Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 16, 6:56am - #104193 
am i too tall for a Celica as my daily driver?

long story but i had one in 2001 (see sig). now i'm wanting to get one again but i'm afraid i may not be very comfortable in one as my daily driver. i'm 6'3". i think legroom is ok with the seat all the way back but i'm concerned about headroom. anyone else that tall? what do you guys think?

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,043
trog2233
ECelica Staff
trog2233

ECelica Staff
2004 GMC Canyon Z-71

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,043
Williamsport, PA
Feb 16, 7:00am - #104194 
i'm 6' and i have tons of leg room...my head room is close but still fine thumbsup

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 669
Jamey
Sara Sucks :P
Jamey

Sara Sucks :P

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 669
Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 16, 7:00am - #104195 
Well if you had one already then you should know if your too tall or not, right???? I think i am confused!!! confused confused

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 16, 7:15am - #104196 
Originally Posted by Jamey
Well if you had one already then you should know if your too tall or not, right???? I think i am confused!!! confused confused
that was 2 and a half years ago.

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,307
RoMkApOmKa
Specialist
RoMkApOmKa

Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,307
Maryland USA
Feb 16, 7:33am - #104197 
Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa

Originally Posted by Jamey

Well if you had one already then you should know if your too tall or not, right???? I think i am confused!!! confused confused
that was 2 and a half years ago.

Why don't you go to the TOYOTA dealer ,jump in to one Celica,test drive it and you will find an answer on all your qwestions...my dear friend.

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 16, 7:46am - #104198 
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
Originally Posted by Jamey
Well if you had one already then you should know if your too tall or not, right???? I think i am confused!!! confused confused
that was 2 and a half years ago.

Why don't you go to the TOYOTA dealer ,jump in to one Celica,test drive it and you will find an answer on all your qwestions...my dear friend.
they won't let me drive one. i was up there and lookin at an 04 gts w/ action package. the guy immediately asked if i wanted to drive it and i said yes. then he saw i had my mustang and i told him i wasn't gonna trade it in. so he knew i wasn't gonna buy and just ran inside and told me to grab him if i had questions. (it was cold out). frown

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
drkramm
seabass
drkramm
2000 black Toyota Celica GTS
seabass
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
pa
Feb 16, 7:48am - #104199 
thats why you say "yes sir im looking to drop this ford like 3 period french"


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
"if i have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
Jennie: ...derek..what did you do
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 16, 7:50am - #104200 
Originally Posted by drkramm
thats why you say "yes sir im looking to drop this ford like 3 period french"
thats pretty much what i'm gonna do. but i'm not gonna let them have it for 7200 when i have offers of 9500 on it from someone else. wink

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 660
Celicaracer18
Senior Member
Celicaracer18

Senior Member
1995 Toyota Celica ST

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 660
Meridian, MS
Feb 16, 8:49am - #104201 
yeah you can get way more selling to someone than trading it in, most dealers around here don't want to give shit for trade-ins

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 16, 9:22am - #104202 
Originally Posted by Celicaracer18
yeah you can get way more selling to someone than trading it in, most dealers around here don't want to give shit for trade-ins
well i've got a buyer for the mustang. just about all i would give up my mustang for is a celica.

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,619
LostAngel
Specialist
LostAngel
Specialist

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,619
Pennsylvania
Feb 16, 9:32am - #104203 
Back to the size problem...I am 6'2" and still had room in a celica.

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 16, 9:33am - #104204 
Originally Posted by LostAngel
Back to the size problem...I am 6'2" and still had room in a celica.
i know i will fit, but were you comfortable?

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,899
Gen7fan
ThE iRoN mAiDeN
Gen7fan
2003 silver streak Toyota Celica GT
ThE iRoN mAiDeN
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,899
Maryland
Feb 16, 9:33am - #104205 
I'm 6'1" and the leg room is a little tight (bent knees), head room is close I gotta watch the spikes (rub on the headliner). Most of the time I'm fine but sometimes I want to stretch my legs and can't.

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 16, 9:34am - #104206 
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
I'm 6'1" and the leg room is a little tight (bent knees), head room is close I gotta watch the spikes (rub on the headliner). Most of the time I'm fine but sometimes I want to stretch my legs and can't.
its definately not good for long trips. thumbsdown

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,899
Gen7fan
ThE iRoN mAiDeN
Gen7fan
2003 silver streak Toyota Celica GT
ThE iRoN mAiDeN
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,899
Maryland
Feb 16, 9:47am - #104207 
Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
I'm 6'1" and the leg room is a little tight (bent knees), head room is close I gotta watch the spikes (rub on the headliner). Most of the time I'm fine but sometimes I want to stretch my legs and can't.
its definately not good for long trips. thumbsdown



My average drive to work is about an hour and a half, I do fine. The longest I've done is 4 hours, felt good to get out after that.

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 145
NeXuS
Member
NeXuS

Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 145
Quebec City, Canada
Feb 16, 9:49am - #104208 
don't forget that you can lower the seat on the driver side!

