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Solarian
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Apr 7, 3:41pm - #147753 
The Celica is too small for my butt :(

Ok, I test drove a GT and a GTS the other day. I loved the ride for both, but I'm not trilled with the 6-speed, but that's not the problem.

My problem is the damn thing is TOO small for me, I usually sit pretty far back and in the Celica my legs were touching the steering wheel. So, I'm wondering if you guys have any ideas to at least make the driver's side a little roomier, or if you have any suggestions for sporty car (no honda!) around the same price range. I have been looking into the 2001 Impreza RS 2.5, but it's not what I'm looking for.

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Apr 7, 3:53pm - #147754 
wtf the celica has tons of room when driving...im like 6'2 and i dont even have my seat back as far as it goes...u must be a gaint spineyes


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Apr 7, 4:03pm - #147755 
did you have the steering wheel in the top position?


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Apr 7, 4:05pm - #147756 
the celica has a 'tilt' steering wheel function.

although it only tilts up down & extremely small increments...it should work enough to fit your legs comfortably thumbsup

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Apr 7, 4:48pm - #147757 
Also, the seat tilts up and down also. It would help if you lower it.


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Apr 7, 4:52pm - #147758 
this is why I'm glad to be 5'7 grin


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Apr 7, 4:53pm - #147759 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
wtf the celica has tons of room when driving...im like 6'2 and i dont even have my seat back as far as it goes...u must be a gaint spineyes


werd...unless you're like 10 feet, you should be fine wtf

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Apr 7, 5:07pm - #147760 
rofl

I'm 6'3 and I could NEVER have a problem with leg room... it's the headroom thing that bugs the heck outa me. Either you are Shaq with an online alias or you just need to tilt the wheel a little.


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Apr 7, 6:09pm - #147761 
Well, that's relieving!

I'm not that tall, 5'10", and I didn't know about the tilt wheel. It actually was quite comfortable once I got in, but yeah, my legs hit the wheel getting in.

Thanks again ya'll!

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Apr 7, 6:28pm - #147762 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
this is why I'm glad to be 5'7 grin


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Apr 7, 6:29pm - #147763 
Originally Posted by Solarian
Well, that's relieving!

I'm not that tall, 5'10", and I didn't know about the tilt wheel. It actually was quite comfortable once I got in, but yeah, my legs hit the wheel getting in.

Thanks again ya'll!


lol at least we helped someone happywink


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Apr 7, 6:33pm - #147764 
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Apr 7, 6:37pm - #147765 
Im 6'2" at 185 lbs. I fit fine.


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Apr 7, 6:42pm - #147766 
small people rule!

5'8" thumbsup

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Apr 7, 6:48pm - #147767 
i'm 5' 10'' too...and i'm comfortable in my celi

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Apr 7, 6:52pm - #147768 
Originally Posted by Solarian
Well, that's relieving!

I'm not that tall, 5'10", and I didn't know about the tilt wheel. It actually was quite comfortable once I got in, but yeah, my legs hit the wheel getting in.

Thanks again ya'll!


im 6'2 and i have the wheel tilt DOWN...and still no promblems... wtf spineyes


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Apr 7, 6:54pm - #147769 
Originally Posted by eric_h
Originally Posted by Solarian
Well, that's relieving!

I'm not that tall, 5'10", and I didn't know about the tilt wheel. It actually was quite comfortable once I got in, but yeah, my legs hit the wheel getting in.

Thanks again ya'll!


lol at least we helped someone happywink


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Apr 7, 6:59pm - #147770 
u must have fat legs or something rofl


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Apr 7, 7:43pm - #147771 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
i'm 5' 10'' too...and i'm comfortable in my celi


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Apr 7, 7:50pm - #147772 
i had my steering wheel all the way down lol~ and im fat!! lol!


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Apr 7, 8:03pm - #147773 
Originally Posted by Mizery_Machine
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this is why I'm glad to be 5'7 grin


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Apr 7, 8:06pm - #147774 
Originally Posted by Solarian
Well, that's relieving!

I'm not that tall, 5'10", and I didn't know about the tilt wheel. It actually was quite comfortable once I got in, but yeah, my legs hit the wheel getting in.

Thanks again ya'll!


I was about to say lol I'm 6'6" and I just fit in the Celica comfortably.


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Apr 7, 8:38pm - #147775 
Originally Posted by eric_h

Originally Posted by Solarian

Well, that's relieving!

I'm not that tall, 5'10", and I didn't know about the tilt wheel. It actually was quite comfortable once I got in, but yeah, my legs hit the wheel getting in.

Thanks again ya'll!


lol at least we helped someone happywink


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Apr 7, 8:45pm - #147776 
u asian? hehe well just try out what the other people told you! thumbsup

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Apr 7, 8:52pm - #147777 
I am 6'3" No problems! Infact I have to much room!~ thumbsup

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Apr 8, 5:19am - #147778 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
wtf the celica has tons of room when driving...im like 6'2 and i dont even have my seat back as far as it goes...u must be a gaint spineyes
yeah me too

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Apr 8, 10:35am - #147779 
<--- I'm 6'2 and I can fit my fat a$$ in that thing. spineyes

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Apr 8, 11:27am - #147780 
5' 7" & it feels crowded in there.

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Apr 8, 12:56pm - #147781 
The celica is small. And I am not a big or fat guy.
So if you are big (tall) you could have problems with the celica.

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Apr 8, 1:16pm - #147782 
I'm 6'4", 205, and I have plenty of room in my celi...you just gotta play with the tilt on the wheel and the seat, I have a problem with the pedals some times tho, cause I wear a size 15 shoe grin

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Apr 9, 10:37am - #147783 
I'm 6'4" and 210 lbs. My only problem with is that I'm a lanky mo-fo, all legs. I just keep the seat slid back, steering wheel about 3/4 of the way tilted up and I have no problems. I was actually quite surprised how much leg room I have. I can stretch them all the way out.


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Apr 9, 10:41am - #147784 
^^ for real...that's what I do too, I was concerned before I actually drove it...and now I'm glad I bought a car that fits around me so well

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Apr 9, 11:16am - #147785 
Yea, if you're 5'10" you should be fine, then there's Stephen. Didn't seem so tall when he was sitting in the Celica, then the 6'5" giant stepped out rofl

Just kidding Stephen...you looked tall when you were sitting rofl

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Apr 9, 11:51am - #147786 
Im 5'11 and my long legs and big booty fit fine in my Celi


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Apr 9, 3:26pm - #147787 
Originally Posted by shox
Yea, if you're 5'10" you should be fine, then there's Stephen. Didn't seem so tall when he was sitting in the Celica, then the 6'5" giant stepped out rofl

Just kidding Stephen...you looked tall when you were sitting rofl


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Apr 9, 6:44pm - #147788 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
rofl

I'm 6'3 and I could NEVER have a problem with leg room... it's the headroom thing that bugs the heck outa me. Either you are Shaq with an online alias or you just need to tilt the wheel a little.


No doubt, I'm only 6' and I can vouche that the head room could be better.. then again I have a moonroof which lowers the height, because my moms '02 GTS without a moonroof is fine.

Everyone already said but yeah just adjust the steering wheel & lower the seat (there is a knob on the left.)


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