I'm planning a trip to Manchester, England this January (previously
). And am going to rent a car for the duration. There will be two of us most of the time, but only I will be driving. (I can drive a manual).
The problem is my size, I'm 6' tall with a 72" waist. This means I can't fit behind most steering wheels. With the added problem that most of my height (and mass) is in my torso. I currently drive a Scion xB (Gen 1). I fit okay with a seat belt extension but my head touches the roof if I sit up straight.
My priorities are first comfort and safety. Second enjoyability, I'd prefer a nice foreign car over a truck or van. And third price.
So my questions are:
1) Of the available rental cars in England which ones will I be able to drive?
2) How can I be certain that I'll fit? What about seat belt extensions?
3) Of those cars, which is the nicest to drive? What do you recommend for me?
4) Is there a particular company/place I should rent from?