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,899
Gen7fan
ThE iRoN mAiDeN
Gen7fan
2003 silver streak Toyota Celica GT
ThE iRoN mAiDeN
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,899
Maryland
Feb 16, 9:52am - #104209 
Originally Posted by NeXuS
don't forget that you can lower the seat on the driver side!


Ha, didn't help much for me, not much of a drop.

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,619
LostAngel
Specialist
LostAngel
Specialist

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,619
Pennsylvania
Feb 16, 10:10am - #104210 
Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
Originally Posted by LostAngel
Back to the size problem...I am 6'2" and still had room in a celica.
i know i will fit, but were you comfortable?

I was comfortable, though it was only for a few miles...One thing I noticed was...I gained some weight since the last time I was in the celica...lol...the seats fit a lil tight around the sides! rofl

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 411
vietnamese2004
Senior Member
vietnamese2004

Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 411
Canada - B.C - Vancouver
Feb 16, 10:50am - #104211 
Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
Originally Posted by Jamey
Well if you had one already then you should know if your too tall or not, right???? I think i am confused!!! confused confused
that was 2 and a half years ago.

Why don't you go to the TOYOTA dealer ,jump in to one Celica,test drive it and you will find an answer on all your qwestions...my dear friend.
they won't let me drive one. i was up there and lookin at an 04 gts w/ action package. the guy immediately asked if i wanted to drive it and i said yes. then he saw i had my mustang and i told him i wasn't gonna trade it in. so he knew i wasn't gonna buy and just ran inside and told me to grab him if i had questions. (it was cold out). frown

have have 04 with action package???? "that is TRD body kit right?? confused my sales man told me there weren't any... spineyes


**DONOTDELETE**
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered



Feb 16, 10:55am - #104212 
Im 6'3' and have no problems. But i ride stretched out with one hand on the wheel and lean back against the seat. If you sit straight up when you drive your gonna have some probs.

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 175
TrewCelica
Member
TrewCelica

Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 175
Raleigh NC`
Feb 16, 11:05am - #104213 
just don't get the moonroof and yu'll have a few more inches

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 16, 11:53am - #104214 
it was definately an 04 gts w/ action package with TRD body kit (aka action package)

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 753
blackcel
Senior Member
blackcel

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 753
Southeastern, Illinois
Feb 16, 12:49pm - #104215 
Originally Posted by spyder00367
Im 6'3' and have no problems. But i ride stretched out with one hand on the wheel and lean back against the seat. If you sit straight up when you drive your gonna have some probs.

I am 6'3" as well, and i do the exact same thing.


[Linked Image]
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,007
isaac
ECelica Admin
isaac
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
ECelica Admin
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,007
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 16, 1:41pm - #104216 
get one without the moonroof, that will clear an extra inch or so...



[Linked Image]
It's not just your imagination...
Your day really does go by twice as fast while on EverythingCelica.com
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 56
celly01
Member
celly01

Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 56
San Antonio, Texas
Feb 16, 2:03pm - #104217 
i am 6'3 and i fit fine.
plus i have big hair...LOL happywink

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 16, 3:13pm - #104218 
Originally Posted by celly01
i am 6'3 and i fit fine.
plus i have big hair...LOL happywink
thumbsup thanks everyone cool

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,140
Bakablo1
Specialist
Bakablo1
Specialist

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,140
Ontario, Canada
Feb 16, 4:29pm - #104219 
well looks like the people above answered ur question... im only 6' and iv only been in a celi once so... i wouldn't know tongue.. good luck thumbsup thumbsup

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,926
celicaTRDgts
Specialist
celicaTRDgts

Specialist
02 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,926
Arizona
Feb 16, 4:53pm - #104220 
im 6'2 no problems for me...sometimes my hair will touch the roof but its all good (spiky hair)


[Linked Image]
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 16, 5:09pm - #104221 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
im 6'2 no problems for me...sometimes my hair will touch the roof but its all good (spiky hair)
i don't have big hair at all tongue

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 17, 10:32am - #104222 
well i'm going to drive TRdRida's car today so i'll know i guess.

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 32
Smartie
Member
Smartie

Member

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 32
Lethbridge, Alberta
Feb 17, 11:20am - #104223 
Ask Stephen and he'll say you'll fit no problem. He's 6'5" and drives his everyday. And long trips seem to be no problem, drove from Vegas to Calgary with no breaks... 22 hours. Stay away from the moonroof.

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 17, 11:29am - #104224 
Originally Posted by Smartie
Stay away from the moonroof.
why is that?

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan

Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 17, 11:30am - #104225 
yeah, my bro is 6'4" and he has no problems. As others have said, long trips play havoc on the knees but other than that you're good to go

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan

Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 17, 11:30am - #104226 
Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
Originally Posted by Smartie
Stay away from the moonroof.
why is that?


I believe he's referring to the decrease in headroom

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 17, 11:51am - #104227 
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
Originally Posted by Smartie
Stay away from the moonroof.
why is that?


I believe he's referring to the decrease in headroom
i would think a moonroof would give you more headroom

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan

Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 17, 12:18pm - #104228 
Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
Originally Posted by Smartie
Stay away from the moonroof.
why is that?


