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Old 08 Apr 2004, 09:46 pm
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Default Headroom and legroom for tall driver

I'm looking for a used car to buy, possibly a 5-10 year old
Honda, and I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me about the
headroom and legroom in the various models/years. I'm 6'4" with
long legs and have been having a terrible time finding a car that
fits me. Any recommendations, including non-Honda, will be
greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Richard

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Old 08 Apr 2004, 10:37 pm
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RDL wrote:
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> I'm looking for a used car to buy, possibly a 5-10 year old
> Honda, and I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me about the
> headroom and legroom in the various models/years. I'm 6'4" with
> long legs and have been having a terrible time finding a car that
> fits me. Any recommendations, including non-Honda, will be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks.
>
> Richard
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get the civic and remove the front seat and sit in the back seat and
that might work????
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Old 08 Apr 2004, 10:49 pm
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The 98-99 Accord without the sunroof have a lot, but maybe not enough for
you.

(don't laugh), but I had a '95 Neon. There was so much headroom and legroom
it was very nice. They had the true bubble roof and had a low seating
position, but great support from the seats. I know some of them had a bad
rap, but mine was trouble free. Traded it in at 73k miles. It was a
5-speed... oh yeah, I am 6'0, 200lbs. (to give you some reference). I miss
it sometimes as it was a fun vehicle.

Any of the SUV's have plenty, though you will pay at the gas pumps

Keith




"jim" <jim@noname.com> wrote in message news:40761A52.1FAB@noname.com...
> RDL wrote:
> >
> > I'm looking for a used car to buy, possibly a 5-10 year old
> > Honda, and I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me about the
> > headroom and legroom in the various models/years. I'm 6'4" with
> > long legs and have been having a terrible time finding a car that
> > fits me. Any recommendations, including non-Honda, will be
> > greatly appreciated. Thanks.
> >
> > Richard
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> get the civic and remove the front seat and sit in the back seat and
> that might work????



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Old 09 Apr 2004, 05:55 am
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RDL wrote:
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> I'm looking for a used car to buy, possibly a 5-10 year old
> Honda, and I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me about the
> headroom and legroom in the various models/years. I'm 6'4" with
> long legs and have been having a terrible time finding a car that
> fits me. Any recommendations, including non-Honda, will be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Try a few on for size. You might be surprised. I have a friend who is 6'4"
who is currently driving an '83 3 door Civic. He also used to drive a 1200
Civic. However, I should note that the '88-'91 3 door Civics seem to have
much less room than the 4 door models.

Eric
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Old 09 Apr 2004, 06:16 am
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In article <s73c709q929urmf2k1k3jqjif46cq6f4cr@4ax.com>,
RDL <landsman+logan@att.net> wrote:

> I'm looking for a used car to buy, possibly a 5-10 year old
> Honda, and I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me about the
> headroom and legroom in the various models/years. I'm 6'4" with
> long legs and have been having a terrible time finding a car that
> fits me. Any recommendations, including non-Honda, will be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks.


VW Beetle. Hands down.

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Old 09 Apr 2004, 09:06 am
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RDL wrote:
> I'm looking for a used car to buy, possibly a 5-10 year old
> Honda, and I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me about the
> headroom and legroom in the various models/years. I'm 6'4" with
> long legs and have been having a terrible time finding a car that
> fits me. Any recommendations, including non-Honda, will be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks.
>
> Richard
>
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A guy at work is 6'6", and he likes the 2 door accord. The oversized door
makes it easier to get out when the seat is all the way back. He has an
'04. He didn't look at the previous years models.


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Old 09 Apr 2004, 07:42 pm
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I'm just over six feet tall and I love my '92 Accord two door. I have
the seat about four notches from the full slid back, and the seat back
reclined two notches. I especially like that the back edge of the door
is behind my head when I turn to look out my window. In the wife's four
door, the door edge is right at my shoulder. bob

L Alpert wrote:
>
> RDL wrote:
> > I'm looking for a used car to buy, possibly a 5-10 year old
> > Honda, and I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me about the
> > headroom and legroom in the various models/years. I'm 6'4" with
> > long legs and have been having a terrible time finding a car that
> > fits me. Any recommendations, including non-Honda, will be
> > greatly appreciated. Thanks.
> >
> > Richard
> >
> > ***************************
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>
> A guy at work is 6'6", and he likes the 2 door accord. The oversized door
> makes it easier to get out when the seat is all the way back. He has an
> '04. He didn't look at the previous years models.

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Old 10 Apr 2004, 01:36 am
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In article <s73c709q929urmf2k1k3jqjif46cq6f4cr@4ax.com>, RDL
<landsman+logan@att.net> wrote:

> I'm looking for a used car to buy, possibly a 5-10 year old
> Honda, and I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me about the
> headroom and legroom in the various models/years. I'm 6'4" with
> long legs and have been having a terrible time finding a car that
> fits me. Any recommendations, including non-Honda, will be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks.
>
> Richard
>
> ***************************
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I'm 6'4" and 275 lbs. I drive a 2003 Accord 4-door LX (NO SUNROOF)
there is plenty of headroom and the seats are phenomenally supportive.

Just make sure to get one WITHOUT a sunroof.

-Steve
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Old 10 Apr 2004, 08:06 am
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I found the latest generation of preludes have a fair amount of leg room. I
however found that the seating position for the
honda pilot was not comfortable, I'm 6'2".

Currently I drive a 2000 accord, its not bad for leg room. I test drove a
jetta once and the leg room also wasn't bad.
But I recommend taking lots of test drives until you find one that feels
good, or at least sit in lots of cars.


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> I'm looking for a used car to buy, possibly a 5-10 year old
> Honda, and I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me about the
> headroom and legroom in the various models/years. I'm 6'4" with
> long legs and have been having a terrible time finding a car that
> fits me. Any recommendations, including non-Honda, will be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks.
>
> Richard
>
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Old 10 Apr 2004, 09:13 am
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Default Re: Headroom and legroom for tall driver - Thanks everyone for the suggestions

RDL <landsman+logan@att.net> wrote:

>I'm looking for a used car to buy, possibly a 5-10 year old
>Honda, and I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me about the
>headroom and legroom in the various models/years. I'm 6'4" with
>long legs and have been having a terrible time finding a car that
>fits me. Any recommendations, including non-Honda, will be
>greatly appreciated. Thanks.
>
>Richard
>
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Thanks all of you for the replies. I've found that the moon/sun
roof is the culprit in almost every make and model of car, so my
search has been greatly narrowed (maybe too greatly, since almost
every car has got them now!). Too bad they don't list head and
leg room along with engine size and transmission type!

--Richard

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