Minimalist Backseat

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/30 sec, ISO6400
“Minimal Backseat” Austin, 2019

Today a convertible Jaguar was parked next to me and I just had to take a photo of the back seat in the car. The front seats were completely backed into the rear seats so that there is literally zero legroom. Not even a centimeter! If I recall correctly, one reason why these rear seats exist is so that the car is classified differently (2+2) for some kind of regulatory or insurance reason. But I hadn’t seen this in practice in a while. I think some modern sports cars have like the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ have the tiny back seats as well.

When I was growing up, my mom had a Toyota Supra and the back seats were so cramped that I remember it was better to site sideways, and if the entire back row was a chaise longue. Only it wasn’t comfortable at all. Still, it worked in a pinch and since our family is relatively small, it wasn’t an impossible situation.

Anyways, I was happy to see the back seat of the Jag today. It brought back so many memories, even the memory of my sore lower back as I sat sideways in the back of that old Supra!

またね~

One response to “Minimalist Backseat”

  1. I remember the first time my dad got a truck with the extra cab, which had the jump seats. My brothers and I were so excited to sit back there. That is, until we actually sat back there. It was so cramped.

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