oh, I would never have thought that tent was good in wind!  Thanks for suggesting that option to consider.

Springbars are famous for standing up to  ferocious tent-eating dust devils in the Utah desert.   Here's a video the manufacturer uses to demonstrate one standing in hurricane force wind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-0bZoGm9Is

I should mention that there is a competing  brand called "Kodiak flexbow" that is similar in design but slightly cheaper. The tents have kind of a cult following and I'm on team Springbar.  You might be perfectly satisfied with a Kodiak.

A Kirkham's Outdoor Products customer shared this video of his Springbar Tent taking the wind of two tornadoes just a mile away.http://www.kirkhams.com/

I don't have much to add over what's already been said, but expanding on @REI-JohnJ 's mention of the Base Camp 6, our family uses that tent and it is indeed super roomy with plenty of height. It is definitely easier to put up with 2 people, but I have done it alone, it's possible. With practice I'm sure it gets better too. Definitely a car-camping tent though unless you've got a whole backpacking crew where the gear can be spread around so that somebody hauls not much else besides the tent, it's heavy.

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Consider the REI Grand Hut 4. https://www.rei.com/product/128687/rei-co-op-grand-hut-4-tent I purchased it for many of the same reasons. I am 5'8" and can set it myself.

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Like the person above me, I was persuaded to get a 3 person Springbar by my wife and we love it! It has been an awesome addition for car camping. That said, I also second the vote for the North Face Wawona 4 .

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Thank you everyone for the awesome advice.  The poles on my current tent are about ready to give, so I need a new tent asap. Both base camps are sold out.  I think I'm going to take a chance on the Wawona 4 and then start saving and waiting for a Springbar.  I'm so glad I wrote to ask for advice!