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I'm 5'11 and my head has barely an inch of clearance when I put the convertible top up (not sure if I might have an unusually long torso and short legs, like an ape lol, but assume I'm normally proportioned).
 
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That's odd. I'm 6'3", and I have considerably more headroom than that, with the seat at the lowest setting, and slightly tilted back.
 
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I'm 5'11" and do not have any troubles. Have you lowered your seat down - I assume you have....
 
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I'm six, one and no issues.. maybe the R has more adjustability in the seats.?
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6'1" and NO problems at all. Try lowering the seat and tilt back. There should not be an issue. Looks like it is back to the dealer for you as something is wrong!
 
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I didn't know you could lower the seat. Ill check it out. I have the 14 way upgrade so mine should have that feature.
 
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6'3" and also have no issues. I plan on going to the track so being able to wear a helmet was a requirement to me.
 
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I am long torsoed also. I would be in a new SLK right now but my head was hitting the roof. It's been a problem forever for me, and now is for my older son. I fit pretty well in the F-Type with the roof up though. Kinda glad the SLK was too small....
 
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Same here. I'm 6 1" and still have good clearance in the coupe.
 
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I'm six, one and no issues.. maybe the R has more adjustability in the seats.?
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Even the base model has powered seat height and tilt adjustments.
 
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Even the base model has powered seat height and tilt adjustments.


At 6'1", there's a range of comfy driving positions. It's easier to get out of the car using some of the higher ones.

Also, the non-adjustable exhaust appears to be louder than the adjustable one on the quiet setting, while the stock 170W sound system can play distortion-free at my personal pain threshold - and is still at only half volume (but turn the bass down a bit before trying).

Foosh, did you find the ride quality changed over time, or does it remain 'busy'?
 
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F-Typical,

I haven't noticed any changes in suspension behavior, but I've only just rolled past 2K on the clock. It's still quite firm, but that's the way I like it.

That's an interesting theory on the standard exhaust, which I also find surprisingly loud. I hadn't considered that the std system may default to "loud."

I also agree that the base sound system is distortion-free at my pain threshold. Like you, I found the optimal bass setting is on the low-end of mid-range.
 

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even with the seat all the way down and back I have limited leg room. I'm right over 6'1".
 
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Originally Posted by lunagry View Post
I didn't know you could lower the seat. Ill check it out. I have the 14 way upgrade so mine should have that feature.
You have the 14 way upgraded seat and didn't try to lower it?

 
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In multiple track instructions, I've heard them comment on how most people jack their seat heights up high. The comment is usually "I can't see the hood if I'm down low" and then the response is "why exactly do you need to see the hood, you should be looking at the horizon, way down the road."

Maybe your seat was just jacked up high and you didn't change it, but as everyone else said - I'm over 6' and fit fine in the roadster (with the top up too) and in the coupe, and in the coupe with a helmet on.
 
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In multiple track instructions, I've heard them comment on how most people jack their seat heights up high. The comment is usually "I can't see the hood if I'm down low" and then the response is "why exactly do you need to see the hood, you should be looking at the horizon, way down the road."

Maybe your seat was just jacked up high and you didn't change it, but as everyone else said - I'm over 6' and fit fine in the roadster (with the top up too) and in the coupe, and in the coupe with a helmet on.
Excellent point on where one's vision should be focused. Having been through several high-performance driving schools (SCCA autocross and the Spring Mountain Corvette schools), one of the number one lessons professional race drivers continually pound into students is that your vision should be focused on where you're going, as far out as you can see.

In a tight corner, you should be focused on where you need to be to exit that corner most efficiently. You should certainly never be focused upon the road directly in front of you. The same applies to street driving for defensive reasons.
 
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I'm 6.5 and regrettably this car is way too small for me. There is just enough room for my legs but the seats don't recline past that ridiculously tight bulkhead in the back. I actually talked to the dealer about modifying the back but the roll bar pillars are right behind you which would barely give another 2 inches even if one was to remove the speaker which is literally right behind the seat. I wish they made the trunk smaller to accommodate bigger boys. The trunk barely fits 2 golf bags as it is. It's a real shame. If this car was just a bit larger I'd be buying it tomorrow. Have you heard the new 2015 R type. It's **** on wheels.
 
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I'm 6'3" and have no problems fitting in the convertible at all...not an issue!
 
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More to it than just height. Proportionality of limbs/trunk and the extent of ermmm padding comes into play.
 
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6'2" and well padded and I don't have any issues at all.
 

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