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    Cayman for tall drivers?

    Looking at some interior pics of the Cayman, being as there are no back seats, just how far back does the drivers seat go? I am 6"3 and usually in most car I have the seat as far back as it will slide. Should I have any problems with the Cayman?

    Re: Cayman for tall drivers?

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    luko said:
    Looking at some interior pics of the Cayman, being as there are no back seats, just how far back does the drivers seat go? I am 6"3 and usually in most car I have the seat as far back as it will slide. Should I have any problems with the Cayman?


    I'm very interested in this too. I'll have plenty of legroom, but I'm wondering about the headroom. I noticed that the 997 has more headroom than the 996, so I hope the Cayman has as much or more headroom than the 997 (no sunroof will help)...

    Re: Cayman for tall drivers?

    I drove the Cayman S, and I'm 6"2. I had plenty of headroom. The Cayman S has no sunroof, so headroom in abundance. I don't think I had the seat back all the way while driving. I'm pretty sure you will be fine. Have you tried a new Boxster? That is comparable to the Cayman S.

    Re: Cayman for tall drivers?

    From the Porsche Cayman S Product Information booklet (section 12.7 Interior Dimensions):

    Effective headroom, front (mm/in)
    MY06 Cayman S = 959/37.8
    MY06 Boxster S = 972/38.3
    MY06 911 Carrera = 974/38.3 (w/o sliding roof), 966/38 (w. sliding roof)

    I just pasted this directly from the document. No idea why they say 972mm = 38.3in for the Boxster S and 974mm = 38.3in for the 911 Carrera. I think the metric -> imperial conversion is flawed. The original source is at:

    Cayman Product Information Guide Chapter 9-13 - sorry, not sure if you have to be a member to view

    Being 6'2" I'm also interested in the fit test, hopefully the local dealer will have one to try soon.

    Re: Cayman for tall drivers?

    Thanks for that info, plz! A bit disappointed that the Cayman is the shortest of the lot though

    Re: Cayman for tall drivers?

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    plz said:
    No idea why they say 972mm = 38.3in for the Boxster S and 974mm = 38.3in for the 911 Carrera. I think the metric -> imperial conversion is flawed.



    Interestingly, both 972 mm and 974 mm round to 38.3 inches.

    972=38.267
    974=38.346

    Re: Cayman for tall drivers?

    I have a 987s and am 6"5 tall and have no real problems other than not being able to heal and toe due to leg space.

    Have done lots of 5 hour trips and have had no issues. There isnt as much room as in the 997 but you should be fine.

    Re: Cayman for tall drivers?

    Ok now, I'm about 6'7'' and I did have trouble in the 986.

    The 997 I have now is great.

    I sat in the Cayman for a couple of times and the headroom is better than in the 986, not quite as comfortable as the 997, though.

    AFAIC, the best difference to the 986/987, there is no wall directly behind you, therefore you feel a lot more cozy!

    Greetings,

    Getaway

    Re: Cayman for tall drivers?

    For what it is worth, my husband is 6'8 and fits okay in our 997 but could not fit in the Boxster.

     
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