Need a car with loads of leg room. Suggestions please !!

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I have tried loads of cars and just cannot get my legs comfortably under the steering wheel I have tried vw golf, renault clio (old model), vauxhall corsa, old vauxhall astra estate, ford escort and cannot sit comfortably in any of them.

The only car that I have found that has enough leg room for me is the renault clio 3 (post 2006 model) that I learnt to drive in.

I would love any sugggestions of other cars with loads of leg room, I have no problem with headroom just legroom.

Cheers
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Jaguar XJ40.
Old enough to qualify for classic car insurance but new enough to drive like a modern car. I've had two!

You get a choice of 2.9 3.2 3.6 or 4.0 litre engines.
The 2.9 feels very sluggish but that's just because it's a big car. It's actually perfectly adequet.
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(Original post by JC.)
Jaguar XJ40.
Old enough to qualify for classic car insurance but new enough to drive like a modern car. I've had two!

You get a choice of 2.9 3.2 3.6 or 4.0 litre engines.
The 2.9 feels very sluggish but that's just because it's a big car. It's actually perfectly adequet.
Those look so nice
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(Original post by skinbo)
I have tried loads of cars and just cannot get my legs comfortably under the steering wheel I have tried vw golf, renault clio (old model), vauxhall corsa, old vauxhall astra estate, ford escort and cannot sit comfortably in any of them.

The only car that I have found that has enough leg room for me is the renault clio 3 (post 2006 model) that I learnt to drive in.

I would love any sugggestions of other cars with loads of leg room, I have no problem with headroom just legroom.

Cheers
How much do you intend to spend and how much can you afford towards maintenance of the car?

Any particular type of vehicle you favour? My eldest daughter has very long legs and we gave her a Volvo C30 for her every day needs. The other alternative we were looking at were the BMW MINI and a VW Beetle, most 3 door cars tend to have longer leg room space than it's 5 door equivalents.
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I had a BMW 750 a few years back, plenty of legroom both in the front and in the back, it also had double glazing for reasons I never quite understood.
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Come on guys, looking at the cars listed by the OP, it's sort of obvious a 750i and a Jag XJ40 is best left with us car enthusiasts.

I'd say a BMW e46 320d, Audi a3 tdi 8L, Audi A4 1.8t/1.9 Seat leon tdi, an e36 BMW M3 (kidding), Skoda Fabie Vrs, Nissan Skyline R32, Mazda MX5 (stick your legs out the open top), an e30 318iS, a Volvo 850R Turbo, and since you like french cars: A Renault Clio 172.
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Clio 172/182s have really ****e leg room and a horrendous driving position. I've found mk2 Puntos to be all right.
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Fiat Grande Puntos have loads of leg room if you after that sort of car. I'm 6.2" and I can get very comfortable. I own a 2004 Vectra which has plenty of space and is very comfortable to drive. Left arm rests on centre console and right on the door.
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my Renault megane seems to have a fair bit of leg room
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My brother's 6'4" and has a mk2 Renault Megane and seems to have no problems.
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(Original post by Nunkey)
Come on guys, looking at the cars listed by the OP, it's sort of obvious a 750i and a Jag XJ40 is best left with us car enthusiasts.

I'd say a BMW e46 320d, Audi a3 tdi 8L, Audi A4 1.8t/1.9 Seat leon tdi, an e36 BMW M3 (kidding), Skoda Fabie Vrs, Nissan Skyline R32, Mazda MX5 (stick your legs out the open top), an e30 318iS, a Volvo 850R Turbo, and since you like french cars: A Renault Clio 172.
BMW 3 series 4 door models have sod all room. Same for the touring models. Coupe's have different seats and are set a bit further back.

Leg room in a hatchback couldn't be more antithetical if you tried. It's like a warm snowman!
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I'm 6ft 3 and I can comfortably fit behind the wheel of my R reg Fiesta no problem. It only set me back £150 as well!!
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I'm tall and I fit in a corsa fine. Look for one with an adjustable steering column (there is a little leaver that looks like a tray under where you put the key in to start it up. That pushes down and then the wheel moves up and down). It's usually the comfort or SXI model.
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Im 6'4" and I manage to drive my 1975 Beetle.

I do feel I look like this while driving it sometimes though (sorry could only find it in German)

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**** safety, I'm sure you'd rather look like a total badass.

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Attach a turret to the back, and you're good to go.
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Our family has a Skoda Fabia, which has loads (this coming from a family with an average height of 6'2")
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(Original post by skinbo)
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Honda Civic? 02-05 models have loads of space, even in the back.........

Also some steering wheels can be adjusted.
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I'm 6.1 and I can drive my mates seat Leon quite comfortably


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hey you know you can push the seat back!
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