Hmm, I have the opposite problem... I'm a little shorter than you with
a 32" inseam - not a really large guy, just a little on the tall side of
normal. The problem that I tend to have with American cars is that
either I have to cram my legs into the footwell, or the steering wheel
is too far away. In all of my German cars I have not had this
problem... I do like to follow the advice I read somewhere - I think it
was from Vic Elford? Or maybe Bob Bondurant? In a normal driving
position you should be able to both depress the clutch to the floor
without pointing your toe, and also rest your wrist on the top of the
steering wheel without pulling your shoulder off the seat. This way
you're using only your arms to steer and not any other part of your
body. I still can't achieve that in most modern American cars (in older
ones it seems to be quite easy; maybe they put the steering wheel closer
back in the day when power steering was more commonly optional.)
I have fit myself into some quite small cars - never felt uncomfortable,
although in extreme cases like a Miata or Porsche 914, there wasn't any
room left over :)
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
I had a '97 and traded it for the '01. Both are east to get in and out of
and had good seating. The '97 had minimal problems and were covered under
warranty. The '01 is a different story and has had many problems, small and
large. I liked the car until it started to deteriorate and GM just thought
I should buy a new one instead of solving problems.
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