Top 5 cars for middle-lane hoggers

Top 5 cars for middle-lane hoggers

News broke this week that anti-social drivers, particularly those that insist on cruising in the middle lane, will be punished by roadside fines and even penalty points on their driving licence.

The new rules have generally been met with a positive reaction from the motoring public but there remains a minority that maintain the middle lane is the safest place to sit and will continue to hold up traffic with their driving habits.
Always ones to get behind the underdogs, AOL Cars has come up with a tongue-in-cheek Top 5 list that highlights some of the largest, most cumbersome and impractical cars on the planet that are absolutely perfect for stubborn motorists wanting to really clog up Britain's motorway network.

1. Hummer H2 6-litre Vortec

Arnold Schwarzenegger's wheels of choice measure in at over two metres wide and tip the scales at three tonnes. It's one of the biggest, heaviest and least fuel-efficient vehicles available to man and it's sheer size will make sure other road users don't even bother flashing their headlights or tooting their horns.

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2. Honda Civic

This may not possess the same sort of girth as the aforementioned Hummer but the ace up the Civic's sleeve is its utterly preposterous rear visibility. Yes, the angular styling may have been ground breaking when it first hit UK roads in 2006 but the steeply raked rear window and large wing meant the rear-view-mirror was pretty much redundant. Take a look at the middle lane next time you are driving, we guarantee there is a Civic plonked in it, blissfully unaware of the traffic building up behind it.

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3. Porsche Cayenne

These accomplished tanks will happily sit in the outside lane with the big boys but for some reason, certain owners feel they are far better suited to trundling along at 65mph in the middle lane. Due to their imposing road presence, sitting behind one on the motorway can feel a bit like sitting behind a giant at the cinema.

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4. Renault Twizy

We took our long term Twizy out on the town last week and managed to receive abuse on a one-way street so imagine the kerfuffle you could cause in the middle lane of a fast motorway. The Twizy's top speed is a mere 57mph, it has no rear-view mirror and the lack of windows ensures the expletives from every vexed driver can be heard loud and clear.

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5. Ariel Atom

Anyone who has had a go in an Ariel Atom will soon realise the thoughts of other road users quickly become their least concern. Not eating flies, not regurgitating your lunch and not going deaf rapidly spring to the top of the worries list as soon as the throttle is opened so, for this reason, it makes the perfect car for dawdling in the middle lane. The sheer terror of the driving experience detracts from the fact you are irritating hundreds of fellow road users.

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