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#868 of 892 Looking for a car to fit my 7' tall son... Help!
May 04, 2013 (5:19 pm)
My son is 7' tall with a 40" inseam. We are looking for a car but haven't found one that fits.
Looking for cars that other very tall people are fitting in...
#869 of 892 Re: Update on tall-person cars...from tthe Intrigue to...? [smuhlbaier]
May 04, 2013 (5:33 pm)
What car did you finally settle with? My son is a 7 footer... 40" inseam...
(I'm hope you still have this email! you post is from 2007!)
#870 of 892 Volkswagen Golf variants are great for tall folk
May 27, 2013 (8:36 am)
6'8", 350lbs, 36" inseam (tall torso), I fit well in my VW GTI, and it even has a sunroof! Skinny with longer legs would work well, and taller minus sunroof would work well.. If you are any wider than I, may have to downgrade to a regular Golf to get the less bolstered seats...
#871 of 892 Re: Volkswagen Golf variants are great for tall folk [bradwillet]
May 28, 2013 (5:48 am)
Thank you very much for the information. I will start checking them out soon. Ironically, my son (14 yrs old) is now 6'5" tall and growing. Skinny as a rail and we are pre-planning/searching for a good dependable & accomodating vehicle for him to drive when he turns 16-17.
*I am currently driving a '08 Ford Taurus X Wagon and it is a little snug in the leg room department, but the gas & brake pedals have the adjustment feature that can put them closer up or further away & that makes all the difference. The gas mileage is approx. 22-23 on highway and 17 in the city. I would like to achieve 30+ on the highway since I drive an hour each way to work. Perhaps the Golf may be what I've been searching for? Thanks again.
#872 of 892 Extended seat brackets for tall drivers
Jul 09, 2013 (10:50 am)
I've been scouring the web for extended seat brackets for years. I finally came across a company that makes such brackets for several car makes. If you're like me (6' 9") and have extreme difficulty finding a car to fit, go to http://extendmyseat.com and see if they make the extended brackets for your car. I haven't made a purchase from this site and only want to inform the public about this option.
#873 of 892 Re: Extended seat brackets for tall drivers [tallguy_25]
Aug 19, 2013 (5:38 am)
tallguy 25, Thank you for the link to the seat extend brackets. My son is 6'7" and upwards of 450 lbs. So finding anything is a challenge. The VW New Beetle is the only one so far he manages to fit in without any modifications.
#874 of 892 Re: Extended seat brackets for tall drivers [tallguy_25]
Aug 19, 2013 (7:27 am)
Does anyone have first hand experience using these brackets? The company's website has testimonials but it would be good to hear directly from Car Forum-Townhall members. Thanks.
Sep 10, 2013 (2:48 pm)
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#876 of 892 another one for you tall folks
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Sep 12, 2013 (12:12 pm)
If you're shopping for a new car and are under 5’2” or over 6’2” please email PRedmunds.com with your daytime contact information no later than Friday, September 13, 2013 to be interviewed by a reporter.
#877 of 892 Toyota Matrix for tall guys
Sep 13, 2013 (7:14 pm)
Great forum! I've been looking for something like this for a while. I've been driving a 2005 Toyota Matrix XR automatic on a daily 150 mile commute. I'm 6'4", 275#, 34" inseam. It can be a bit cramped but the seat adjusts 4 ways which gives some flexibility and the steering wheel tilts. The driver seat padding is also pretty good for big folks. I had 196000+ miles on it when I wrecked it this morning and it took the t-bone hit well, no injuries TG. The engine is rock solid on this car, did not burn any oil. It's low price also, ~$16k new when I bought. Now I'm off to find it's replacement.
PS my other vehicle is a 2004 Dodge Ram quad cab hemi. Plenty of room for the big guy, rides great, handles like a big truck, wouldn't recommend (hemi version) though, started burning oil at around 45k miles and Dodge considered 1 qt within 5k miles normal.