Last post on Feb 16, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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Honda Accord, Mazda MAZDA3, MINI Cooper, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
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#159 of 160 Re: Vehicles for petite women [krysia]
Jul 05, 2006 (9:41 pm)
The 2006 Mazda3 s-trim has manual height adjustment on the drivers seat. I'm 5'3" (don't know if that's tall) and can see out the window and be able to drive the Mazda3 comfortably. Plus depending on which s-trim and options you get, it's way under the $25,000 area. Hope this helps your friend!
#160 of 160 Safety is KEY
Feb 16, 2009 (11:34 pm)
My sister is 5'0" and the three most important things to look for are Telescopic Steering Wheel (Up/Down & In/Out), Power Adjustable Pedals, and a sensor that either measures the weight of the occupant or the distance relationship between the seat and the steering wheel. My sister enjoyed her BMW 325i, but said the Mercedes C320 (which has weight sensors) was a better fit so she traded a 3 for a C. If you need a big sedan the Jaguar XJís are great. The layout is very short stature friendly and has a nifty sensor that disengages the airbags if her seat is too close to the wheel. It also has telescopic steering wheel and adjustable pedals, which all tie in to her memory setting. Voice Activated Commands are also helpful if you drive a big car that way you donít have to worry about that button way over there. Just push the button on the steering wheel and tell the car what you want.