I'm looking for a car that fits me. I'm 6'5", 300# and in the US, and would like something with reasonable economy, but still decent performance. I would prefer 4WD capability. Suggestions?
I'm currently driving a 2000 Chevy Blazer, but it's getting long in the tooth. My 1955 DeSoto is good too, as it was designed for people wearing hats.
Driving will be a 12-minute daily commute, a once-monthly out of town trip of about 200 miles, and an annual vacation road-trip of a couple-thousand miles.
Small cars I've successfully driven in the past: VW Beetle (1967, 1972, and 1974), Datsun 310, Dodge Colt (4th Gen), Chevy Camaro (3rd Gen). I can stick with trucks or SUVs, but it's hard to get decent economy for the commute that way.
Cars I've tried that don't work: Fiat 500 - no room for my knee while operating the clutch. Chevy HHR - poor forward vision due to the low roofline in front. Mini Cooper - bonk my head on the roof. And many many more that I've test-driven. I'm pretty convinced that if it gets good mileage or is sporty, I don't fit in it.
I guess I could get a Smart
, but I'd really like a little bit of performance. Any suggestions would be appreciated.