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Toyota Avalon, Pontiac Bonneville, Lincoln Navigator, Buick Rendezvous, Sedan, Wagon, SUV
#853 of 890 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 890 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 890 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 890 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 890 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.
Apr 23, 2012 (10:29 am)
Hi! I am about 6' tall and my current car (96 Toyota Camry) doesn't fit me correctly. My height is mostly in my torso, so when I sit properly in the car I can't see the stoplights. I had a 91 Camry before this and I fit into it fine. I am looking to swap out my car for a similar one with a bit more head room. Any suggestions?
#859 of 890 Re: Backseat Room-Son is 6'7" [atpcliff]
Jun 29, 2012 (6:06 am)
I am 6'4 and my son is 6'6. I bought a 2006 Pontiac Torrent and it fits us with extra room. Great SUV. He rides comfortably in the back seat. I get 21 Highway. Great Vehicle. I have 105,000 miles on it and runs like new and never a problem.
#860 of 890 Re: most headroom - ford transit [2grumpy]
Jul 23, 2012 (11:08 am)
When i first saw one of these i was impressed by the headroom so i had to go try one out now being close to 7' and 300+ lbs I've pretty much given up finding anything suitable and unfortunately this is no exception, yes the headroom is great but i couldn't even swing my legs in the door.
I've been looking for the better part of a year now with no real luck although i have found dodge makes to be a fair bit roomier than most.
#861 of 890 Small box or a big box?
Aug 13, 2012 (1:55 pm)
I'm 6'5" 380lb with 38 inseam.... and the only car in my budget i fit in was the newer style Scion xB. It's huge inside! Looks like a toaster but does 30mpg while commuting my 80 miles a day. (mine does 30mpg.. 90% interstate)
It's as comfy as my old Expedition.. and didn't break the bank when bought.
Wish I could have bought domestic but i could not fit in any domestic with similar mpg rating or even close to same price point.
#862 of 890 Re: retired teacher [retiredteacher]
Nov 16, 2012 (2:07 pm)
I know a whole bunch about the xB. First off, I'm 6' 8" tall & (unfortunately) weigh 425lbs.; 2 years ago my wife & teenaged kids were walking around a car dealership lot & we came upon a 2004 Scion xB, my daughter begged me to get in it so she could post a funny picture on Facebook. In typical fashion, I always put the seat all the way back & lean the backrest way back & tilt the steering wheel all the way up to avoid a painful entry. When I climbed in (effortlessly), I was shocked & so was my entire family. It has unreal room inside & I actually had to tilt the backrest forward some. You sit up like a full size pickup truck would. The final test was shutting the door, for which was no problem. We took a test drive & pleasantly surprised. The 5 speed, with 1.5 engine was peppy and moved quickly. Max cruising speed is about 80 mph, it could go more, but why?? I bought a 2004 3 weeks later that had 90k miles, I spent about $800 putting on new tires, oil change, tune up, minor maintenance stuff & other than regular oil changes, I drove it another 60,000 miles as a daily commuter car on a 100 mile daily roundtrip.
I just sold it recently for $1500 more than I paid for it. However I feel sick for doing so, I thought I wanted a more luxurious commuter car, but have realized, there are not too many out there under $10,000 that get over 25mpg's. The Scion xB on average always got 33mpg's & city driving 27mpg's. The only "cons" I can note are the nicknames I acquired when driving the xB, but they never bothered me & my favorite was Fred Flintstone. It is a basic, no frills car. It is very comfortable & dependable. There is some road noise, but not the type that gives you a headache. My air conditioner died after the first year of ownership. Toyota wanted $2200 to replace, I found a private mechanic who did it for $900 & no problems since.
I loved my xB & feel dumb for letting it go, I'm now looking for another one. The newer body style xB's have the gear shift on the center dash now & I've not tried sitting in one yet, but pretty sure it will constrict my right leg room area.
Hope this helps.