HELP... I need to purchase an automobile


#1

I’ve owned a few motor cars throughout my years. Always knew what I wanted. Now, I am at a loss.
1st car - '72 Tbird, 2nd car - '78 TBird TownLandau (wanted the '79 LincolnMarkV), 3rd car - '85 Cutlass Brougham (wanted the '85 Delta88 Coupe), 4th car -‘94 GrandMarquis (deSade pkge: leather interior, canvas roof, xtra chrome).
Obviously, these are not “driver’s cars”. They rode quietly, smoothly. Easy to get in and out of & easy on the wallet.
At 6’, I don’t seem to even fit into most contemporary automobiles.

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#2

I’m not sure if you’re telling us what you’ve had in the past… or if you’re considering these cars for purchase.

What are your needs for a vehicle? Do you need to be able to haul stuff? Do you need lots of room for passengers, or will you be driving alone most of the time? Is fuel economy a concern?

Identifying what you need your vehicle to do is the first step. We can go from there.


#3

Nonsense , with adjustable seats and steering columns I can’t even believe you wrote that.


#4

Unless the contemporary automobiles in which you sat were all sub-compacts, that statement just doesn’t make much sense.


#5

I find bending over to be somewhat of an issue. My Honda CRV is pretty easy to get in and out of.


#6

i think the selection of newer full frame RWD sedans is limited. maybe find as new/low mileage town car you can? should be easy on the internet


#7

Sadly, the closest car to those you’ve owned is a Suburban or Escalade! Body on frame, V8 engines, RWD, isolated ride quality, but obviously taller.


#8

The Forester is very easy to get in and out, and has tons of headroom. I have the seat all the way up, with an added cushion, and I have lots of headroom.

Note: get a car without sunroof, it subtracts an inch or two.


#9

I am 6 foot tall and every car we have had since 1998 has had a power sun roof and it has not been a problem.


#10

Consumer Reports recently had an article about recommended cars for seniors. As I recall the Subaru Forester was high on the list.


#11

HELP… I need to purchase an automobile.

I’m not loaning you any money!! LOL :yum:


#12

Without more info there’s nothing we can really help you with. New/used? Budget? Use?


#13

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