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Toyota Avalon, Pontiac Bonneville, Lincoln Navigator, Buick Rendezvous, Sedan, Wagon, SUV
#833 of 869 Re: good car for a tall guy [bajaba]
Oct 12, 2011 (12:08 pm)
hey you should look into the mini cooper as long as u dont push it to the max it is fun to drive handles nice an is roomy. You have 3 more inches on me but i test drove one an am now looking into buying one also the kia soul is a comfy car for us taller guys. I hope this helps u out. peace
#834 of 869 Car Match
by steve_ HOST
Oct 20, 2011 (1:39 pm)
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Oct 24, 2011 (11:39 am)
I'm 6'7", 300lbs and recently traded in my 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid (which was surpisingly comfortable but tough getting in and out of) for a 2012 Chevy Equinox 2LT. I absolutely love this car. It has a moonroof and I still have plenty of headroom, enough to do the fist test and pass. The rear seat slides back and reclines to give passengers more leg room if you typically have the drivers seat pushed all the way back. I have tons of leg room with the seat all the way back, but I can comfortably move it forward a few inches if I had to. Even with my seat all the way back, I had a 6'1" adult sitting behind me with no issues.
Very comfortable leather seat with lumbar and heat, nav system is terrific and the dash lights up in an Ice Blue color that looks fantastic at night. Throw in the power liftgate and backup camera and I was sold! I was between this and the 2011 Subaru Outback, but this had more legroom and was more comfortable overall. I'm averaging 26mpg so far, which isn't bad for an AWD vehicle. My right knee doesn't rest against the center console like in my Toyota, there is plenty of room. Overall I couldn't be happier and I get tons of compliments. Great option for a tall person that has decent fuel economy, all wheel drive and lots of room, even with the moonroof!!
#836 of 869 found my tall size vehicle
Nov 02, 2011 (6:43 pm)
After my previous post, We went back and tried another Honda Pilot. We ended up buying one, an EX, ( no sunroof ) and all I had to do to get comfortable is put a pad behind my back to make the bulge from the lumbar support hit me a bit higher. The rest of the vehicle is so good, that this is a small inconvenience. We are enjoying the utility of the Pilot, and no headroom problems at all. By the way, it is a better driver than most people would guess.....2Grumpy.
#837 of 869 Re: New cars for budget-conscious tall guy [benb2]
Dec 02, 2011 (3:42 pm)
Well, I am 6'6" and 270 lbs. Long torso so headroom is premium. Best car I ever had for fit was my 2006 BMW 330I but too expensive to own.
I traded the BMW in for a 2011 Kia Optima. This is a GREAT car for the $'s. VERY roomy both leg room and head room and still room in the back seat. Only drawback is that the seats aren't terrific for thigh support (a little short). But all in all, for the $'s, you should really check it out.
Oh, and a 200 hp 4 cyl that gets 35 mpg on the highway. Mine was $23K out the door, brand new.
#838 of 869 You can fix this problem
Dec 02, 2011 (9:05 pm)
Tall guys: get the seat track moved back. Cost me $200 for a Nissan Rogue, and I got five extra inches. My Dad did the same, at the same company in the mid-80's for his car.
#839 of 869 Re: You can fix this problem [taringa]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 02, 2011 (9:33 pm)
What kind of shop did it? Auto body or dealer or indy mechanic?
Was there any discussion about liability concerns? Did you happen to ask your insurance company if there was any problem with moving the seat track?
#840 of 869 Re: You can fix this problem [taringa]
Dec 03, 2011 (12:41 pm)
Problem with just moving it back is that it puts you further from the steering wheel. As it is, I find wheels don't telescope enough for my comfort. I bring the seat forward to where I'm compromising a bit of leg comfort so I don't have to have my arms stretched out to full extension (which is a detriment to car control).
#841 of 869 Best Vehicles for Taller/Larger Drivers
Dec 20, 2011 (12:16 pm)
it would be helpful to have a website where all the vehicles are listed and an option to sort the list by one or more key fields.
1) Driver head room
2) Driver leg room
3) Average MPG
4) Standard Warranty length
It is a real pain sorting through all the MFG hype just to find a few key elements.
#842 of 869 Re: Best Vehicles for Taller/Larger Drivers [teddo55]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 20, 2011 (1:07 pm)
Hm, you can go the Car Finder tool here and sort by body style, price and mpg. The take four choices and compare them. Once you do that you look at the warranty and the head leg room measurements.
It's a start even though you can't first sort by head room.