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#849 of 891 most headroom - ford transit
Mar 25, 2012 (2:56 pm)
The Ford Transit small van has 51 inches of headroom. Now there's a vehicle for tall people. The tall vehicle height and small engine will likely keep this van off the highway, but as a city vehicle, I don't think you can find anything else with more headroom.
#850 of 891 Re: most headroom - ford transit [2grumpy]
Mar 25, 2012 (3:06 pm)
A van? Shoot me now.
#851 of 891 Re: most headroom - ford transit [macmanjim]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 25, 2012 (3:35 pm)
I see a few on the highway but not many. I like the looks. Not your typical minivan by any means. Just wish it had a 5 speed MT.
#852 of 891 Re: most headroom - ford transit [steve_]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 25, 2012 (6:33 pm)
The one at our local car show in 2010 did have a manual transmission.. they don't offer them, now?
I mostly see them outfitted as light delivery vehicles... for florists, etc...
#853 of 891 Re: most headroom - ford transit [kyfdx]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 26, 2012 (4:46 am)
Hm, I didn't think they were ever offered over here with anything but an automatic. All you get in Europe is the 5 speed and a diesel, per Wiki.
If the gas mileage was a bit better, (and maybe it would get over 30 highway with a tall 5th gear), I could live with the lack of oomph. Be fun to outfit the back as a camping rig and the 4 GB indash computer could be fun too.
If Ford can sell a niche vehicle like this in the US and make a profit, you'd think someone would figure out that there are a lot of larger people needing comfortable rides who don't want something big on the outside like a King Ranch pickup.
#854 of 891 Re: My 2 Cents... [bigguy72712]
Apr 11, 2012 (3:20 pm)
Almost time to get a new car/SUV a commuter with decent MPG. Yep I am big also been shopping at big and tall since 9th grade. My old girlfriend wonder why we never took her SUV Jeep Sport and always my truck or my car it was always a stupid fight she thought she was tall at 5 foot 10 how cute. I pointed out my yoga to just get in and that the seat has to almost lie back to keep my head from hitting the roof. The seats, tired of thous bucket seats, they are not wide enough to expand past my shoulder blades at least that my experience. I do have a car a 72 Eldorado convertible but MPG is less than my truck but it has bench seats. When I ride my motorcycle I sit in the passenger seat very broad shoulders jacket is a 58. Did you try the Forester by Subaru? I know I am not getting a Yaris or Ford Focus, but I have about a 35 mile commute to work so MPG is going to be a factor
#855 of 891 Backseat Room-Son is 6'7"
Apr 12, 2012 (7:52 am)
I am trying to find the vehicles with the most rear leg and headroom. Pretty much all the cars with enough room in the back for my son, at 6'7", have enough room for me in the front (6'5").
What I really need doesn't exist, as I want a 4 dr hatchback, 4 wheel drive, used/new under $25K, with lots of storage space and at least 100 mpg, with a plug in to recharge the battery, and at least a 500 mile range.
I will settle for a used car under $25K, that is under 100K miles.
#856 of 891 Re: Backseat Room-Son is 6'7" [atpcliff]
Apr 12, 2012 (8:42 am)
I would suggest trying out the Golf/GTI. I'm not terribly sure it will accomodate the 2 of you, but I'm 6'5" and after setting the driver's seat to accomodate me, I could get in the back seat behind the driver's seat.
Otherwise, what about an SUV? The Honda Pilot has huge rear leg room (at least our '03 did). As does the volvo XC90.
OR, if sticking with cars, you have some large options out there like the Grand Marquis/Towncar, Ford 500/Taurus, and dodge Charger.
#857 of 891 Subcompacts for tall driver
Apr 21, 2012 (1:31 am)
I'm 6'5" (197cm) with normal proportions.
I need to rent a European car and I will be forced to get a subcompact because of the prices ($150/day minimum in this particular area).
I realize I will have to drive with some discomfort and tight space, but I have three choices I can afford:
1.) 2010 Toyota Yaris
2.) 2010 Suzuki Swift
3.) 2011 Hyundai I10 / 2012 Kia Picanto (same frame?)
The rental company has an employee my height who said the Swift will certainly be more comfortable than the Yaris, but the Hyundai is with a competing company.
Can anyone please tell me how the Hyundai might compare in headroom/legroom to the Swift? I can't find the Swift dimensions, but the Hyundai seems to have 39.5" front headroom, but is narrower. The Hyundai is about 5% cheaper so I would prefer that IF I will fit.