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Old 8th August 2012, 12:44   #76
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How about Omni sir?


On a serious note, I'd also like to say that my Jazz's bonnet is nearly not visible and the Civic's is hard to see as well.
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I have seen drivers adding vertical rods on the hood corners, to help them judge the extents of the car while turning and especially to avoid hitting pedestrians.
But many a times these rods turn out to be too dangerous in accidents involving pedestrians and other unprotected ones on anything in two wheels.
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Old 8th August 2012, 13:53   #78
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From my personal exp:

Hyundai Sonata (jaguar look): Pretty decent sized bonnet is visible.

Apart from this, Ford Figo, Ford Fiesta and Ford Ikon all show more or less the same glimps of the bonnet.

Older Cars which I have driven with Bonnet View:

Tata Sierra, Tata Mobile, Scorpio (First Gen, even now it shows up though)

Latest addtion to the list:

Renaul Duster!!!

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Old 8th August 2012, 16:33   #79
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On a serious note, I'd also like to say that my Jazz's bonnet is nearly not visible and the Civic's is hard to see as well.

And once you go up a gradient, there is literally no way to know where you are heading to, because all you can see is the blue sky and nothing else :(
And worse part is, this is true even if the incline is just above normal one.
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After going through this thread, i cant make out if its an advantage if you can see the bonnet fully.

I strongly believe that the design should make sure that you can see the road and not the bonnet. If you see bonnet then your visibility is being blocked to some extent !!
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Old 8th August 2012, 16:50   #81
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Hyundai Accent is one of the cars where the driver will be able to see the bonnet clearly. I'm not sure whether the visible bonnet blocks the view or not. But, it surely gives a bit more confidence while driving.Especially, in congested roads.
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Adding Tata Safari to the list.

I personly feel better driving a car with bonnet visible, somehow it gives me a feeling of driving a big car.
If you compare City & Accent, they both are of same size but you will feel the size of Accent while driving, but in city i get a feeling of a small car. Just my thoughts
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Add the Skoda Yeti to the list. I like seeing the bonnet in front of me!
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Old 8th August 2012, 18:32   #84
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Hyundai Elantra (old) bonnet is visible and helpful for me than Getz's..
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Adding XUV 500 to this list

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I strongly believe that the design should make sure that you can see the road and not the bonnet. If you see bonnet then your visibility is being blocked to some extent !!
I think what you mean is that you prefer a very short bonnet in order to allow for greater visibility of the road. I guess we're talking about visibility of the bonnet, and not necessarily the bonnet length.

For a given bonnet length, the seating can either allow you to view either the bonnet + road ahead, or just the road ahead. I'm just saying that 'visibility' of the bonnet takes nothing away from overall road visibility - if anything, it can only aid it. For a fixed bonnet length, it would always be easier to drive with the bonnet visible, though it does boil down to personal preferences.

Personally, I have always had this fascination for bonnet visibility since childhood. For some psychological reason I can't identify, it seems to add to the awareness of driving a car (or a truck). Right now, I drive the huge, 3-tonne Chevy Suburban in the US and the seating still doesn't give me a clear view of the 5-feet-high bonnet much against what I'd hoped for. Yet, I don't get any better visibility of the road immediately ahead of the truck.

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I'm just saying that 'visibility' of the bonnet takes nothing away from overall road visibility - if anything, it can only aid it.
Exactly.

Maybe this could be due to the factor that we can relate or perceive the condition/proximity of the road/surroundings with respect to the vehicle, if we are able to see a part of the vehicle also, as such.
The same reason for which, I prefer to adjust my wing mirrors in such a way that the car body is also visible, albeit taking a very marginal space of the view area.
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Isuzu Gemini 1.8D 1983

The flat bonnet:
Cars with bonnets visible for drivers.-100_4094.jpg <br />
View from inside:<br /> <a href=Cars with bonnets visible for drivers.-100_4064.jpg <br />
The Trunk area slops downwards allowing the best rear view:<br /> <a href=Cars with bonnets visible for drivers.-100_4071.jpg <a href=Cars with bonnets visible for drivers.-slooping-trunk-area.-visibility-excellent.jpg <br />
The Trunk:<br /> <a href=Cars with bonnets visible for drivers.-trunk-area.jpg <br />
Trunk Capacity:<br /> <a href=Cars with bonnets visible for drivers.-100_4095.jpg <br /> <br />
Car manufacturers have seriously forgotten the right way to design the car. Now what we get is slopping front and flat trunk area and that too at a height when viewed from the  driver's seat (example: ford ikon, new swift dzire and many others) <br /> <br />
For more pictures of the car, please <a rel=click here.
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Dont forget the Duster! You can see the Bonnet partially.
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In hyundai accent, You can see the Bonnet very clearly. I know because, it's my daily drive.

IMO the bonnet should be clearly visible, it really helps while driving in congested areas. In Accent, you can see where the bonnet ends, very clearly.

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