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May 12, 2012 5:51AM
The writer of the article is a lazy reporter that makes up these things.  I am 6'5" and I know for a fact I cannot fit in a Vette, an Escalade and a 911 without some serious seat modification.  I require a bit over 40" and have to have the seat all the way back.  The Vette and the 911 have an internal brace/roll protection where my head needs to be.  I am guessing the headroom quoted here is at the highest point, which may be in the middle of the seat travel.

What a waste of time.

Sep 1, 2012 2:25PM
I know I'm going to hear it from the Chrysler/Dodge haters, but I have an '07 Dodge Charger, and believe me, this is a roomy car (I'm assuming newer models are equally roomy).  This car is five years old, and I have yet to have ANY problems with it.  I have never been a Chrysler/Dodge fan myself, until now.  The car is big, roomy, reliable, powerful, and fast, very fast with the Hemi engine.  I'm about six feet tall, and actually don't have to put the seat all the way back to be comfortable.  This car could easily accommodate a guy 6'-6" tall or taller.  The Chrysler 300 is based on the same chassis, and is equally roomy.
May 12, 2012 9:48AM
The issue for me is the cab-forward design.  As a tall driver (6'5"), I am sick of having to lean forward to be able to look through the windshield to see the traffic light when I am first in line.  I can fit in Explorer but I am leaning forward to look out the window as described above.  I want to be able to have a line of sight out of the top of the windshield without leaning forward.
Jun 17, 2012 8:33PM

This article is a joke. There arent many cars anyone over 6ft can fit in comfortably, and you can forget about getting good gas mileage if you are! Even if these cars have leg room in the front no human can sit in the back seat. Like Shaq in the buick commercial, that dude cant even get his left leg under the steering wheel.

Sep 29, 2012 5:09AM
I guess shellback53 is a small person..or should I said short dwarf..not all of us are heavy...I am 6'5" and with a normal car have no leg room and if your try to sit behind me you have the most uncomfortable ride in a lifetime....dont be an a _ _ guess your the size of a smart car
Apr 23, 2012 1:07PM
What a stupid article.  I am 6'5" and I cannot fit into the Escalade without touching the sunroof, even with the seat all the way back and down.  I would buy a Corvette, except it would be impossible for me to drive.  I have sat in these cars every year, hoping for the best.  I really doubt that I can fit in the new Porsche, I know I could not fit in the 2010 model.  I took a look at the CTS-V and could not fit in that either.  I loved the older Suburbans, but any newer style with a sunroof does not work.

Did the author take anyone that was tall with him or her? 

Jul 15, 2012 10:18AM
At 6' 4" and 235 lbs., I have always had issues fitting into vehicles comfortably.  I had always wanted to buy a new Corvette when I retired but found upon trying one on that my legs were down a narrow little tunnel while I couldn't even raise my head to look straight ahead because of the low roofline.  All this with the seat adjusted full back and down.  I ran into similar fit problems with other vehicles but have settled happily with a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  More head and leg room than I could ever use, better feel than the 2002 Ford Explorer Sport-Trac I had, and a better view than the 2005 Chrysler 300 Touring and 1999 Chrysler Concorde.  Great room and mileage with both the Chryslers by the way.  The SUVs may not have quite the good mileage stop & go around town, but once on the freeway for a long trip they stretch out their legs and deliver mid 20's regularly.  Plus there is LOTS of room for taking vacation needs or fetching home groceries or things from Lowe's or Home Depot.  When you are "big & tall" you just have to go try them on and bring home something you can live with.
Apr 22, 2012 11:04AM

I am 6'4" and can't even begin to fit in a new Cadillac CTS or new Camaro. It amazes me that so many small cars like even the Honda Fit are so much easier to get in and out of. I have found the Subaru Outback to be very spacious and easy to enter for tall & large occupants.

Jun 17, 2012 5:52PM

not sure what they consider tall, I am 6'5" tall and do not fit in a Corvette

May 12, 2012 4:27AM
I'm surprised the Dodge Charger isn't on the list. I had one as a rental last year and it fit my 6'6" frame and then some.
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