Which 4x4 SUV and small runaround for a tall driver?

We have recently retired, aged 62 and 55. We intend to dispose of our eight-year-old Jaguar S-Type (62,000 miles, average condition) and Ford Focus Ghia 2-litre (34,000 miles, good condition) and replace them with an economical 4x4 as well as a smaller runaround for short distances. My height, at six-foot four-inches, causes problems. For the 4x4 I had been thinking of a Freelander 2, but I am open to ideas. I have no idea of a runaround. I tried a Polo 1.2-litre and couldn’t get into the driver’s seat. We can afford a total of £35,000 plus the disposal of our existing cars. We will be happy with either new or used.

Asked on 21 April 2012 by JRJ, Crawley

Answered by Honest John
I recommend the Citroen C3 Picasso. My video shows Citroen's six-foot five-inch head of PR getting into the front and the back: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/citroen/citroen-c3...t.

Then, if you can afford it, an F23 BMW X3 3.0 diesel: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/bmw/bmw-x3-f25//.

If that's too much, a Honda CR-V, bearing in mind there will be a new, bigger, CR-V later this year.
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