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Fiero #4 on "Ten Unexpectedly Great Cars for Tall People" by tucson86fiero
Started on: 03-28-2014 05:38 PM
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Last post by: Kitskaboodle on 04-01-2014 10:42 AM
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Fiero #4 on "Ten Unexpectedly Great Cars for Tall People": http://jalopnik.com/ten-une...ll-people-1553558934

I agree as am just over 6ft1 myself..
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Report this Post03-28-2014 07:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

At 6'3", a stock Fiero is great for head room.

A choptop Fiero is... not so great.
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Larry Bird drove one.
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I'm only 6 foot tall but I feel I'm right on the end of fitting in mine, mostly in the leg room department.
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Originally posted by hyperv6:

Larry Bird drove one.


I would love to see a picture of that.
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At 6'3" I sometimes have a hard time squeezing in and out, especially if I can't open my door all the way in a parking lot, but once I'm in, I'm good!
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Originally posted by PatrickTRoof:

At 6'3" I sometimes have a hard time squeezing in and out, especially if I can't open my door all the way in a parking lot, but once I'm in, I'm good!


I'm 6' 1" and have the same problem in a similar situation. Mine isn't from the tall aspect, but more the wide aspect.

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I'm 6' 2" and I was absolutely surprised by all the leg room.

I guess that's what happens when you don't need a firewall in front lol

This is the first car I don't need the seat all the way back to be comfy, actually can't drive the Fiero all the way back because then I can't push the clutch in all the way
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actually can't drive the Fiero all the way back because then I can't push the clutch in all the way


Same here!

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Originally posted by PatrickTRoof:

At 6'3" I sometimes have a hard time squeezing in and out, especially if I can't open my door all the way in a parking lot, but once I'm in, I'm good!



I don't think it matters your height or fitness level, getting in and out of a Fiero is difficult.

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I get in and out the same way and it works. I put my butt all the way in with the steering wheel up, and rotate to bring the legs in. It's basically the reverse of getting motions of getting out.
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Originally posted by sco77:

I don't think it matters your height or fitness level, getting in and out of a Fiero is difficult.


It's a little difficult for my dad to get in and out of my Fieros... but he's 94 years old!

Me thinks some of you guys who are having problems need to take a few pounds off.
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It's a little difficult for my dad to get in and out of my Fieros... but he's 94 years old!

Me thinks some of you guys who are having problems need to take a few pounds off.


Ha! I'm only 160 pounds! But I'm all arms and legs. As long as I can get my door all the way open, I can get in and out just fine.

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One things for sure, the Reatta ain't never gonna make the list.
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Originally posted by Kitskaboodle:

One things for sure, the Reatta ain't never gonna make the list.
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I take it that's not a tall man's ride!
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The first question I get when people find out I own a Fiero is " can you fit in one of those"? At 6'5", 275 pounds have no problem fitting in mine, though the sunroof helps with the headroom. I gotta have an automatic though, my size 15's won't fit between the brake pedal and the center tunnel.
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Once I get on thew freeway I have a little trouble with left foot legroom because of the wheel well intrusion.
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Originally posted by Kitskaboodle:

One things for sure, the Reatta ain't never gonna make the list.
Kit


I owned a Reatta and it was incredibly comfortable. Are you saying its not great?
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No, I'm speaking only of headroom. The power seat motor and hardware add quite a bit to the overall height of the lower seat cushion. I'm only 6'1 and I have to recline the seat back back so I don't hit the roof.
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