German police can't fit into their new squad cars
The German state of Hessen put in a €25 million Euro order ($32.8M USD) for new police cars from General Motor's European brand Opel back in 2010 and began receiving specially marked and outfitted Opel Insignias that year. Officers of the Polizei immediately noticed something..
They don't fit in these new, smaller, sleeker cars. The officers, who carry a lot more equipment on their person than the average citizen out for a drive, are finding that they can't sit in the seats the vehicles are equipped with thanks to their batons, guns, handcuffs, pepper spray, cell phones.. and the host of other accoutrement that police the world over generally carry.
What's more, they have trouble seeing out the rear and sides of the Insignias thanks to the low roofline, small-ish windows, and small side view mirrors. That's a safety problem beyond just comfort issues.