And that’s just with the regular windows open. If you were to push out one of the windows, so it was perpendicular to the car — which is what vent windows did — it’d be like mounting a pizza box on your door. It would kill the aerodynamic profile of the vehicle.
So that’s why you don’t see them anymore, John. But if you’re really nostalgic, next time you go to the local pizza joint to get indigestion, save the box and stick it out your window on the way home.
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