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When you take a taxi where do you sit?

Front seat of course.
Back seat alone.
If it's me and someone else I'll tell him to go to the back and I'll take the front.
If it's me and someone else will both cram into the back.
I don't take taxis for that very reason - as I'm unsure what to do. ;)
Depends on the nationality of the driver.
I just hope the driver doesn't smell and I'll take the front.
Didnt you realize the driver has his front passenger seat pushed all the way up to tell you not to sit here?
If I go with 4 people then I have no choice and I will sit in the front glady.
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Why is the poll "of course front" and not "of course back"? Sorry this didn't turn out as 2-sided as you may have expected, but a solo pax sits in the back.

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If I am taking a Via, I will sit in the front seat if it's open. IME, someone will get in after me and I will be shuttled into the middle seat or some back row halfway through the ride.

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What in the world?
Only reason to sit in the front is if there are 4 pax.
You're obvioisly not in Boro Park or Williamsburg enough. I cringe every time i see it.

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You're obvioisly not in Boro Park or Williamsburg enough. I cringe every time i see it.
Any explanation/theory why they take the front?
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Oftentimes the driver will offer me the front. Otherwise, absolutely back.
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Oftentimes the driver will offer me the front.
I wonder why.  :)
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I wonder why.  :)
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Any explanation/theory why they take the front?
They're just uneducated in proper etiquette...on many different levels. But that's a different discussion.

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What in the world?
Only reason to sit in the front is if there are 4 pax.
Or if you're Israeli.

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If there was three pax would you cram in the back or put two in the back one in the front?
If I had 2 other ppl with me when taking a taxi then I feel there's no reason to squash in the back when there's a front seat open to use, its not like I'm getting the ride for free I'm paying so the least I can do is make myself comfortable.

  Lastly when I take a ride and i see the front seat is pushed all the back making the guy in the back sit like a mashed potato meaning there's not much room there, is that a reason to be able to sit in the front?
Or should I walk around the car to enter and sit behind the driver? Or will the driver feel a bit annoyed having his pax sit hiding behind him?
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ALWAYS back.

Its a violation of the drivers space to force yourself in the front, you're getting a ride not going on a date, It's awkward for the driver and as a rider its equally awkward.


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ALWAYS back.

Its a violation of the drivers space to force yourself in the front, you're getting a ride not going on a date, It's awkward for the driver and as a rider its equally awkward.
You're saying that while going on a date I was supposed to sit her in front ? That explains a thing or 2.

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You're saying that while going on a date I was supposed to sit her in front ? That explains a thing or 2.
When driving yes.
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when the front passenger seat is pushed all the way forward (as is referenced in the poll in wiki) it is not to tell you not to sit there, rather giving more legroom to the rear passenger seat which is the appropriate and correct place for a fare to sit.