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#210393 - 06/02/08 11:10 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: JohnK]
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
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That's good to know, not that I'll be in the market for a 2-seater any time soon.
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#210395 - 06/02/08 11:13 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: JohnK]
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Loc: Nebraska
Very true, my father is 6'5" and once had a miata he loved. Needless to say he's upgraded to a Lotus Elise.
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#210426 - 06/03/08 09:34 AM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: JohnK]
PeterChenoweth Offline
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
 Originally Posted By: JohnK
Miatas fit drivers up to and including 6'5" perfectly.


This isn't completely true.

I am 6'0" and I do not fit in a Miata with the top up.

My wife and I recently decided we wanted a convertible. The Miata and Pontiac Solstice were at the top of our list. We test-drove a softop '08 Miata at the local dealer. With the top up, my head was jammed against a metal support beam for the top. If I consciously slouched I could fit, but I'd still hit the crown of my head on every bump. Extremely annoying. Not comfortable (for me) at all. Great car otherwise, but I just didn't fit. \:\(

I fit just fine in the Solstice. No problem at all. That's what we ended up buying. We absolutely love it. \:\)


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#210446 - 06/03/08 11:54 AM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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VERY nice, PeterC. I much prefer the Solstice to the Sky.

I think quite a bit of the "fit" issue relates to how upright a person likes to sit. I have just never felt comfortable leaning back very far when driving, so I have the same concerns (and expectations) as Peter.
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#210448 - 06/03/08 11:58 AM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Some roadsters are OK. At 6'4", I like to drive fairly upright (at least compared to my wife), and I fit in the Z3/Z4, Mini Cooper, SLK350, and 350Z roadsters fine. Honda S2000, no way. Celica, I was sardined. Also couldn't fit in a Corvette, but it was at an auto show where the seat controls were disabled (or broken from abuse), and I think the seat wasn't as far back or down as it could go.
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#210449 - 06/03/08 11:59 AM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: medic8r]
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Oh, BTW, I was shocked to hear that a 6'5" person drove an Elise.

I suspect I'd also fit in a TT and Boxster, but haven't tried them on.
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#210452 - 06/03/08 12:34 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Loc: Richland, WA, USA
I think you'd fit in my trunk rather well.

Okay, so it's not as scary when you know I don't have a car.
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#210453 - 06/03/08 12:34 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
Interesting comments on the WRX earlier. I've had one since 2002 when they first came out in the states. Turbo lag is minimal and the car really goes and handles well too. It's been a good daily driver for me. I haven't heard great things about the new design for this year, so I wouldn't get another (not to mention that I just like to change it up whenever I get a new car), but it's been really good. I'm up to 93k miles and am thinking about getting in the market soon, but there is nothing out there I really want when I factor in MPG/Performance/Price.

BTW...my Subie gets 23-24 MPG. Not great, but certainly not horrible either.

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#210454 - 06/03/08 12:42 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: Zarak]
anthony11 Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 267
Loc: Seattle WA
I routinely get 37-38 aggregate MPG in my 2002 Civic LX 5sp, 40 on long highway drives. I coast down hills when safe to do so, shift fairly low, etc.

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#210455 - 06/03/08 12:43 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: CV]
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4840
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
 Originally Posted By: CV
I think you'd fit in my trunk rather well.

Okay, so it's not as scary when you know I don't have a car.


Actually that makes it even MORE scary!
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