Given all the years we’ve had cars, rain, and umbrellas, why isn’t there an easy, or even effective, way to get into the driver’s seat of a car with a very very wet umbrella that doesn’t either get you wet before you get into the car, or get you wet when you bring the umbrella into the car?
(I mean of course when the car is parked outside: parking indoors makes this easy, but that’s not always an option.)
Doesn’t really solve the problem from a practical standpoint, but at least Rolls is on the right track. Maybe Honda could offer this as an option on my Accord.
Mercedes and DeLorean have the answer: gull-wing doors. I don’t know if they ever included an umbrella storage place in the door, but that’s just a simple refinement. Disadvantage, of course, is that you can’t get in or out of the car in tight spaces. Advantage: when you get up to 88 mph, you’ll see some serious [stuff].