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Leg room

Hey guys,

New to Porsche 944s, don't have one yet, I'm saving money to get one in a year or more... might as well get to know the car well before I have one in my hands that I can't take care of properly!

I'm rather tall and slender (6'5", 205lbs) and I'm worried about the leg room. Since I'm not in the market for a car yet I don't want to go to a dealer to try one out. I'm accustomed to smaller cars as I've only driven a Ford Escort and now a Civic EX. What I'm wondering is if, given that I can drive a Civic comfortably, I can enjoy a 944 as it's meant to be enjoyed without resorting to fetal position.

Thanks for your time and keep taking good care of these great cars! I'm from southwestern suburbs of Chicagoland, in case anyone is from around there.
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hi there. hope you realize your dream soon

as for the legroom: one thing to remember. overall height isn't the critical issue, it is the length of your legs in relation to your torso. I am 6'3" and have longer legs and a shorter torso than average but still don't have a problem with legroom. so that may be o.k. however, if your torso is a little longer than average, you could be fine on legroom but actually have a problem with headroom. best way to be sure is to just go ahead and try one on for size
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I am 6'3" 190 lbs. Be aware of the rather low unadjustable steering wheels in the '83 - '85 944. after '85.5 the steering column was raised up to allow more leg room between the legs and the seat. I fit in my '83 just fine but a friend who is 6'4" 240 lbs couldn't even get in my car because his legs were thick. In my car i can move the seat back far enough so I can't depress my clutch all the way to the floor.
The best bet is to try one on for size yourself. Try both the pre 85.5 and post 85.5. Good luck
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I'm just under 6', but every car I've every owned I've scooted the seats all the way back. I cannot do this in my 84 944. If I do, I can barely reach the pedals and cannot push the clutch in. It seems to have lots of legroom. My step-daughter's boyfriend could barely squeeze into any of my old cars. At 6'8" 350lbs, he will be a good test for the roominess of my 944.
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Thanks guys, I appreciate your time and help. Things sound promising :-) I'll be sure to try one out soon!
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I am 6'0 but very picky about leg room. I have found that my 44 has more leg room than most cars (I scoot all the way back.) You should fit ok.
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6'3 - 200 chiming in.... 34 in inseam

This was a real factor for me as well....I have had a number of sports cars and this one is a little better than most.

The position of the early steering wheel is a little difficult on entry and exit but once you get used to it, it's fine.

Driving, with the seat all the way back, is really perfectly fine. I have some room to spare so you will probably fit just right.


Kinda sucks trying to find vehicals when you are much over 6'. Had the same problem looking for suv's back in the early 90's before they made the megabig ones.


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