I believe he's referring to the decrease in headroom
i would think a moonroof would give you more headroom


only if you stick your head out of it while you drive rofl

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 17, 12:21pm - #104229 
haha i can drive standing up out of the roof and shift and steer with my feet

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 123
Nautique65
Member
Nautique65
2001 red to blue Toyota Celica GT
Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 123
TN, Hendersonville
Feb 17, 6:25pm - #104230 
Im about 6'3" and drive mine daily. I even did a trip with a few friends. We went from Nashville Tennessee to Gulf Shores Florida in 6 hours with 1 stop and had no problems. I also have a tall mid section, i lean back some when i drive but i have no problems. thumbsup

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 31
InfoJunky
Member
InfoJunky

Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 31
MS, Tupelo Area
Feb 17, 6:53pm - #104231 
I've got all of you beat. I'm 6'6" rofl I drive mine every day, and have taking trips over 10 hours no problem. I have a moonroof and I dont have a problem with headroom. If your looking to get one without a moonroof, good luck. I think allmost all of them come from the factory with one. Allthough that might depend on your area? confused


[Linked Image]
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,030
RevMonster
Masta OC
RevMonster

Masta OC
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,030
Orange County, Ca
Feb 17, 7:02pm - #104232 
I'm 6'2, all I'll say is this:

Make SURE that you can find a comfortable seating position without your hair touching the headliner, your arm stretched further than you'd like to reach the wheel, or your knees burried in the side of the footwell. I bought mine without thinking of the ergonomics on long rides... I love it around town, but anything 50+ miles is a bitch for comfort.


I'm just a crosshair
I'm just a shot away from you
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,577
Stephen
Specialist
Stephen
2003 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Specialist
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,577
Feb 17, 7:44pm - #104233 
Originally Posted by Smartie
Ask Stephen and he'll say you'll fit no problem. He's 6'5" and drives his everyday. And long trips seem to be no problem, drove from Vegas to Calgary with no breaks... 22 hours. Stay away from the moonroof.


Hellz ya. Yah, I remember even you sat in one at the dealership that had a moonroof and the headroom was a little tight. Sucks cause I love looking up through moonroofs, but not if I'm close enough to kiss the glass spineyes

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 17, 8:10pm - #104234 
just got back from driving TRdRida's car and it was fine... plenty of room and the leather seats were comfortable also. cool

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
SwiftCelGTS
Specialist
SwiftCelGTS

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,675
Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 17, 8:11pm - #104235 
just got back from driving TRdRida's car. i fit fine and the leather seats were very comfortable also. cool

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 22
ACSportCelica
Member
ACSportCelica
2002 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica
Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 22
Arkansas
Feb 18, 11:45am - #104236 
There's no way you can be too tall for the celica. I'm 6'3 also, and the head room is fine. Just put the seat all the way back and recline a little bit.

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 820
Mad_Game
Senior Member
Mad_Game
03 Black Toyota Celica
Senior Member
03 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 820
CA
Feb 18, 11:54am - #104237 
just get 1 with a moonroof and drive with it open, stick ur head out the moonroof and now the sky is the limit! problem solved thumbsup

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 178
cRodz
Member
cRodz
00 silver Toyota Celica GTS
Member
00 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 178
FT lauderdale & UF in Gainesvi...
Feb 18, 5:41pm - #104238 
Originally Posted by Bakablo1
well looks like the people above answered ur question... im only 6' and iv only been in a celi once so... i wouldn't know tongue.. good luck thumbsup thumbsup


U have more than 300 posts, and u've only been in a celi once? cry

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 55
boxer4turbo
Member
boxer4turbo
Member
2003 Subaru WRX

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 55
ill
Feb 18, 6:34pm - #104239 
ya im 6'2 and on long car rides i had back pains and stuff but the fitment was fine

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 61
Dukemasta
Member
Dukemasta

Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 61
Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 18, 6:46pm - #104240 
Originally Posted by boxer4turbo
ya im 6'2 and on long car rides i had back pains and stuff but the fitment was fine


Ya, same here, im 6'3

Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
NeXuS
NeXuS
2002 Toyota Celica GT
Quebec City, Canada

Posts: 145
Joined: January 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Shout Box
Recent Topics
E-brake and seized brake caliper
by osirhc17. 04/27/2017 10:27 AM
TradingGTS for GT what should I know.
by GTS25430. 04/24/2017 5:19 PM
Does 01' corolla struts swap in an 01' celica GT?
by Frostysnowman92. 04/24/2017 1:22 PM
WTB: 00-02 amp bypass harness
by MJ00GTS. 04/18/2017 7:36 PM
Does not seem to be much activity for the 5th gens???
by Coop301. 04/18/2017 7:51 AM
Cold wet weather hesitation
by GTS25430. 04/17/2017 6:15 AM
00-02 premium 8spkr 2din gps solutions?
by MJ00GTS. 04/17/2017 2:24 AM
WTB: valve assy, vacuum switch
by hydraea. 04/15/2017 5:32 PM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20170416)