By Al Vinikour
There are some really beautiful vehicle interiors. Some have sleek center consoles while others have high-tech instrument panels and center stacks. Some others have creature comforts like cupholders and ergonomically-friendly temperature controls. But some vehicle manufacturers have decided that thighs don’t matter if it interferes in any way with their hallowed design.
Many vehicles have inside-door armrests that rub up against a diver’s and passenger’s thigh. This can lead reactions ranging from annoyance to pain-producing. Let’s say you’re driving from Detroit to Chicago — a jaunt of about 4-5 hours, depending on whether Officer Lucas has written his ticket quota around Exit 60 (Paw Paw) on I-94. After an hour or so, a numbness begins to creep across your upper thigh. Eventually you’ll start to lean over to avoid the problem and the driver behind you will wonder if you’re sitting on your tail.