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News   September 7, 2005   by Auto Service World

Does Size Really Matter? GM Contest Searches for Most Mismatched Couple

Size really doesn’t matter… when it comes to the height of your partner that is, according to a recent survey of Canadians conducted for GM Canada. The survey found that nine out of 10 Canadians (89%)do not think it’s important for married or common law couples to be similar in height. And three-quarters (77%) of Canadians are willing to date a partner who is a foot or more shorter. With this in mind, GM Canada has launched a search for Canada’s most
uneven pair, and the prize is fitting: a Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, ranked in 2005 as both a top-ten vehicle for short drivers and for tall drivers by vehicle guide publisher
“When it comes to couples who share a vehicle, a mismatch in the height department shouldn’t mean discomfort in the vehicle compartment,” said Janice Dickey of GM Canada. “We’re in search of Canada’s most height-diverse
twosome, and the reward is a Chevrolet Malibu Maxx – a car designed for those who are truly tall or small.”
The Malibu Maxx Long and Short of It Contest is open to all Canadian twosomes who share the same residence and both hold a valid driver’s license. The pair with the greatest proven height differential will be awarded a 2006
Chevrolet Malibu Maxx. For full contest rules and entry visit:

Other tall and small poll results:
– Dating prospects for Canada’s tall and short look promising, with two-thirds (67%) saying they would date someone a foot or more shorter.
– Though the vast majority of Canadians say mismatched couples can live happily ever after, almost half of the women (42%) polled confess they would not want to be a foot or more taller than their partner.
– Similarly, one-third of men (32%) aren’t interested in a partner who towers over them by more than twelve inches. For more information about the contest and vehicles designed with drivers and ergonomics in mind, visit

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