I’m currently looking into what car I want to drive after I get my license.
I’ve decided that I’ll possibly go with an SUV (automatic), however I’m a bit partial on having the gear shift in the steering column. Possibly because the cars I’ve learned to drive with were a first generation Pontiac Montana and a 2001 GMC Sierra. Both had the gear shift in the column.
So I was wondering if anyone else out there knew of some SUV’s that had a column mounted shiftier. It sort of looks like the 2001 Honda CR-V might have a column shifter. The rest after that looks like its in the upper console. Which I guess I could settle for, but I want to see what’s available with the column shift first.
I’m not looking for anything shiny and new, I don’t think any newer models have this feature anymore anyway. I’d even look into a truck, but it has to be amazing on gas. Any other advice or tips appreciated.
UPDATE I’ve had a few comments reasoning that I should get a car. So here are a few reasons why I decided to go with an SUV that I wrote in a reply. “...I find driving a small car a bit difficult for myself since I am taller than average. I have driven the Ford Fiesta, and it was fun to drive, however, I found that the small head space made me feel uncomfortable, even a bit nauseated. I also found that sitting so low was uncomfortable, and I am planning to use my car for longer trips. The other downside is that winters here can be brutal. So having a bit higher coverage would be beneficial. I also plan to use my car to drive my grandparents around. My grandma doesn’t drive, and my grandpa will be getting eye surgery and won’t be able to drive for a time. So a car thats a bit low would be hard for them to get in and out of.” The rest of my family are also very tall, and would appreciate the leg room.