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View Poll Results: How tall are you?
5'5" and below 12 4.05%
5'6"- 5'7" 21 7.09%
5'8"- 5'9" 44 14.86%
6'0"- 6'1" 103 34.80%
6'2" - 6"3 64 21.62%
6'4" and above 52 17.57%
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Old 06-30-2003, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Poll: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

I'm 6'3" and today while I was visiting Bud's I sat in a Z06 and felt like I was 7'3." It appeared that the seat was all the way back. How do the tall people here fit in their Z?

P.S. Every time I'm in Buds showroom my Corvette Fever is reignited and all my blood flows to my left foot and right hand. Is that Normal?
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Old 06-30-2003, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know, bro. I'm 6'1" and even with my helmut on I barely scrape the roof. Maybe just a seat adjustment........?

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Old 06-30-2003, 05:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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At 6'1" I have no problem at all - I even scoot the seat up some. BUT, with my helmet on, it's a different story. I have to move the seat up further and lean it back pretty far in order to fit. I guess it's not too bad, it's just different so it takes a bit to get used to it.
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I am 6'2" and I don't have a prob. with head room and getting in or out of the Z.

Even with my helmet on I don't touch the roof with the helmet.

Got to be seat adjustment.

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I'm just under 6'4" and have a fairly long torso -- and fit in. The seat is all the way back, slight angle and it works just fine.

My son is 6'6", but has a longer legs and shorter torso than me -- and he keeps telling me he could easily drive it.
--- which if he learns to drive a stick on someone else's car I just might consider--
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6'1" here, and no problems at all. Plenty of room, and I love the way it feels!

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My son is 6'6", but has a longer legs and shorter torso than me -- and he keeps telling me he could easily drive it.
--- which if he learns to drive a stick on someone else's car I just might consider--
If you're ever in mid-west Ohio he could learn in my car. He needs to learn! If I wouldn't have gotten a stick, I would have never had such a desire for Z06s, Vipers, and M5's. The best cars only come with 1 transmission option.
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6'1" . . . no problem w/ a helmet either (not sure if I'd have an issue with a helmut though . . . Mike, are those the ones with the pointy spike on the top? )
Top of the helmet rubs a little bit, but not too much . . . depends mostly on what I had for breakfast.
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I have a client that is 6'7" - he got into the driver seat - and there is no way he can drive this car! He almost looked like he was sitting in a go-cart.

It's really too bad - because he was really interested in buying a Z06.
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I'm 5'8" and am pretty cumfy in the car. I am at the other end of the scale. I have the seat pretty far forward but, it still feels just right.


P.S. I feel ten feet tall while driving the Z
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6'1" . . . no problem w/ a helmet either (not sure if I'd have an issue with a helmut though . . . Mike, are those the ones with the pointy spike on the top? )

Yea, Eric....that's the one. Got it off a German Kaiser during the War

(that was right after I won the school spellin' bee) :eek:
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6'3" here. Fit is pretty good. Top of helmet just barely touches the headliner. I did get an aftermarket steering wheel and installed it with a spacer to bring the wheel closer to me so that I could slide my seat back a little more to give me additional knee clearance from the dash. John Caravaggio said that the '03 Z has a different headliner that gives about an additional 1 inch of headroom. I'll probably put one of those in to eliminate the slight roof touching of my helmet.
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5'4" with long torso, no legs. I have the seat way up. On track days I have the seat up, but all the way down for helmet clearance. This car is extremely comfy on long trips. I don't see how big people drive comfortably, especially with helmets.

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I'm 6'1" and if I sit up straight my helmet will barely touch the headliner, otherwise no problem.
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6'5" 275lbs and I fit just fine
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