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Old 12-31-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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5 foot tall camaro drivers

hey now,

my wife is in the market for a 2012 black/black 2 ls, it is supposed to come in on the 3rd of jan. she test drove another 2 ls they had on the lot and said she could hardly see over the cowl hood to see what is on the right of the car. now my question to everybody does your short wife or yourself( 5 ft 1 or so ) get use to driving the car? on my silverado ss clone i bought a kit off of ebay to raise the drivers seat a bit and it made a world of difference, i am sure i could fab up a simular deal for the camaro. she went back today and sat in a rs with a power seat and raised it all the way up and she said it made little difference. i want her to get this car but she is now resisting because of this issue. any comments?

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Old 12-31-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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I'm 5'3" and have no troubles at all, but I am more comfortable with the driver seat all the way up.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:41 PM   #3
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I got my girlfriend a nice black pillow and it made a world of a difference for her... It was cheap and I use it for napping lol she hated not being able to see when she sat in the passenger
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:45 PM   #4
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My wife is 5' 4" and raises the seat and has no issues with seeing. Also it is recommended not to mess with the seats due to the air bag sensors.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:45 PM   #5
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IMO, the 2012 seats sit up higher...

I have to "duck" in my '12 where in my '10 I was fine.

Both had sunroofs.

But I say get her a pad or something to put in the seat.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:50 PM   #6
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I am about 5 7 give or take and at first I had a little trouble seeing the right corner of the car but now that I'm used to it it doesnt bother me much anymore.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:53 PM   #7
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IMO, the 2012 seats sit up higher...

I have to "duck" in my '12 where in my '10 I was fine.

Both had sunroofs.

But I say get her a pad or something to put in the seat.
This could be a problem for those of us who are tall. I had no issues sitting in a 2011 at the auto show, but when I recently sat in a ZL1 prototype at the MCACN show, I felt like a giant that barely fit. Granted, I didn't get a chance to adjust the seat, but if what you say is true, I'm going to have to check out a 2012 to see if the seat height really makes things too cramped. I'm sure I'll be able to adjust the seats to get an acceptable fit, but it can't hurt making sure first before I sign on the dotted line this Spring.

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Old 12-31-2011, 04:10 PM   #8
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My bride is also a realitive midget at 5'2" and hasn't any problems..........seat up high, steering wheel adjusted fowards and down........seat all the way forwards, hands at 10 & 2, elbows bent outwards............mammory glands pressed against the air bag and gas peddle jammed downwards with great force. She seems to do just fine getting out of other drivers way in a hurry....................one might suppose that her viewing vantage points are of no concern as she's always hell bent on distancing herself a half mile from slower drivers. The highway is hers........................................
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:14 PM   #9
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I'm 5' 5" no issues - just make sure you get power seat - With it up all the way my head brushes the roof.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:18 PM   #10
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This could be a problem for those of us who are tall. I had no issues sitting in a 2011 at the auto show, but when I recently sat in a ZL1 prototype at the MCACN show, I felt like a giant that barely fit. Granted, I didn't get a chance to adjust the seat, but if what you say is true, I'm going to have to check out a 2012 to see if the seat height really makes things too cramped. I'm sure I'll be able to adjust the seats to get an acceptable fit, but it can't hurt making sure first before I sign on the dotted line this Spring.

I would check.

I can kinda slip down in the seat and fit, but if I want to set in the seat properly with butt all the way back and such, my head rubs a lot.

I have my seat all the way down...I wonder if there is a mod to get the seat lower...it sure would help.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:23 PM   #11
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:24 PM   #12
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my sister is 5ft exactly and she raises the seat up and can see fine.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:30 PM   #13
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Agreed, get the power seats. I'm 5' and don't have any problem with visibility. I have a 2011 1LT and absolutely love driving this car.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:35 PM   #14
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With the ls it doesnt have the power seats but they do rachet up and down and im 5'5 and had to go up a tad bit and i am still comfy my mom on the other hand is 5ft and she needs to raise up alot more. I dunno of power seats will make that much difference.
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