is to get in and out of small, mid-engine, two-seater sports cars with high window sills. The truth of the matter is, it really is pretty much impossible without an amputation along the way. And it's usually a head that has to come off.


Rory over at Recombu Cars challenged random people he met on the street to simply enter and exit a Lotus Exige S Roadster. Normally, getting in and out of a car is not considered that difficult. In this case, that kind of notion really only applies if you're a relatively thin young woman with what appears to be a remarkable degree of grace, dexterity, and flexibility.

If you're a 60-year-old Greek man named Kostas, on the other hand, you might encounter some difficulty.


Getting in seems to be the easy part for me, on cars with high door sills. You just sort of have to position your behind, aim for the seat, and just sit down and pray the seat is still behind you when your backside hits something firm. Otherwise, you have fallen onto the ground. Then you just swing your legs in, though you may have to lift each leg up by hand. And you will always look good doing that, no matter what anyone says, because you are beautiful.

Getting out still remains an impossibility.

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