A while ago I was bored and started daydreaming about buying a cheap car, removing the body from the frame, and then remounting it facing backwards so the car would appear to be driving backwards everywhere I drive it. (or if it’s a unibody car, do a bit of extra fabrication to just mount the drivetrain, suspension, etc, in the other end of the vehicle) So now I’m wondering what the best car for the job would be. It would have to have really good rear visibility in order for it to have adequate forward visibility once the body is mounted backwards. For most cars that isn’t necessary, so there don’t seem to be very many cars out there with thin enough rear pillars. Then again, how thick can you get away with the pillars being before the blind spots become too significant? New cars seem to have some pretty thick pillars up front, so maybe an older car with slightly thicker pillars in the rear would actually be fine? The first car that I’ve found that looks like it might have thin enough rear pillars is the 1986 Nissan Stanza, but that’s probably a unibody, which would complicate the process.

But what cars do you think would be good for this purpose? I want to know what cars you think have the most unnecessarily good rear visibility!

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