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Toyota Avalon, Pontiac Bonneville, Lincoln Navigator, Buick Rendezvous, Sedan, Wagon, SUV
#89 of 892 98'+ accord better look at PONTIAC GRAND PRIX OR BONNEVILLE
Jul 31, 1999 (12:13 am)
I am approximately 6'2" and have been looking at the accord. In the showroom of Park Honda they had a 97' 2 door special edition. it did not feel as comfortable as the 1998+ model. I would look at the accord. I also would take a look at the pontiac grand prix. ((1997+ GP's))same style I have a 1997 GRAND AM 2 door and its fine. The grand prix is awsome for leg room. I put the seat all the way back and it was toooo far. Also bonneville. all 3 good choices.
Jul 31, 1999 (3:39 pm)
Anyone ever drive a Izuzu Rodeo? I am 6'6" with a '36 inseam. Am thinking I can pick up a late model Rodeo at a pretty reasonable price.
#91 of 892 mjohns/861 rodeo
Aug 01, 1999 (6:40 pm)
Took the Rodeo for an extended test drive last year before deciding to get something else. I liked the truck alot. I'm 6'-5" with a 36" inseam and fit nice in the Rodeo, even with the sunroof. I would suggest it for your size. Almost all trucks provide a good driving position for me due the raised seating positions.
good luck in your search.
#92 of 892 mjohns7861 Leg Room
Aug 02, 1999 (7:53 pm)
I'm 6'7" and I feel your pain. It's difficult with most sedans, I recently rented a Maxima and while it had a lot of power and handled well, the driving postion was very cramped. Also, if you're ever in one, watch out for the parking brake handle when it's engaged, your right knee will get banged. My family vehicle is a minivan, and I find the Chrysler/Dodge vans to have excellent room on both the driver's side and passenger side. Good luck on your search.
#93 of 892 To microrepair
Aug 04, 1999 (12:15 pm)
I fully agree with you. I bought a maxima (well I'm just 5'11") and I find that the steering wheel hits my knees even if it's all the way up and the seat all the way down. Get cramps on my legs on long drives. Also thigh support in also inportant on long drives. Helps if I pull the seat back enough but that would make the steering wheel a bit farther for the hands and would pain my neck. If only it had telescope.....
#94 of 892 Aftermarket telescopic steering
Aug 05, 1999 (11:14 am)
Will it be possible to add/modify telescopic steering aftermarket?
#95 of 892 Most room overall
Aug 07, 1999 (2:48 pm)
I too am 6'4" and find leg and headroom a problem. Japaneese cars design the tilt wheel to go down but not adjust up enough for me. I cant drive many japaneese rental cars because of the steering wheel. I can't get my foot off the gas and onto the brakes without hitting the steering wheel with my knee. I went shopping for a new car this year and ended up comparing a Intrigue withh a Intrepid the Intrigue was nice but IMHO was about a size 44 where the Intrepid was a 46XLT (extra large tall). The Intrepid also had about Two more inches of rear seat legroom with the drivers seat all the way back and a larger trunk. I bought the Intrepid. Its worth a look for tall people.
#96 of 892 American Means Room
Aug 09, 1999 (2:15 am)
If you want a sedan with great interior space then only look at american. Japanese cars are made smaller. I mean they call an Avalon full size but it looks and is small compared to a grand marquis or buick lesabre. German made cars are to expensive if you want a large vehicle. So look at some american made cars.
Aug 13, 1999 (7:52 pm)
I'm 6'1'' and just drove the Intrigue on a 200 mile trip. I loved it. The leg room was excellent, my knees were not hitting the steering wheel, and I did not have to stretch to reach the steering wheel. I've driven the Toyota Camry for more than 10 years. The Camry is the only Japanese Car that is marginal for us long leg people. I love Japanese cars for the reliability but the leg room and steering wheel positions don't suite long leg people.
Does anyone know how reliable Oldmobile vehicles are?
Aug 14, 1999 (11:10 pm)
I am 6'2 and drive a 97 Chevy Cavalier LS Sedan. It has PLENTY of head room and adequate leg room. I would recommend it to any other tall person.