Ford Escape fits my L&H 85 E semigrand beautifully! Make sure any Escapes you look at have completely removable bottom seat cushions for the back seats when you lay down the back seats if you are needing to fit a semigrand. Not sure if a CG will fit, though…haven’t tried it.
I just bought a 2004 Toyota Matrix for my L&H 85 CG and I love it! But I do know that that the newer models (2008-2011) did not fit my harp. Really weird but I’m very happy with my car right now! The Saturn Vue also fit my concert grand harp really well also and it’s excellent on Gas Mileage!
I am also in the market for a new car. We are looking at the 2011 Ford Explorer and the Ford Flex. Harp fits better than perfect in the Flex but I am not thrilled at how the car looks. Any one know if an 85CG will fit in the new 2011 Ford Explorer?
Before I buy a car, I try one find the same model at a rental place, and rent it overnight. (Or from a friend to borrow for free.) I take it home and load up my harp, my keyboard, both amps, and music stands. Plus a big suitcase for good measure. Then I know for sure it will all fit! Plus, you can try driving it at night, on the freeway, backroads, etc. It’s saved me from one or two impulse buys I would have regretted.