- November 20, 2023 at 10:20 pm #248846John
I am a very large man, 5’10, 400lbs, 28″ leg and looking for advice on which cars might be suitable for me to drive. All advice appreciated.
- November 20, 2023 at 10:41 pm #248857RhodgieParticipant
Help narrow it down a bit… what are your driving now, can you get in and out of a salon okay or do you prefer the higher SUV and how high can you manage. Do you need to carry any wheelchairs or scooters. If a hybrid could you charge it at home, could you manage public charging.November 20, 2023 at 10:48 pm #248858ColinParticipant
Only one part of the puzzle but I sat in a Toyota BZ4X the other day and didn’t like the seat as it seemed too wide for me, and I’m a long way from being called skinny.
"Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."November 21, 2023 at 9:33 am #249106desParticipant
C5 aircross would definitely be a good shout. I’ve sat in one and found the seat very wide. Even whatcar review off it stated that the seats are wide and with not much support, but enough to hold you in place. If you need your seat back a fair bit and sometimes have rear seat passengers then the seats in the back can be moved forward and backwards.
Reviews were slightly mixed but not bad. Basically it’s a car built for comfort rather than thrills.November 21, 2023 at 9:56 am #249109PswoffParticipant
I am about your size and currently have a Peugeot 5008 which is more than comfortable for me. I have the seat all the way down and back and there is still sufficient knee room for passengers behind me.
I have recently been taking test drives for my next car and these are the ones I canget in comfortably: SEAT Tarraco, Citroen C5 Aircross, Skoda Enyaq, Skoda Karoq, SEAT Ateca, Audi Q4 Etron, Peugeot 3008 and Renault Austral.
I hope this helps and you find something suitable.November 21, 2023 at 9:58 am #249111PswoffParticipant
Oh and the Nissan QashqaiNovember 21, 2023 at 10:50 am #249122desParticipant
A wild card here. Citroen Berlingo flair xtr multispace at £1895. It’s a van turned into an mpv so I presume the 5 seat version which has a good ap would be massive inside. Hud, keyless, pano roof, extra style bits n bobs, power fold mirrors.
I think I’ve talked myself into looking at it, as this time I’m going for practically over appearance. The rear sliding doors are handy which I noticed last night.
In a supermarket carpark and it was raining a guy with a walking frame and an old type ford with the sliding doors. Straight up to car slid side door open and sat frame in, opened his door and got in. He done this without moving. With ordinary doors he would have to have walked around the back door. Not saying that’s something you need but if you did, it was so quick and easy for him to do.November 22, 2023 at 11:17 am #249371Burgerman333Participant
Car size comparison site link with dimensions of length, width and height
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