Just went to two local dealerships, and was lucky enough to be able to sit in one at each (both sold).
Any comments greatly appreciated.... I do also realize that everyone has a different "trunk" size.
Hi Martin, just for reference, I am also 6'3", and I currently weigh about ~200-205 pounds. I have broad shoulders, and fairly muscular legs. My upper body is only slightly above average in terms of muscular build for a person at 28. I'm also married (in case you're getting any ideas... haahh j/k).
With that said, I DO JUST fit in the Solstice.
If I was any taller, I might not have gotten the car. Basically, the only way to be comfortable in the car is to pivot the seat forward, and then push the seat as far back as you can until it clicks. This gives you the greatest leg room possible. Then, recline the seat until it's flush up against the back. This is basically the ONLY way you can drive the car.
The only issue I have is that I like to recline somewhat when I'm driving in a calm manner. Either if it's long distances on the highway, or just taking a relaxing drive. I can't slide down into the seat at all because there is a natural lumbar support in the seat which then becomes out of place (and makes it somewhat uncomfortable). I find that when I DO sit properly in the seat, I tend to slouch forward because of how verticle the seat back is.
It really isn't the most ideal seating situation for someone of my size. I also have a few Fieros, and they fit me like a glove, with TONS of room. All in all, I do manage, and I drive it 30 minutes back and 30 minutes forth from work every day. Small price to pay for such a cool car.
The steering wheel DOES adjust too, by the way... so that's really a non issue.
Good info. I did adjust the steering column to its maximum - and for me, it still appeared to be a bit of an encumbrance. I will go back this week again and hopefully one of the sold cars will still be at the dealership to try.
Interesting what you say about adjusting the seat.... I slide the seat all the way back, but it sounds like you may get an extra inch or two by the method you employ.... but it means the seat back is then very upright... am I understanding this correctly??
I was wondering if there might be a way of getting a seat mount that lowers the seat fractionally - even an inch would help.
I do it a little differently than 82-T/A. I do not like a vertical seatback at all. It may sound backward, but I actually slide the seat forward a couple of clicks, then recline the back as far as it will go.
Yes, it uses up a little legroom, and my knees stick up a bit, but after two weeks of experimentation, I have gotten it juuust about right.
My only complaint is that my right knee hits the keys dangling from the ignition. Not sure what I'm going to do about that.
Insteap is the clue. 38" is the limit I believe (maybe 36")
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