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Cars for tall people

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tecton, May 16, 2003.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    im 6'8 and a scoatch on the fluffy side....anyone of equal or greater size drove a car that had plenty of leg/head room?

    (caprice classic and crown vic i know....)
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Well I'm not that tall but I'm all legs. I'm 6ft 1.5in Two surprising vehicles I have owned that had more seat travel then I could use were 86.5-92 Supra's and 86-91 RX7. 2+2 Z cars have always had a lot of seat travel as well. A friend had one. Surprising since I feel like i'm in a circus with most of the vehicles those companies sell. None of those cars I could drive with the seat all the way back. Now like I said I'm all leg and never had a head room problem in either car but I'm still 6.5 inches shorter then you.
    I use to won a 92 Nissan King cab. I bought it because I couldn't fit into the Toyota trucks (even their king cab and the big land cruiser). The Nissan King cab trucks seem to have a little more seat travel then the rest of the small trucks including S trucks.

    As for cars...Look at the Avalon by Toyota. It's a Big camry. It has almost Identical running gear as the camery but a lot more room inside. I have always felt like I had plenty of room on those when I sat in them.
     
  3. Topdown

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    I am 6'4" and more than a "little fluffy", I drove a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP for a couple of years... supercharged and a butt-load of room. It wasnt bad for $$ brand new either, around $25k But they are quick stock and hella fast slightly modified.

    -Ryan
     
  4. jhrody

    jhrody 1/2 ton status

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    6'7" and 310 here.

    out of all the cars i currently own here is how they each rate.

    '83 K5 Jimmy- the best for headroom and legroom
    '83 Caprice- good as well
    '98 Olds Intrigue- excellent, almost as roomy as my Caprice
    '74 Chevelle- not bad at all
    '95 Dodge Dakota- not that bad, but cramped on long trips
    '98 Dodge Stratus- headroom sucks, but legroom is fine
    '01 Dodge Stratus RT- very acceptable in both regards
    '95 Isuzu Rodeo- not bad at all.

    yeah i know, I own a lot of vehicles

    the only car I could NEVER drive would be a Fiero. I can't even get my legs inside to test the legroom. Also, the new Chrysler Crossfires do the same to me.
     
  5. tecton

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    my dad has a factory supercharged 6spd 93 thunderbird...so now i have to get a car to beat that

    i was thinking about grandprix's actually....i like them
    ive just never drove a car...only fullsize trucks
     
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    My friend who's 6'5" drives a Honda Civic CRX! a CRX! that car is like 8 feet long and about 4' wide. But it only has 2 seats and has MAJOR room both head and leg-wise. I've drivin it before, and its actually fun to drive! It aint got nuthin on my /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif though, but then again, no car does /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif. Oh yah if it matters this guy only weighs like 180
     
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    Thunder 3/4 ton status

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    my dad has a factory supercharged 6spd 93 thunderbird...so now i have to get a car to beat that


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    here ya go:Thrasher enginered performance
     
  9. tecton

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    I found the NEW Nissan Altima very comfy. And with a nice peppy and smooth powertrain to boot.
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    6'4" 250 lbs (was 290)

    2000 Dodge Intrepid: Not bad, legroom was a little less then I would like
    K5: Fits fine
    1992 F350 Dual Cab: Fit fine. If the PO hadn't been short and had extra padding put in the seat I could wear my cowboy hat no probs.
    1997 F150: Fit Fine
    2001 Camaro Convertable: I was cramped in the legs, and I looked over top of the windshield
    1998 & 2001 Dodge Pickup: Fit Fine
    2002 Caddy Eldo: Fit fine and super comfy
    2002 Caddy Deville: See above with even more room
    1963 VW Bug: Fit fine believe it or not.
    1963 Impala SS Convert: Fit fine and was comfy
    1948 Chevy Fleetline: You could be 7'2" and still have head room.
    1966 Chevy C10: Fit Fine
     
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    crx's are the sheet....its like and oversized go-kart......i'de like to got one and do an engine swap /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    I am 6' 6in, and about 325~350lbs, and all I own are blazers, & trucks, but one car I did ride in and had lots of room, it was a 1979 Lincoln Mark V sedan, but I do have a sister that has a '01 Chevy Geo, and I ride with her some times, but dam I can not even sit up strait! always have to set the seat far back, and angled, like laying flat.
     

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