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Motors for big lads.

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Andrew G, May 25, 2020.

  1. Andrew G

    Gangster

    Joined: May 28, 2007

    Posts: 391

    Location: Lakeside, Essex

    Hi Guys n Girls

    So I'm a chonky guy, who recently had an accident which has caused what I think they call these days "life changing injury's" (Sacral Spinal Cord Injuries) and I need to sell my 2015 Kia Ce'ed and get a SUV/MPV (so I don't have to bend down to get in). Iv'e ruled out a true 4x4 since it attracts the full road tax. I wanted to ask the hive mind, what SUV/MPV have what I shall say a "generous" sized driver seat with small to none side leg bolsters. Currently in the Ceed the small/medium driver seat I spill over onto the side bolsters which is now putting pressure on my legs and lower bum which since the injury will cause my back to go into spasm. Since we are still in lock down I have been unable to go out and sit in a car to see how it fits so I thought I would ask on here to see what the community would suggest.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Quartz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 1, 2014

    Posts: 10,749

    Location: Aberdeen

    I'm 6'4" and a lard-ass. I drive a Skoda Yeti.
     
  3. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 68,599

    Probably not ideal for your use but some 4x4s like pickups, etc. come under light commercial tax. Though living with a pickup is a whole another experience again.
     
  4. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 35,733

    Location: Staffordshire

    I’m not a lard-ass, neither am I tall, but I find the wife’s Yeti to be really comfortable.
     
  5. inflames

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 15, 2016

    Posts: 758

    Alot will come down to your budget. I am a big lad myself and have been in a handful of SUV's, the lexus RX is a very comfy place to be and so is ther Volvo XC90. One friend has a Land Cruiser and that was a very comfy ride from passenager seat.
     
  6. no idea what

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 9,595

    Location: Lincolnshire

    My neighbour is a pretty big chap and fits well into a Volvo xc70
     
  7. skaif

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 25, 2014

    Posts: 2,836

    Location: East of the middle

    Skoda Karoq - had one for a few years and it's been perfect.
     
  8. Andrew G

    Gangster

    Joined: May 28, 2007

    Posts: 391

    Location: Lakeside, Essex

    Oh sorry yes I totally forgot to say a budget.

    I have looked on Auto trader and a 65 plate Kia Ceed 3 ISG with average miles at a general second car place seems to go for £7,000 to £7,250, my car has less than 35k miles so should be worth more. It has full main dealer service history and I had the more expensive air con gassed last year so shouldn't need to doing this year (Aug service). So as a part ex would I be safe in thinking I would get minimum £6,000? I have £3,000 saved up I would be able to borrow up to £7,200 MAX for everything (Insurance, tax, warranty et al).

    I had been looking at BMW X3 SE 3.0D models but without being able to get out there to get bum in seat I just cannot tell if I would fit. But I would gladly take a reality check for what my back needs rather than what my heart/head wants.
     
  9. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 35,733

    Location: Staffordshire

    Limited budget would suggest a 3.0D BMW would be a bad idea. They aren’t particularly cheap to run, and repair costs could end up eye-watering.
     
  10. Andrew G

    Gangster

    Joined: May 28, 2007

    Posts: 391

    Location: Lakeside, Essex

    Would that limit you to 60mph on A and M roads since a commercial vehicle?
     
  11. HoneyBadger

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,791

    Location: Kent

    Kia Sportage/Sorrento?

    We have a 64 Sportage ISG 3 and I love it.
     
  12. flea.rider

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 7, 2017

    Posts: 947

    grab yourself a cmax ..
     
  13. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 68,599

    Depends on the pickup - double cabs, dual purpose ones are mostly exempt from van speed limits but there are some exceptions that aren't covered by that due to things like the overall vehicle weight.
     
  14. HoneyBadger

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,791

    Location: Kent

    Our Amarok was exempt as being considered a commercial.
     
  15. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

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    Location: Northern England

    A better diet and light exercise within your physical constraints.
     
  16. Nikumba

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 4, 2002

    Posts: 3,662

    Location: Bourne, Lincs

    Kia Sorento
     
  17. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,046

    Yea sorry to sound like an ***hole but I agree here.

    Back injury or not you'll burn about 1000 calories a day at least doing literally nothing, eat less calories than that and you'll loose weight, it's as simple as that.

    Probably do a world of good for you.
     
  18. adam cool dude

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 8,459

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    I have always thought seats are pretty much the same size no matter the car. It's the space around them that changes. My little Suzuki seats are similar in size to my Saab which is a big car.

    If you can't fit in the seat of a Kia Ce'ed then a bigger car isn't going to help. Maybe a van or something with a bench seat but not sure if they even exist these days?
     
  19. 3t3P

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 20, 2006

    Posts: 3,142

    Scirocco R
     
  20. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 35,733

    Location: Staffordshire

    Golf R surely, bigger cabin and you won’t get embarrassed at the lights ;)