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Old 05-27-2016, 03:24 AM   #1
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Tall Driver Boxster Fit?

I'm considering an out of state 2001 Boxster S and my concern is leg room. I'm 6'2", at the upper limit so I wanted to test sit a Boxster before proceeding.

An '06 seemed comfortable, enough leg room but I wonder if this was increased since '01. Aside from reliable info, anyone in Seattle willing to let me try on your '01 Boxster for size?

This issue, assuming good results from a PPI, is the only thing standing in the way of this purchase. Will I fit, or
must I quit?

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Old 05-27-2016, 03:30 AM   #2
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I'm right around 6 foot in a 1997 boxster base. I sit very comfortable and still have some room to scoot the seat back. However i like to sit a little closer so that I can get the clutch all the way down with no difficulty.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:38 AM   #3
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I'm 6' 2" no problem with head room. There is still 2-3 inches of clearance. Leg room for me is right where I like it but with the seat all the way back. I like close so it fits me.
My son at 6' 3" hates the passenger seat because it can't lean back. But then again who would like being a passenger in a Porsche
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:40 AM   #4
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I have a 97 and opted for a Tip over the manual. I wish the steering wheel tilted, instead of telescoping. I'm 6' and I have to hold my leg at an awkward angle to the side to manually shift. I can do it, but it is not optimal.
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My dad's 6'2" (188 cm) and my parents sold their 2003 Boxster S in favor of a 997 C4 since he was too tall to sit comfortably. I'm 5'10" (179 cm) myself and I fit very well into mine.
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:28 AM   #6
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I'm 6'2" with a 2000 S manual and the fit is fine with the stock seats, in fact I had one more click left if I needed to go all the way back.
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am 6'3" no problems at all
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:08 AM   #8
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6'2" - if I were any taller it would be a bit tight, I have trouble shifting when wearing sneakers, keep driving shoes in the car...also took out floor mats for a little more space.


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Old 05-27-2016, 06:29 AM   #9
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6 foot 2 with size 14 shoe. Gotta take of my shoes to drive but plenty of head room and leg room is fine if you approach the clutch at an angle.

Honestly these cars have a lot of interior room, you'd be amazed what you have space to do.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:03 AM   #10
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Also 6'2" here with room to spare in the car.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:26 AM   #11
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2000 S stock seats, I am 6'1 long in the legs and comfortable but feel a little tight. I have seat all the way down and back and a little angle on the back. Frankly I would kike about an inch more room to have some seat tilt. However I am comfortable to the point i really love driving the car.

You can remove the section out of the center console where the cd holder is, to get a little more room.

My advice is sit in one and play around with the seat adjustment before you buy. I love the car but comfort is a personel opinion thing and everyone is different.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:03 AM   #12
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When I was looking at boxsters I found that the 987 (2005+) had more leg room than a 986. It would be a good idea to sit in one before buying.
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I am 6'4" and dont feel that the space is too bad.

The trick is to NOT have the seat all the way back on the horizontal level, in order to be able lean the back in a proper way.
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:17 AM   #14
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I'm 6'6" and managed to daily my 2000 Boxster S. It isn't a particularly roomy car, but as far as a sporty driving position it is brilliant. The first time I sat in it I found it a bit tight, but after driving it and getting things adjusted properly I couldn't pass it up. My right knee does have to rest against the center console, though. Headroom is plentiful. With the clutch fully depressed my leg has only a slight bend in it. Also I wear fairly flat shoes.
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:32 AM   #15
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6' 4", 200 lbs here, no problem
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:57 AM   #16
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Wow, its amazing how you guys fit. My best friend test drove my car and actually purchased on my behalf. He's 6'3. It was a little tight, but he says once he got in, it was fine.
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:14 AM   #17
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Lol, Ive got the torso of a 6'4" guy.

on stubby legs, in stock form the roof is clost to your head but works well.

with a race seat, when you can drop it way down, the feel is incredible.

(or a GT3, like I had for a few glorious weeks, now I know why 4k$ a set)

Interesting to note the change back to a stock seat...
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:35 AM   #18
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At 6'2", I'm fine with the room in the car once seated. It's the getting in and out that's difficult...
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:16 PM   #19
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I'm 6'2" 225 lbs, (55 years old). I feel like I'm the largest person that could drive my 2003 S Manual comfortably. If I was any bigger, I think it would feel too small.
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:44 PM   #20
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I have an 03 S Im 6ft 185 and wish I could take it back just more notch! It is ok but 1 notch would be perfect!

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