I noticed while popping around Sydney last week that the front seat of the cabs were set back. It made it uncomfortable to sit in the back due to the narrow leg room.
So I decided to jump in the front seat (something you just do not do in North America) and ask “Do your customers sit in the front or backseat in a taxi?”
His first answer was noncommittal, “Wherever you like”
I asked again “Where do most people sit?”
He smiled and said “The self important ones sit in the back seat”