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Honda Accord, Mazda MAZDA3, MINI Cooper, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
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#116 of 160 Depends on needs
Mar 06, 2002 (12:26 pm)
My wife is 5' tall and loves her Chrysler Town and Country MiniVan. The seats work well for her and she is able to see the road well.
She drives the van because she is the ultimate mom, driving carpool, taking kids to practices, church, etc. The van was a necessity. We drove all of them on the market and the TC was the winner for her needs. We've had it for two years and it has been great.
I try to get her to drive my Acura MDX but she always wants to drive her "mama van". So I guess it depends on your needs.
Mar 06, 2002 (3:17 pm)
You are right. We bought a Chysler van last year and we love it like you wife loves hers. I think the Chrysler vans offer adjustable pedals new for 2002. Something to consider when your previous generation 2000 is up for replacement!
#118 of 160 Is the 2002 Camry okay?
Mar 06, 2002 (6:04 pm)
Have any 5'0" to 5'1" people tried the 2002 Camry? What did you think of that one? I haven't heard it mentioned yet.
#119 of 160 My wife and I
Mar 07, 2002 (8:09 am)
My wife is 5' 3" and I am 6'. We have a 4-cyl Honda Accord EX with a power adjustable seat. I lower it all the way, she raises it all the way, and we both are very comfortable driving the car.
#120 of 160 My girlfriend...
Mar 10, 2002 (8:53 pm)
...is 5'1" 107 lbs. She recently purchased a Chevrolet Impala and is quite comfortable with it. Her previous vehicle was a 1991 Mercury Tracer.
#121 of 160 Another suggestion for Lois9
Mar 11, 2002 (5:02 pm)
I test drove the Matrix in which you sit a little higher than normal but not as high as a SUV type of car. It might be easier for an elderly person to get in & out off. Don't know if a wheelchair would fit, but it is a very roomy car, with a nice smooth ride. I tested the XR, which is the middle model.
#122 of 160 Minivan
Mar 12, 2002 (9:14 am)
I'm 5'0" and I drive an Elantra GT now; however, I can say from experience that a Dodge Caravan and the other Chrysler minivans are very good for petite women. My parents owned one for many years and I usually got driving duty. You get an excellent view of the road from all sides. Ours didn't have the adjustable pedals, but I still had no problems reaching the pedals. The worst vehicles for petite women have got to be those tall SUVs. My brother has a Dodge Durango and, even with footboards, it's really awkward to get in and out.
Mar 13, 2002 (6:52 am)
I'm happy with mine.
#124 of 160 Tall vehicles
Mar 13, 2002 (7:15 am)
I have a Wrangler with 30" wheels (it's taller than many) and have no problems getting in unless I'm wearing a tight skirt. Since I don't own a dress or skirt that fits me at the moment, I don't worry about that!
My elderly mother, who probably couldn't get in my Wrangler, had no problems with a Blazer we rented. I didn't have any trouble driving it either.
#125 of 160 Wife's Choice
Dec 06, 2003 (11:36 am)
My wife is 5 feet 1 inches tall. She picked a Chrysler Concorde and loves it. We've had it for almost 2 years now. Can't get much bigger than that. Her other car is an Eagle Vision.