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Old 02-20-2011, 10:29 AM   #18
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Love mine! No problem with the height and the car looks even better with the sunroof open.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:34 AM   #19
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Is it enough to say that you're 6'3" tall? Shouldn't we be talking about the legs to torso ratio?

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Old 02-20-2011, 10:34 AM   #20
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Love my Sun Roof as well although I'm only 5'8"
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:15 AM   #21
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Negative, ghost rider.

Some people (like me) who are 6'3" even with the seat adjusted all the way to the floor and the seatback uncomfortably reclined are still within head-rubbing territory of the roof. It all depends on the length of your torso. Mine just happens to be vertically proportioned more than most.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:38 AM   #22
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I'm 6'1" and the way I like my seat had the top of my head grazing the roof. Without the sunroof, I've got and inch or two. Yes, it depends on how you sit, but I'm not willing to compromise my comfort and back just so I can have a useless hole in my roof.

Plus there are different kinds of "tall". If your height is all legs, it may not affect you whereas if you're a friggin giant all around, it may.

It's most certainly a case by case situation. In mine, the sunroof simply wasn't an option.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:55 AM   #23
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I believe gm made the sunroof an option, because not everybody likes them, or wants one.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:00 PM   #24
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6'3" and no issues here. Reverse Mohawk is the most overrated thing I have ever seen. I laugh at people that think the general public notice it or know what it is when one of the most asked questions I get from strangers is whether I have a V6 or V8.
No doubt.

It does turn out to be highly over-rated. It was why I originally wasn't gonna order with the sunroof. I loved the reverse mohawk look but wanted a sunroof. So I was torn. Then I saw the sunroof open.

My mind was made up.

But, I wouldn't say people don't notice it. Sure, nobody has ever run up to me and said "Man, I just wanted to tell you I LOVE your roof"

But, in talking about the car, I've had several people say they liked it better than the sun roof. And not becasue I asked. Just stuff they'd say standing around talking.

I so wish the sunroof was done better. I'd have ordered it. It's one thing missing as far as I'm concerned. Just think the sunroof on THIS car is hideous when opened.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:11 PM   #25
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Is it enough to say that you're 6'3" tall? Shouldn't we be talking about the legs to torso ratio?

Hey, that guy has a "reverse mohawk" too!!

I guess bald/balding men can all now say that they too have reverse mohawks!
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Hey, that guy has a "reverse mohawk" too!!

I guess bald/balding men can all now say that they too have reverse mohawks!
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:18 PM   #27
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Im 6'1'' with long lefts and torso. With the seat all the way down I have enough room. More with out the roof of course but I love the roof open especially when Im doing 100mph. LOL
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:19 PM   #28
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That was supposed to be legs
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:23 PM   #29
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I am 6"3" and wear a hat most of the time, my hat hit the sunroof the whole drive, bought one without the sunroof..
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:23 AM   #30
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OK. Youze guys made me go G.I.S. for what a "Reverse Mohawk" is.





Although, the first thing that came to my mind, was this:

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Old 02-21-2011, 11:44 AM   #31
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I don't think it's that simple...

I'm 6'9", and I'm super comfortable in the sunroof-less, but the sunroof one doesn't cut it for me.

My dad however is 6'6" and said he can't comfortable fit in my sunroofless camaro.

I like to lay back so my arm is straight when I drive. I fit comfortably on other cars from acura integras to a smart car. My pant size length is only 32 though, so I have a tall torso.

My dad can't fit in ANY cars, and he's only 6'6". He now drives a Caddy DTS, but can't fit in the DTS with a sunroof. Since the new DTS only comes with sunroofs, he's actually switching to the Mercedes E550, since he doesnt fit in ANY of the caddy's except the trucks.

I however, at 3" taller, can fit fine in all of them.

Ultimately I don't think you can simply say whether or not certain heights can fit with enough headroom. Everyone sits in different ways, and have different proportions (Arm length for example matters too!)

At my height however I kind of just go with the "Maximize interior dimensions" mentality Whether I could fit with the roof or not, I prefer to maximize the interior, so I don't have to worry as much, can wear a hat, etc. I did that with my Truck (Used to have a '05 F150), even though I fit with the sunroof.

The other problem with having a sunroof with the Camaro, is if you ahve any plans to keep it long term, every sunroof leaks. 10, 20 years from now I think a sunroof will just be a PITA.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:47 AM   #32
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OK here we go again... YES the 'reverse mohawk' thing is over rated.
And YES I love my sunroof!
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:16 PM   #33
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I guess if you're really tall, you can always poke your head through the sunroof.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:01 PM   #34
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After reading the many posts on head to headliner clearance and sunroof equiped verses reverse mohawks.............its got me to thinking.

It appears several varibles are mising from the differences in the simple torso & leg length theory on who can and can't fit into the car comfortably with-out scrubing their heads. For simplicities sake.........Lets say we take two different realitively tall drivers that are 6' 2" in height.

They are invited by their local dealer to take part in a side by side consumer comparison.......................both have just purchased indentically optioned models of the new Gen5.

After careful measurement, it is found that both have pant leg inseams of 32". While standing upright they measure identically from their waist center lines to the tops of their heads, and from their waist center lines to the bottom of their feet. Its discovered their arms are the same length, their shoulder widths are the same also.

One driver is of a slimmer build, weighing in @ 165 lbs. The other 65 lbs heavier, weighing in @ 230 lbs, the heavier complains that his head scrubs the headliner slightly once positioned in the drivers seat. The slighter of the two has no problems or complaints with head to headliner height fitment.

Both have their cars drivers seat and steering wheels adjusted to the most comfortable position, and after inspection it is found they're indentically set. The drivers seat is found to be lowered to its maximum position in both cars, with identical seating area tilting angles. The seat backs are adjusted slightly rearwards in the same manner of both cars.

Measurements are then taken while both drivers are positioned as noted. It is found that the slimmer driver has 3-1/2" clearance from the top of his head upwards towards the headliner material. The other driver has a mere 1/4".

Why are there such notable differences?
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