I'm a tall guy, but there is a part of me that just loves these tiny cars! But the problem is, I'm 6 foot 4. I have no idea if I'll even fit in one. I'd love to own a Honda Today, Suzuki Mightyboy, or a Nissan PAO.
Any tall guy on here ever try and squeeze into a kei car?
Some empirical evidence...
I am 6'3". I owned a Honda N600 for a minute, sold it because I couldn't physically drive it without serious modification to the car, or my legs.
A buddy had an Honda S600 coupe. I literally could not get in the door. The opening was too small for me to fold myself into it. I tried head first, then sit down, but couldn't get my legs in. And I am fairly limber.
I have driven a friend's Honda Z600. The drive lasted 5 minutes, it took maybe 2 more minutes to get in and out of the car, and it was the most uncomfortable 7 minutes of my life.
Now a first-gen Civic, I think you could swing that. But I'd steer you towards a 240Z or Celica.