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    My daughter is just months away from getting a learner's permit. I'm starting my search for a used vehicle to get for her. Problem is, I have no idea what type of vehicle is good for a 4'9" tall teenager (Dr doesn't expect her to reach 5'). I plan to go to auto shows and the State Fair of Texas and just put her in a bunch of vehicles to find out what might fit her. But I thought I'd put it out to O.com to see if anybody could shorten the list of possible vehicles for me.

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    Hyundai Accent
    Smaller car, great milage, run forever
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        2009 Ford Focus. I have one, I'm 6'1", but it's great for short people too. FANTASTIC mileage, I get 30 mpg average in the city!

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          Originally posted by Taylor13 View Post
          Now that's funny Taylor!

          Problem is I don't think I could ever convince her on that one ----- or convince her mom that it was safe!!!

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            Thats because it isn't...

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              Honda Fit...
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                While your daughter is short I think her survival is still valuable to her parents, small tiny ****box of a car for a beginning driver is just asking to get squshed in an accident.

                I think something like a 97 Cadillac Seville with a big V8- and lots of metal electric seats adjusted way forward and up and tilt wheel extended and set where she can reach it, that will get 30 plus MPH on the high way and she won't end up a pancake when she has her first wreck.

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                  toyota celica. those were built for short people. a mitsubishi eclipse will also work.

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                    Originally posted by David Hineline View Post
                    While your daughter is short I think her survival is still valuable to her parents, small tiny ****box of a car for a beginning driver is just asking to get squshed in an accident.

                    I think something like a 97 Cadillac Seville with a big V8- and lots of metal electric seats adjusted way forward and up and tilt wheel extended and set where she can reach it, that will get 30 plus MPH on the high way and she won't end up a pancake when she has her first wreck.


                    Or a 1962 Chevy BelAire Station Wagon. Built like a tank.
                    He would have as much of a chance getting a 16 yr old female to accept the Chevy as he would the Caddy. Or the SmartCar.




                    Originally posted by Syncrosonix View Post
                    toyota celica. those were built for short people. a mitsubishi eclipse will also work.
                    Loved my 1981 Celica
                    Last edited by Iowa #1603; 09-10-2009, 06:35 PM.
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                      Tha professor says,

                      Just put a bunch of bricks or thangs on all tha' pedals....I'ts highly scientific but the end result is a shorter stroke fer tha' legs....
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                        Ford Ranger
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                          I like the way Hineline is thinking. Maybe a tank with blocks on the pedals!!!

                          I also thought about small trucks. The idea was met with more than a little resistance. After putting her in several vehicles, I'll probably get what I feel is best no matter what she believes is cool or uncool.

                          I wonder if I can find my first car --- 1967 Dodge Monaco ------ Now that was a tank!!!!! Im sure she would just love it

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                          • #14
                            Honda Accords are very good in safety, not sure about the whole height thing. Go to a dealer and have her sit in one, that might help it..

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                              I'm 6'03" and drive a 2003 Honda Accord. With the seat all the forward and up she reaches the pedal just fine. Problem is, the steering wheel is in her chest. It's just a bad fit somehow.

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