Park like a Pro
I’ve busted my back. Yes, something I didn’t think was a possibility has happened. Yes, age is catching up and all of that, but my main point is that this is all a huge inconvenience. I can’t bend, I can’t move properly and I can barely sit down. So, imagine how I’m going to drive. With all of these thoughts in mind I crawled into the Ignis to go to the hospital.
Now, I have complained in the past that the seat cushioning is too soft and you tend to sink in over long journeys. Something that’s bad for my back I’m told. But paying more attention than ever before on this account I was happy to be getting into a seat with a flat back rest. I reclined the seat back a little to spread the pressure on my back over a wider surface area. And while I’m more of a manual gearbox kind of guy I was more than happy to be driving an automatic on this day. Add this to the light pedals and light shifting gear lever and the Ignis petrol AMT is really the perfect car to be driving around in with a bad back I would have to say.
The hospital luckily was just down the road and I got there without any problem. But this being India, there wasn’t a single parking spot available. Having convinced the parking guy about my pain I went into the lot anyway. A car ahead suddenly pulled out but the XUV in front of me already had the spot in mind. Thankfully, though no matter how hard the driver tried he couldn’t fit his unnecessarily large crossover into the spot. So, he gave up and went his way. One swift move later my Ignis was in the very parking spot. That’s how helpful a small car can be in the city!
With its compact 3,700mm length and 4.7 meter turning radius the Ignis is just so easy to slot into those barely manageable parking spaces. Add to the petrol engine’s good low end response means you will always be quickest on the draw at claiming a parking spot.
The doctor luckily diagnosed the problem in my back to be a simple muscle spasm so no permanent damage here, phew! Meanwhile the Ignis is helping me get around perfectly fine in my slightly disabled state. If you have been following our long term reports you would have read about how I love this car’s easy to drive nature. It’s something that’s really coming in handy now. And I wouldn’t trade it in for anything else right now.