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Old 06-13-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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I really wanting to hear opinions on the leg room from 6 foot plus owners. Im going to test drive an xD this week end but love to hear some thoughts and compromises from current owners. I really really want the xD to be my next vehicle. Thanks!

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If ii didn't like it. Ii wld of sold it already lol .. its a good car. Jst not much aftermarket parts available.


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I'm shorter than you and I find the seating position to steering wheel to pedals all off. seat needs to be lower. So much so I installed a 100mm extension to the shifter to help by back
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I'm 5'9" (so says my license), and I have no problem is the height and distance. But my dad who is about 6' has to slide the seat all the way back and raise the wheel just a little bit to fit in... But he also has a "beer keg",as I likes to call it, strapped to his belly. lol


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well im only about 5'11". i have no issues with the seat all the way back. plenty of room. and i dunno if it helps, but my brother is 6'4" and he has no problems in the passenger seat. he hasn't driven my car, but if i remember right, he did get in the driver seat and could actually fit. lol. now driving it may be a different story. lol
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@1sweetxd, why dont you get your brother to drive it for about 5 minutes and see what he says.


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I'm 6ft and for me the xD is almost to small, depends on if your overweight and then the actual length of your legs and torso.
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Thanks everyone. I will find out this weekend. I have no problems with my jeep wrangler and its leg space is only about 2 inches more. I will see. Thanks again!

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no prob, you will enjoy it!


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A lot of people aren't used to the seating position in most newer Japanese compact cars. The seating position is a lot more upright. More like you are sitting in a dining chair rather than a recliner. It's a lot different than my VW Golf, but I actually prefer the xD. I feel like an old person when I try to get into my wife's Honda Civic. It's like sitting on the ground. Plus, I have to tilt my head to the side to get into the Civic. Not comfortable at all.

I'm almost 6'3" tall, and I rarely put the seat all the way back. I'm also not a skinny guy by any stretch of the imagination. Sometimes on a long road trip, I will put the seat all the way back... just so I can stretch my legs a bit.


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i prefer sitting on the floor
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i prefer sitting on the floor
This, felt like my ass was only a few inches off the ground when I drove my Z28.
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i prefer sitting on the floor
Easy fix: take the seat out! Don't forget to move the jack, though... that wouldn't be comfortable.


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