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Toyota Avalon, Pontiac Bonneville, Lincoln Navigator, Buick Rendezvous, Sedan, Wagon, SUV
#813 of 871 Re: best cars for overweight people [docholly]
May 20, 2010 (9:57 pm)
Thanks for the response. Do you carry weight in the front? I carry all mine is the front and so its hard for me to find a good car. I dont fit in a honda pilot but i fit in a honda matrix even though its smaller because driver wheel sits back farther.
#814 of 871 Re: best cars for overweight people [bigvin]
May 20, 2010 (11:29 pm)
I am 31 eventhough that is old in America I am ok being seen in it in my old age.
#815 of 871 Greener car for Tall folk?
Jun 25, 2010 (11:30 am)
Eco Wife of Tall thin man (6'8" 205 lbs, inseam 37inches) seeks fuel efficient vehicle. Any tall people tried driving the Fiesta or Leaf? It wouldn't have to be his every day car, but it seems silly to buy a car he can't fit
For reference, He fits in Highlanders and Subarus (but not the Prius, Pilots or Rangerovers)
#816 of 871 Re: Greener car for Tall folk? [ecowifeof6f8er]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 28, 2010 (9:02 am)
Since you've narrowed it down to those two (for right now at least), you might have better luck asking in a discussion about each of those two vehicles. This discussion is more for those who don't have anything in mind yet, so you might not get feedback here on those two vehicles.
If you need help finding your way to those discussions, let me know!
#817 of 871 Re: Greener car for Tall folk? [ecowifeof6f8er]
Jun 28, 2010 (2:08 pm)
He will fit comfortably in a Jetta TDI which is a diesel that is rated 29 city and 40 highway
#818 of 871 6' 9"--Finally found my car!!
Jul 02, 2010 (10:09 pm)
I've been driving a 2001 Mazda Protege for 9 years now. I wasn't nearly this tall when I bought the car, but I kept on growing. I was sick of being scrunched up in that tiny car that I finally had enough. So, I test drove several cars and have found a few that should suite most tall folks like me very well. I'll rank them starting with the best.
1. 2009 Dodge Charger--By far, this is the most roomy car I've ever sat in.
2. 2009 Chrysler 300--Nearly as roomy as the charger
3. 2010 VW Tiguan--I went with this one as I really wanted an SUV... very nice ride.
4. 2009 Buick Enclave--Almost as roomy as the tiguan.
5. 2009 Nissan Murano--Not as good as I had hoped. Still much more roomy than my protege. Not bad at all.
I hope this helps some people. It's amazing that this thread has been going on for over 10 years. I know the frustration us tall guys experience when finding cars, shoes, clothes, or girlfriends to fit. Perhaps auto manufacturers will begin paying closer to our needs.
#819 of 871 Re: 6' 9"--Finally found my car!! [tallguy_25]
Jul 03, 2010 (7:57 am)
Thanks for the report, tallguy! I am sure that vertically endowed drivers will appreciate that.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#820 of 871 Re: Just get your seat moved back! [taringa]
Oct 24, 2010 (10:02 pm)
I know this is an older post from 6 months ago, but if you get this message, please let me know the name and number of the shop in Savage Minnesota that does seat modifications/moves - I've had that done here in Colorado on three different cars (they also did some of the Denver Bronco cars), but the main owners retired, sold the business, and the new owners no longer do seat modifications - they even did steering wheel/column modifications/adds that were incredible (I had it done once as it's expensive, and I saw a Mercedes with massive modifications done for a large Bronco player). Please let us know the name/number of the shop. Thank you.
#821 of 871 Toyota Sienna
Jan 04, 2011 (2:04 pm)
My wife and I have two Toyota Sienna Minivans (2004 & 2005). We're large (350 lbs), but we fit nicely into them. What a fabulous car! I have 145,000 miles on mine (2004) and it's like brand new! It was garaged the whole time, and doesn't have any rust. Make sure to use full synthetic oil, have it changed regularly, and the engine will last forever!