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Old 03-23-2009, 08:34 PM   #1
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Headroom for 6'8" - Sat in Camaro SS

6' 8" tall - Sat in an SS, 6spd, w/o sunroof at the Minneapolis Auto Show and had about a half inch of clearance while sitting straight up. Leg room was not an issue and right knee did not get in the way of shifting (telescoping steering wheel provides a good range of adjustment). Thought some of the taller folks would find this helpful.

With the seat all the way back, there is absolutely no rear seat to speak of: I know us long-time fans will appreciate this since it is how it the was and still should be.

Also sat in a CTS-V. No issues. Drooled over, but did not sit in, a ZR1.

Took some pics. Will post if reqested.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:37 PM   #2
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Good to know that most of the NBA will be able to add these to their collections without issue.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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6' 8" tall - Sat in an SS, 6spd, w/o sunroof at the Minneapolis Auto Show and had about a half inch of clearance while sitting straight up. Leg room was not an issue and right knee did not get in the way of shifting (telescoping steering wheel provides a good range of adjustment). Thought some of the taller folks would find this helpful.

With the seat all the way back, there is absolutely no rear seat to speak of: I know us long-time fans will appreciate this since it is how it the was and still should be.

Also sat in a CTS-V. No issues. Drooled over, but did not sit in, a ZR1.

Took some pics. Will post if reqested.
The poor ZR1! I saw people leaning on it, buttons on jackets hitting it, etc, etc, etc...I wanted to take it home and raise it as my own....
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:24 PM   #4
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Good to know that most of the NBA will be able to add these to their collections without issue.
yeah damn 6' 8" that is tall.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:29 PM   #5
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:30 PM   #6
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:35 PM   #7
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Half an inch? Hope you don't hit a bump
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:40 PM   #8
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6' 8" tall - Sat in an SS, 6spd, w/o sunroof at the Minneapolis Auto Show and had about a half inch of clearance while sitting straight up. Leg room was not an issue and right knee did not get in the way of shifting (telescoping steering wheel provides a good range of adjustment). Thought some of the taller folks would find this helpful.

With the seat all the way back, there is absolutely no rear seat to speak of: I know us long-time fans will appreciate this since it is how it the was and still should be.

Also sat in a CTS-V. No issues. Drooled over, but did not sit in, a ZR1.

Took some pics. Will post if reqested.
Preesh, thanks for the info.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:07 PM   #9
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Haha wow that is good to know, thank god for you tall Camaro fans! I'm 6'2" and was worried about being able to comb my hair up (adds like 1.5") since in a few cars it has rubbed on the ceiling, which really pisses me off lol! Don't have to worry about that now hehe.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:12 PM   #10
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uh yea post some pics!!! Never get enough pics of the camaros!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:15 PM   #11
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Good to hear, CPA. I'm 6' 4" so good to know, for sure. I'm just getting anxious now to see one at Minneapolis Car Dealer soon to get in and test drive!
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:45 PM   #12
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I'm 6'8" as well and am very glad to hear this, thanks for the info
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:47 PM   #13
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I'm 6'8" as well and am very glad to hear this, thanks for the info
What in the world water are you guys drinking to get that tall???
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:50 PM   #14
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I'm 6'7" and had plent of room as well.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:54 PM   #15
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With the seat all the way back, there is absolutely no rear seat to speak of: I know us long-time fans will appreciate this since it is how it the was and still should be.
LOL, at least you have the option. Much better than a car you cannot fit in at all. Because it instantly is no longer an option. My friend is 6'5" and he has gone to two auto shows with me. Most of the day he will have trouble getting into cars, but when ever he sat in the camaro he realizes that is is one of the more spacious interiors at the whole show. Yeah, it does turn into a three seater one shelf camaro, but he can still drive it. Thats saying something. The only other cars he fits well in was high end jags, mercedes, and bmw's oh and of course all trucks. Waaaaay out of his price range though and mine.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:18 AM   #16
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I'm 6'5" and had PLENTY of room in the convertible concept.

All jokes aside, when I sat in the vert concept, the to pof the windshield was higher than my head so with the top up it would have given me a decent amount of clearance.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:03 AM   #17
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I'm 6'5" and had PLENTY of room in the convertible concept.

All jokes aside, when I sat in the vert concept, the to pof the windshield was higher than my head so with the top up it would have given me a decent amount of clearance.
I'm glad to hear this...it was something I had wondered about. Now, if only they go ahead and make the convertible?
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:08 AM   #18
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Half an inch? Hope you don't hit a bump
It's funny you say this, but fifteen yeas ago or so, as I went over some railroad tracks my head did hit the roof. I thought I broke my damn neck!!! Since then, no matter what car I'm in, whether driving or not, I always instinctively duck a little whenever it looks like I may be going over some sort of bump.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:12 AM   #19
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:44 AM   #20
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heh thanks, was pretty worried, i'm 6'5"
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:28 AM   #21
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Good Lord!! There a bunch of giants on this site! LOL! I'm just about ready to start a poll thread to find out how many members are over 6 feet, and even request some kind of "growing giant" smilie be made for all the tall guy discussions...
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:13 AM   #22
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Well then me at a mere 6'3" don't have to worry at all
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:52 AM   #23
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Im 6'4, tho im still worried about headroom with the sunroof....yea..i want a sunroof...
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:01 AM   #24
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I feel so short... I'm only 6ft. tall:(
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:37 AM   #25
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A guy got into the LS at the Atlanta Autoshow. I was sitting in the passenger seat and he in the driver. Upon getting in he lamented that it was way to small for him and that the seat was as far back as it could go(it clearly was not), and that he was incredibly unfonfortable. As he got out I noted that he had the seat fully upright and as he was getting out he said this and I kid you not.

"Well I guess I will just have to stick to my Miata because it is way bigger and more comfortable than that piece." I had to laugh at the obvious hog wash that had just come out as he said it as if he wanted the crowd to hear it and run away. I got out and had to say something, so I did in a nice way. Over the roof of the car I looked at him and said "give it a chance, if you let the seat all the way back and tried sitting a little less that 90 degrees vertical in the seat you might realize that the car is quite comfortable."

He then looked at me and said " I am a tall guy, much taller than you and I can't fit in tiny little cars like that."

Call out time. My response:" then why did you say that you need to stick with a Miata...and by the by I am taller than you at 5'-10" to your 5'-8".

His response...Fanboyism..." I like Japanese cars because they are better built by people who actually know how to build a car unlike American's."

My rebutle: "You mean like FORD?" ....wait for it He lashed back and said "Mazda isn't built buy Ford they are their own car company."

He said this infront of a crowd of people...of which several girlfriends of the guys standing around the Camaro started to laugh hysterically and loudly telling him that Mazda was owned by Ford and built here in the states for the most part.

He bashfully slunk away as everyone laughed at him.
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