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Old 22 Jul 2009, 04:12 am
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Iīm new here and Iīve been looking around the forums to see if there is anything about the driverīs space, but couldnt find anything. So, Iīm 6"8 (204cm), and 235lbs (103kg). Can i drive a pt comfortably? Can you lower the seat?
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 04:17 am
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I cant lower my seat not sure bout others.

Im 5'10" and I can see fine...
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 05:22 am
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Go to a dealer and sit in one.
1) Sunroof steals some headroom.
2) If you like to lay back and drive, there will be no problem.
3) the power seat was designed for dwarfs - it goes up ridiculously high, but doesn't go down much.
I repeat - take a trip to a dealer....
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 06:06 am
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Hey their chriller,

Welcome to the Forum. One of my best friends who does most of my custom metal fabrication and suspension work is right at 7.0 feet tall / 390 LBS, solid as a truck, and fits in mine. Yeah, they make em pretty big back in my hometown farming community. What he does is lay the seat back a bit and all is well. Probably not the greatest for room as far as passengers in the back seat are concerned by doing it that way, but definitely doable.

An if you would really like to work out the kinks in a system, I am willing to bet my friend Steve would be willing to custom fab a new set of brackets which could set the seat lower, and possibly go farther back if need be.

So one way of another we can figure out a way to make a PT to fit you anytime! Where there is a will, there is a way!

Go easy, and I hope to maybe see you around the Forums one of these days soon.

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Old 22 Jul 2009, 08:00 am
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Go to a dealer and sit in one.
I'll have to recommend the same. I'm 6'5" and I'm comfortable in mine, even on 7+ hour roadtrips.
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 10:13 am
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There's is something wrong with mine then. Or maybe it's with me.

'Cause I'm "only" 5'10" (ok...5'9ū") and even if It's a nice fit for me, I can't imagine someone with 7 more inches fitting in there.

My main concern isn't really about the roof height but about the windshield top edge.

When I'm stoped at a red light, I can't see the light without going into some contortion.

OK...I'm driving with the seat in a very straight position but the seat height adjustment is all way down. Like QuickSilverDon said, it goes ridiculously high but doesn't down so much.
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 03:33 pm
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When I'm stoped at a red light, I can't see the light without going into some contortion.
When I have that problem, I just pull up a bit and look at the light through my moon roof.
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 04:10 pm
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There's is something wrong with mine then. Or maybe it's with me.

'Cause I'm "only" 5'10" (ok...5'9ū") and even if It's a nice fit for me, I can't imagine someone with 7 more inches fitting in there.

My main concern isn't really about the roof height but about the windshield top edge.

When I'm stoped at a red light, I can't see the light without going into some contortion.

OK...I'm driving with the seat in a very straight position but the seat height adjustment is all way down. Like QuickSilverDon said, it goes ridiculously high but doesn't down so much.
My seat is only slightly reclined from straight up. Too far back or too straight and my back gives me problems. I do have problems with the lights here too since we've got those stupid cable-mounted lights so I just stop wherever I can see the lights without needing to slump over the steering wheel like a drunk to see them.

Really the only thing I can complain about for comfort is shoulder room. Driving normally and my left shoulder is resting on or close to the "B" pillar.
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When I had my cruiser I was 6'6" and I fit more than comfortably in it. Have the seat all the way back, down and slightly reclined backwards and you should be fine.
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