A Shortcut For Tall People to Research Which Cars Have Ample Headroom and Which Don't

Cars for Tall People – A Shortcut to Discovering Headroom 

By Bob Gordon, a not so tall writer

Its one thing to look at pretty pictures of cars…the wind rushing through the drivers hair as he takes curves on the PCH at "Don't try this yourself…professional driver on a closed and controlled course” speeds. It’s another to have the top of your coif pressing into the fuzz of a roof liner.

So how do tall people have to shop for cars to see if they can fit?

Option One
Visit dealers and sit in the models that look high… this could take months and months and without a doubt the car that will really turn you on will not be available to sit in.

Option Two
Go on line and visit The Auto Channel where you will find the exclusive and patent applied for,(hear that you plagiarizing bastards out there) TACH Bodystyle Database which will allow tall shoppers to rank all of the cars sold in the U.S. by most dimentions including Front and Rear Headroom…thus limiting their dealer visit and crunching their keppy on the roof time.

Some Tall Guy Car Facts culled from the only way to easily get this Info anywhere in the world: TACH BODYSTYLE COMPARAGRAPH

                      Front Headroom:

Convertibles - Most   

40.7”        

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GL

Convertibles   Least   

34.6”        

2003 Honda S2000

Coupe - Most          

39.9”        

2003 Toyota Echo

Coupe - Least

36.7”

2002 BMW M Series M coupe

Hatchbacks- Most

41.3”

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GL

Hatchbacks

36.6”

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS

Minivan- Most

42.5”

2003 Ford Econoline Wagon E-150 XL

Minivan- Least

38.9”

2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 SWB

Sedan- Most

40.8”

2003 Nissan Altima 2.5

Sedan- Least

37.1”

2003 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro

SUV- Most

42.5”

2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

SUV- Least

37.6”

2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Montero Sport

Pickup- Most

44.4”

2002 Hummer H1 4 Door Open Top

Pickup- Least

38.5”

2003 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner Regular Cab 4AT

Wagon- Most

40.6”     

2003 Toyota Matrix

Wagon- Least

37.4”

2003 BMW 5 Series 525iT sport wagon

 

                      Rear Seat Headroom (Tall People have tall friends or children)

Convertible Most

39.7”

2002 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Convertible Least

33.2”

2003 Jaguar XK Series XKR

Coupe  Most

38.3”

2002 Cadillac Eldorado ESC

Coupe Least

32.6”

2003 Audi TT 180 Coupe

Hatchback  Most

40.0”

2003 Ford Focus ZX3 Premium

Hatchback Least

30.1”

2003 Acura RSX

Minivan Most

41.3”

2003 Volkswagen Eurovan GLS

Minivan  Least

36.3”

2002 Kia Sedona EX

Sedan Most

42.2”

2003 Chevrolet Impala LS

Sedan Least

35.8”

2003 Chrysler Sebring LX

SUV Most

42.1”

2003 Jeep Liberty Sport

SUV Least

37.0”

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS W/ PREMIUM PACKAGE

Wagon Most

40.0”

2003 Ford Focus ZTW

Wagon Least

36.6”

2002 Suzuki Esteem GLX+ 4AT

 

                For all the rankings go here http://db.theautochannel.com/db/as_cdcompare_by_bodystyle.phtml?switch=1

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