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hatchback head/leg room question

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Old 09-30-2007, 05:27 PM
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Hey guys, I'm new around here so go easy on me lol. I sold my VW Golf and now am looking at Hondas because of their reputation for reliability. I found a '98 Honda Civic Hatchback with pretty low mileage, but I am concerned about headroom/legroom. I don't want to drive two hours to go look at it and discover I'm too tall for it(this happened with a Scirocco a few months ago). I'm 6' 1' give or take, which I don't think is too tall, but I have long legs. How's the headroom and legroom in the hatchbacks? Thanks!
 
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:34 PM
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Unless your a fat mess (wait are you American?) youll be fine. Six-one isnt tall at all for the car, Im six-foot and have been in many hatches with no problems.
 
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:09 PM
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I'm 6"4, and I have tons of room in my 95 hatch (which is smaller than a 98). Even in the back seat I have a lot of headroom, but the leg room I get depends on whos sitting in front of me. Honda's are suprisingly roomy. And I think you're a good height to fit in the car.
 
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:18 PM
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I'm 6'5" and close to being a fat mess (at 300, thanks for that Lost...), and the only issues I have are getting in and out... because of the fixed steering column and stock wheel interfering with my right leg getting in an out.

Otherwise - no worries.

Oh yeah - mine's a '95 Hatch.
 
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:39 PM
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i have alot of room in the front or the back of my 97 hatch. Im short, 5'4", but my friend is about 6 foot and everything is fine for him, just have to slide the chair back a bit if he's sitting in front.
 
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:23 PM
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my dad was 6 foot and drove my car 8 years before i got it. the 2 door and the hatch have the same amount of room on the inside. and is plenty to be comfortable. great pick for a car
 
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:38 PM
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I'm 6'5" and close to being a fat mess (at 300, thanks for that Lost...), and the only issues I have are getting in and out... because of the fixed steering column and stock wheel interfering with my right leg getting in an out.

Otherwise - no worries.

Oh yeah - mine's a '95 Hatch.
lol joking around man, is 300 lbs even "fat" for a dude thats 6'5". I had a (now NHL player) roomate that was 6'7" in high school and he was 175 lbs but was a stick man.
 
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:59 PM
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Just so you know, if you're tall, helmets will be an issue. I know for autocrossing, I have to open the sunroof and put my head somewhat out that. I'm only 6'1". I know a lot of you are probably thinking "hey i fit and i'm 6'5" well thing is, with a helmet, you have to position the seat for someone that is 6'1", at least for me, not for someone that tall. In other words, I can't scoot the seat back, or recline it as much as the taller guys because it doesn't fit my proportions, but I have essentially gained that height. In simpleton terms, plan on getting some other seats if you ever do racing that needs a helmet (del sol seats fit me great since they sit lower)
 
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:02 PM
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lol joking around man, is 300 lbs even "fat" for a dude thats 6'5". I had a (now NHL player) roomate that was 6'7" in high school and he was 175 lbs but was a stick man.
No worries - I know whatcha meant. Actually according to all of the 'medical' and 'social' standards, I'm obese. Although when I was at my 'ideal' weight of 195, I was pretty dang skinny. And I was also a stick-boy in HS when I was around 170 as well.

Thanks for being a good sport.
 
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Funny thing is, if you're worried about room, be glad you're getting a hatch opposed to a coupe. I have a coupe and everything is fine up front (I'm 6 feet, 225 lbs), but in the back my head rubs against the ceiling pretty bad, lmao. Doesn't bother me though.
 

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