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Old 06-14-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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I have a friend who is 6'4", 280, and he drives a full size pickup and a Mini Cooper 2-door. He says he has plenty of room in either. I notice the Mini Cooper has extra wide doors.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: colorado
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So in most cars I feel pretty cramped, not enough leg room and I have to bend over to be able to see well. What are some cars or trucks that work well for taller people? right now I am looking at ford rangers, broncos, f150s, and crown vics, so if anyone knows how well these might accomodate me please let me know. but if you know of any other cars that work well for taller people let me know!

My boyfriend is tall he is 6'3"
he has a chrystler sebring...not sure if I spelled that right.
He also has a ford expedition
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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I am 6'4", 180lbs, 36" inseam.

--'03 ION was perfect in the front seats.
--'03 VIBE was perfect in both the front and back seats.
--'86 FIERO was perfect in either seat.
--'08 Saturn AURA was perfect in front or back.
--'02 DeVille is perfect in all six spots.
--'08 G6 is perfect in front or back.
--'05 Prius is fine in front or back.

Cars that were too small even though you would think they are fine:
--Town Cars/Crown Vic are too small in back
--All SUVs are too small for me.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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My boyfriend is tall he is 6'3"
he has a chrystler sebring...not sure if I spelled that right.
He also has a ford expedition
Which year Sebring? My tiny wife drives an 07 Sebring and it has plenty of head room. Her friend drives an older Sebring and a tall person would feel cramped.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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How tall is tall? I'm 6'4" and it is the rare car I completely can't drive do to my height.

The best one I ever found overall was the 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO and the 2008-2009 Pontiac G8, as the other poster said, driving one makes you feel almost average there is so much room.

After those, BMW's actually have a lot of driver room in them. The only drawback is that no one is going to be sitting behind you in a 3-series if you're really tall.

My current car is a Chevy Malibu with a sunroof and I feel like I am as tall as you can be to comfortably fit in the car.

My pointless answer would be a Smart car, they actually have a ton of head and leg room.
Which year Malibu? Tall guy at work and my tall brother-in-law fit fine in the 97-03 (BIL) and 04-? Model but can't fit in the current Malibu without their head brushing the headliner.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Any other parameters? I'm 6'7" with a 34" inseam (so most of my height is upper body), weigh about 300lbs and have wide shoulders. While finding comfortable vehicles has been tough, it's not impossible. Here's a short list of what I've found works well:

1) 08 and newer Scion xB. This is my current ride. TONS of headroom, good amount of legroom, good shoulder room for a compact car, decent mileage, good power, reliable. Will comfortably hold 4 full-size adults much better than even a midsize sedan due to the more upright seating position (think student desk chair versus recliner).

2) 04-06 Pontiac GTO. Quite simply, the only car I've ever owned where I not only fit but felt 'average-sized' in it. 2004 models benefitted from NOT having a dead pedal, meaning I could strech my left leg all the way out and rest my foot on the firewall. I actually had to move the seat slightly forward from the farthest back setting to comfortably drive this. Need 4 doors? No problem. Just get the Pontiac G8. It's the exact same car.

3) 00-07 Ford Focus. No, seriously. I had one for years and it was a GREAT little car. My only complaint was the lack of shoulder room. I was pretty much guaranteed to rub shoulders with any 'full size' passenger.

4) Full-size pick-ups. Take your pick. I've driven Chevys and Fords since I was 15 and don't really have a preference between the two.

5) Ford FLEX. This is the old man's current ride and, wow, can it hold some tall folks! High roofline, plenty of shoulder room, lots of second row legroom (I fit behind the old man without even beginning to rub my knees on the back of his seat).

Mike
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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I am 6'4" and a Large dude but losing weight slowly. I have a long back and a 31" inseam. I have driven mostly F150's all my life and currently drive a 4x4 F150 supercab so I can lean back seat.

I had a 94 Crown Vic and had plenty of room but it set to low to the ground and I have severe hip problems so sold it. I had a Focus a few yrs back and had plenty of room but was like driving a go cart down road.

Other cars I had room in were 68 Lincoln, 76 Lincoln Mark IV, and belive it or not a 1981 280ZX Datsun. Plenty of leg room and head room but too low to ground.

I also currently drive a E150 full sized conversion van but a little uncomfortable for leg room on passenger side up front.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Element has the most room I think.
I have seen guys well over 6 feet with a cowboy hat and room to spare in the Element. HUGE headroom, plenty of leg room.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I would agree that Crown Vic's and Magnums look spacious but aren't. I'm 6'0 and don't feel comfortable in them. I've driven a Chrysler 300 (2009) and felt comfortable. Charger's are ok.

What about Impala's (2001-2004). Anybody know about the leg room in those? Since I'm asking....What about he gas mileage?
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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