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I am out of the country currently, (returning back to the states in a month) and was looking to purchase a coupe.
Who is the tallest member on this board?

Will my head hit the ceiling? I am 6ft 3 and 177 lbs.
I have a hard time fitting in a prowler with the top on but I fit fine in cars like a civic coupe or RSX coupe.
 

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Welcome to the forum. We have had this conversation before. I am sure one of our taller members will offer advice.
 

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Welcome! I'm 6'5" & wear 34 length pants and I fit fine in my 07 GXP ...(I know it's not a coupe, but I'd assume clearance should be pretty similar...others here would know more)
 

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I'm 6'2" / 6'3" ( depending on the time of day ),
205 pounds,
34 inseem on the pants.

I fit nicely.

To me the coupe and the vert are the same fit...
 

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Fit and comfort are two different questions.

My nephew who is 6'3" and athletic passed on buying a solstice because his head touched the roof, or his legs were cramped if he slid the seat forward to recline the back to keep his head from touching.

I'm 5'11" with 32" inseam and when I have the seat adjusted the way I like it I can just slide my fingers between my head and the soft top with no liner.

I can never pull up to the white line at traffic signals if I want to see when the light turns green.

You definitely need to sit in one. Get the seat adjusted the way you would want to sit while driving and see if you fit.

I will add that there is way more room than my '74 Triumph Spitfire had.
 

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I'm 5'11" with 32" inseam and when I have the seat adjusted the way I like it I can just slide my fingers between my head and the soft top with no liner.
Hmm. I'm also 5'11" (now, used to be more) with 32" inseam and I fit fine with a hand width of space above. Guess it depends on how high and how reclined you have the seat.
 

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My 6'3" nephew loves to drive my coupe.
 

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Guess it depends on how high and how reclined you have the seat.
My point exactly. When I first got the car I put the seat back straight up, slid the seat all the way back and then reclined the seat back until it just touched. I was very comfortable travelling with the top down and could spend all day in the car.

When cold weather set in I had to leave the top up and noticed that I could not see the traffic lights and my hair was touching the soft top.

I have moved the seat forward and reclined the seat back some. I'm not as comfortable but it works better.

This is why the question on whether someone will fit is so subjective. And why fit and fit comfortably are two different questions.
 

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6' 2" and a fat 270! With the EDAG hardtop on the '06, it is more of a pain in the rear getting in and out. In...easier, out takes a bit more effort! Keep a brush in the car as I usually drag back of head across window seal and muss up my hair-do! Once inside the Solstice, I usually have to have some kind of lower back support for long trips. If the seat is forward so that I can lean the seat back further, than my knees are against the lower dash. If the seat is back and the backrest is more vertical, my head is about an inch or less from roof, more comfortable but back starts hurting on longer runs. And if the seat is too far back or reclined too much, then you will have an annoying squeaking noise...leather on tulip panel. None of this bothers me as I have owned British sports cars for years...we'll, not exactly true anymore as I am now 64 years old! Currently have an MGB and an MG Midget. Relatively small cars. A lot of fun with the top down. The Midget...talk about a car that is hard to get in and out of with a hardtop on it!!!
 

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Fit and comfort are two different questions.

My nephew who is 6'3" and athletic passed on buying a solstice because his head touched the roof, or his legs were cramped if he slid the seat forward to recline the back to keep his head from touching.

I'm 5'11" with 32" inseam and when I have the seat adjusted the way I like it I can just slide my fingers between my head and the soft top with no liner.


I can never pull up to the white line at traffic signals if I want to see when the light turns green.

You definitely need to sit in one. Get the seat adjusted the way you would want to sit while driving and see if you fit.

I will add that there is way more room than my '74 Triumph Spitfire had.
Interesting, makes me wonder if there is a bit more room with the coupe hardtop. You guys have the power drivers seat dialed all the way down? I do that and put the seat most of the way back (there is room to move it back a bit further or recline it a bit), and good head room with me being 5'11" and now a thinner 176lbs.

I can see the coupe being ok for someone around 6' 2ish as long as they are slim/moderate build. This car is LOW to the ground and envelops a small frame, not sure how someone that is bigger can comfortably get in and be comfortable in the small space.
 

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As a comparison for you:

GXP coupe vs. Honda Civic Coupe (2012):

Legroom: 42.7 vs 42.2"

Headroom: 38.5 vs. 37.7"

Hiproom: 50.6 vs. 53.2"

Shoulder: 52.4 vs. 55.1"

See what I'm saying where the seating is tight? Even though this car is MUCH lower to the ground, look at legroom and headroom.
 

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Interesting, makes me wonder if there is a bit more room with the coupe hardtop. You guys have the power drivers seat dialed all the way down? I do that and put the seat most of the way back (there is room to move it back a bit further or recline it a bit), and good head room with me being 5'11" and now a thinner 176lbs.

I can see the coupe being ok for someone around 6' 2ish as long as they are slim/moderate build. This car is LOW to the ground and envelops a small frame, not sure how someone that is bigger can comfortably get in and be comfortable in the small space.
No power seats on my '06. Just back and forth and recline.

The one my nephew checked out did have power and he had it all the way down.

I wonder if the coupes have more headroom because they don't need all the structure for the soft top.
 

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In the Solstice Book it says that designer Franz von Holzhausen is 6'3, along w/him commenting on how several top executives were even taller. Lutz is around 6'5,6? Not saying the car is as comfortable for tall people but it appears he made sure his bosses could/would fit in it.

I'm 6ft, w/34 inseam and fit fine but don't think the seats were designed for long distance touring.
 

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In the Solstice Book it says that designer Franz von Holzhausen is 6'3, along w/him commenting on how several top executives were even taller. Lutz is around 6'5,6? Not saying the car is as comfortable for tall people but it appears he made sure his bosses could/would fit in it.

I'm 6ft, w/34 inseam and fit fine but don't think the seats were designed for long distance touring.
I've spent 11 plus hours in the seat and was very comfortable, but then again I spend that much time sitting on a motorcycle so the solstice seats are real plush for me. LOL!
 

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As a comparison for you:

GXP coupe vs. Honda Civic Coupe (2012):

Legroom: 42.7 vs 42.2"

Headroom: 38.5 vs. 37.7"

Hiproom: 50.6 vs. 53.2"

Shoulder: 52.4 vs. 55.1"

See what I'm saying where the seating is tight? Even though this car is MUCH lower to the ground, look at legroom and headroom.
This is great comparison.
I just made it back into the States today. I'm going to dealership to sit in it.

Thank you for all the replies.
 
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