I'm a hair or two shy of 6'1", I fit in my Ford Escort okay, there's still another notch on the seat rack I think. There's a Ford Tempo I drive a bit that I barely fit into, (and is a struggle to make EPA figures in with the auto never mind 35 hwy) also I've heard that first generation Neons are rather tight, I've only driven 2nd gens, which were kind of close but not as bad as the Tempo. Drove an Echo '05 model and was comfortable.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
I'm 6' tall with some 6' 3" tall friends who all fit in my civic, including a friend who is 6'3 and 300 pounds who drove my car and thought that it had plenty of room, then tried the back seat and started to wonder why more cars don't have this much space, I've had simaler experience with the non SI models of Honda CRX.
not sure if the 4 door metros have a lower roof then the hatch backs, it seems like they have less head room in the back tho.
38.5 MPG at 83 MPH across Nebraska - proven mileage for hundreds of highway miles. I can get 40+ if I hypermile a known stretch.
If you want a gigantic car with an automatic, V6, tons of room, and high mileage (I can get 35+ easily and I'm 6'3" 220), get a Malibu Maxx without a sunroof. My wife has a Maxx LT without sunroof, which is hard to find. The LS is easy to find without, but has less amenities, more manual items, but gets better mileage, albeit not as quiet.
Test drive one and you'll wonder why anyone drives an SUV. (I know of zero people who go off-road in an SUV - they all use trucks for that.)
The SS has a bigger engine and worse mileage. Don't get the sunroof - it shaves another 5 MPG off. You can still smoke the tires with the LS or LT or LTZ with the smaller engine, so MORE than plenty of power to spare.
Also, the Maxx is engineered to go 8500 miles between oil changes safely with zero damage to the engine.
Looking to trade for an early 1988 Honda CRX HF (Pillar mounted seat belts)