I bought the 2016 Prius and I have never loved a car so much. An obvious choice would be a Prius because it gets great gas mileage, is REALLY comfortable. I still have my old trusty 2005 Prius with 241,000 miles. My 2005 is THE MOST RELIABLE CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED. I have only had an A/C blower go out last week. Seriously consider the Prius. It isnt the most fun car ever to drive, but is the best value. You can get a 2nd gen Prius (2004-2009) for a very low price right now (below $6000). Tall people also fit extremely well in the Prius. Tons of seat adjustments. My seat goes back so far I sometimes wonder if people could be that tall. It also hauls kids with ease.