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Old 12-11-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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I'm very tall and I want a small car...

I am 6'6'' and I used to have a ford focus (just totalled...don't really want to talk about it), and I barely fit into it, and i couldn't by a manual tansmisson car becaue my knee was right up to the dash which lead to the whole problem of not being able to operate the clutch. I am looking at getting another focus, possible an SVT but the only way that can happen is if there is some way of modifying the seat runner or getting longer ones? Is this possible/does anyone have any experience with this. I am kind of desperate, because I don't want another sluggish automatic...please help!


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Old 12-11-2007, 07:31 PM   #2
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cobalt? they're not as small but they do have a fair amount of seat runner movement, I'ma tall guy and i know how ya feel.
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You can "alter" the runners.
I'm 6.5 ft also and around 200 lbs so I had to do this in my foci to be comfy. My buddy did it for me, used the runners from a ranger
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:12 PM   #4
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The Focus is the only compact car I could comfortably fit into. I'm used to driving large cars so I needed room. I test drove a G5 and my head hit the roof! I'm 5'8 170 lbs.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:27 PM   #5
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Thank you all to have already replied! Can you replace the runners with just hand tools?
Here's to the tall people!!!

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Why do I suddenly feel so short. Oh wait, 5' 6", that's why. Hehehehe.
Confusious say, "Crowded elevator smell different to midget." LOL!!!
I don't see why you wouldn't be able to modify the runners. You should just be able to install longer ones.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:28 PM   #7
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I know for a fact that my 07 has shorter runners than my 01 did. Maybe its a 05+ thing?
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:47 PM   #9
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Why do I suddenly feel so short. Oh wait, 5' 6", that's why. Hehehehe.
Confusious say, "Crowded elevator smell different to midget." LOL!!!
I don't see why you wouldn't be able to modify the runners. You should just be able to install longer ones.
oh Confusious, you're so wise

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I am just shy of 6ft 4in tall and I fit in my 05 with no issues. Plenty of head room, knees are a long way from the dash. Maybe the older ones had shorter runners, but I dont even have my seat all the way back.
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