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Hybrid cars for long legs?

longlegsnocarlonglegsnocar Posts: 4
edited February 10 in Buick
Hello,

I'm looking for a hybrid car, but the problem is that I'm 6'8" with a ridiculous 40" inseam. For most cars I sit in, my knees hit the wheel, and I can't angle my legs because then I'm hitting the brakes at an angle. I'm skinny and my torso is more normal size, so there isn't as much a problem with seat width or headroom. I've sat in a 2012 Toyota Camry hybrid and a 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid, but no luck with my knees. I did drive a Chevy Impala (2008?) for a weekend, and my legs were very comfortable, however I would like a hybrid for gas mileage. I know there are listings of cars for tall people, but I haven't had much luck finding hybrid cars for tall people. Could anyone please tell me if they are familiar with fuel efficient cars for people with really long legs?

Thanks in advance!

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  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,816
    If the car is not designed with too many power features in the driver's seat, I believe that some companies sell extender rails to provide more leg room. I drive a 2008 FEH, but it does not have the kind of room you appear to need (and it only gets 30 MPG).
  • Hi,

    Thank you both for that information. I will look into this as it seems very helpful. Do you know of any good fuel efficient cars that wouldn't require a seat extender?

    Thanks again in advance!
  • lindaloo4lindaloo4 Posts: 3
    Hi Longlegsnocar - have you found a standard car you are comfortable in?
    We have a 40" inseamer in the family... (7foot tall)

    Would love to see what you have tried that worked! We are going to check out the extender as well!

    Thanks!
  • longlegsnocarlonglegsnocar Posts: 4
    edited May 2013
    I started to methodically go through various lists, but I've had to pause to finish up some stuff for school. My first thought though was that I'll probably have to go with a full-sized sedan, good fuel economy or not (though hopefully the former). I'll try to update my findings, and if you find anything yourself, please feel free to share!

    PS - Glad to know I'm not alone!
  • @lindaloo4 said: Hi Longlegsnocar - have you found a standard car you are comfortable in?
    We have a 40" inseamer in the family... (7foot tall)

    Would love to see what you have tried that worked! We are going to check out the extender as well!

                         Thanks!
    

    Just an update - I went with a Buick Lacrosse (Shaq's car). It had the best space for my knees, and it is a pretty nice car, with the only downside being the mileage. Good luck hunting!

  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,913

    Just an update - I went with a Buick Lacrosse (Shaq's car).

    Glad to hear you found something. I imagine Shaq's interior was extremely modified ;)

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