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Old 10-15-2018, 09:49 PM
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As a past C5 and current C6Z06 owner, I am concerned that the C8 interior should not exclude me from being a customer, like the C7 does. With the C7, my shins hit the underside of the dash at the same time as my head hits the back of the roof, which has excluded me from being a C7Z06 customer. Will Corvette exclude me again with the C8? I hope not. Otherwise, Corvette is forcing me to continually upgrade my two-generation-old C6Z06 in order to be able to keep a midengined C8 at bay. Hint, this may be less expensive than purchasing your new C8.
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Corvette is forcing me to continually upgrade my two-generation-old C6Z06 in order to be able to keep a midengined C8 at bay.
You may be able to do "alright" at a drag strip, buy you will no fair so well at the race track.
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Surprised you do not fit, am 6'4" 255 and fit great in my daily driver ZR1. Got to use the seat adjustment correctly however. What I did. Move seat all the way forward with seat back all the way forward. Then adjust the seat to its lowest position. then move the seat back leaving the seat back forward until it stops, Then adjust seat back until it hits the wall and stops. Move seat about 1-2 inches forward, adjust back again towards wall and you should fit. You get some extra room doing it this way.
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Surprised you do not fit, am 6'4" 255 and fit great in my daily driver ZR1. Got to use the seat adjustment correctly however. What I did. Move seat all the way forward with seat back all the way forward. Then adjust the seat to its lowest position. then move the seat back leaving the seat back forward until it stops, Then adjust seat back until it hits the wall and stops. Move seat about 1-2 inches forward, adjust back again towards wall and you should fit. You get some extra room doing it this way.
Same thing for me and I’m 6’3” and fit comfortably with a helmet on track
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Depends on where your height is. My height (6'2") is in my torso so I have issues with headroom. In my C6 with the seat back all of the way back against the wheel well, I have about 3/4" headroom. I had to get rid of my '03 Z06 due to bouncing my head off the roof. Forget a helmet.
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Depends on where your height is. My height (6'2") is in my torso so I have issues with headroom. In my C6 with the seat back all of the way back against the wheel well, I have about 3/4" headroom. I had to get rid of my '03 Z06 due to bouncing my head off the roof. Forget a helmet.
Not sure what to tell you- should they compromise the car (in size, weight, ergonomics, and handling) for 95%+ of folks just to accommodate 5% that don't fit?

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Not sure what to tell you- should they compromise the car (in size, weight, ergonomics, and handling) for 95%+ of folks just to accommodate 5% that don't fit?

i agree.. narcissism at its finest... Porsche should price the GT2 at a level that would allow me to purchase one as well.

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A 6th gen Camaro ZL1 would stomp your C6 at the track and do it for a lot less than a C8. The Alpha chassis rocks, I have an ATS and it's the most fun I've ever had driving my "winter car."
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Originally Posted by ArmchairArchitect View Post
Not sure what to tell you- should they compromise the car (in size, weight, ergonomics, and handling) for 95%+ of folks just to accommodate 5% that don't fit?
Under 6' and fit just fine in any vehicle.. but being left handed does make me kinda understand big folk's frustrations.
Fellow lefties will remember very well the horror of walking into a room full of these damn things!

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I doubt you will see more interior room in a C8 than is in the C7 that doesn't work for you.
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Originally Posted by OH THREE Z View Post
i agree.. narcissism at its finest... Porsche should price the GT2 at a level that would allow me to purchase one as well.
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Not sure what to tell you- should they compromise the car (in size, weight, ergonomics, and handling) for 95%+ of folks just to accommodate 5% that don't fit?
Oh Three - No narcissism here. Perhaps you have me confused with Donald Trump.

Armchair Architect - Perhaps Corvette should be more customer inclusive with the C8. After all, according only to Autotrader listings, Chevy dealers still have 21 new 2016 Corvettes on the lot, 331 new 2017 Corvettes on the lot, 718 new 2018 Corvettes on the lot, and around 3000 new 2019 Corvettes, all sitting unsold on the lot. Again, this is only the Corvettes that dealers have advertised on Autotrader. A friend of mine recently bought a new 2017 Z06/Z07 package at $30,000 off list price.
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Life is full of compromises. I'm short. I don't attract nearly as many women as tall guys (just look at the dating sites, and what the women are looking for). However, I fit comfortably in any vehicle made, so I look at it as a bit of a blessing.

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Old 10-17-2018, 10:32 PM
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You hate to have to chop up a brand new car, but I gotta imagine some very low race seat would solve that issue.

Good luck

ps. I participate in a lot of sports, I ride mountain bikes, motorcross, have sports cars. And as a kid I wished I was giant, I'm so glad I'm of average height so I can fit into my sports better!
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Originally Posted by Z.06 View Post
Oh Three - No narcissism here. Perhaps you have me confused with Donald Trump.

Armchair Architect - Perhaps Corvette should be more customer inclusive with the C8. After all, according only to Autotrader listings, Chevy dealers still have 21 new 2016 Corvettes on the lot, 331 new 2017 Corvettes on the lot, 718 new 2018 Corvettes on the lot, and around 3000 new 2019 Corvettes, all sitting unsold on the lot. Again, this is only the Corvettes that dealers have advertised on Autotrader. A friend of mine recently bought a new 2017 Z06/Z07 package at $30,000 off list price.
You have to realize there are tradeoffs (the ones I already mentioned)- if you make the car fit a giant, then you need to raise the roofline higher than it needs to be, make the car longer than it needs to be, seats bigger than they need to be, etc. So this affects both the performance of the car and affects the comfort of 95% of buyers. The seat bolstering in my C5 is so wide it provides literally zero support in aggressive turns, because they designed the seats to fit obese men.

Also, the C7 inventory has nothing to do with what size people the car fits. Well known that C7 sales are sluggish now because the car has been around for some time and people arent buying because theyre waiting for the C8.

Id recommend buying aftermarket seats that are down to the floor, as someone else suggested.

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If you think the C7 excludes you then someone didn't show you how to use the power seats correctly. I'm 6'5" and have no issues even on track with my helmet. The full power seats have travel limiters. You have to move the seat forward first then get it all the way down. If the seat is at all reclined it will touch the wall behind it and stop moving before you can get it down and back... as such, many taller folks think they can't fit.

I have told this to GM at the bash a few times.... I read so many people saying they can't fit in a C7 and people see me and ask "How do you fit in that C7?" all the time. I fit fine... not stuffed in fat-man wishes he fits... but actually fit.
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Originally Posted by Dave Tracy View Post
Depends on where your height is. My height (6'2") is in my torso so I have issues with headroom. In my C6 with the seat back all of the way back against the wheel well, I have about 3/4" headroom. I had to get rid of my '03 Z06 due to bouncing my head off the roof. Forget a helmet.
Sad... the 2003 and 2004 Z06 got a differnet headliner with a 3" lower "bar/hump" at the rear due to new crash test rules. All you had to do was sit in a 2001 or 2002 or swap the head liner in your 2003.

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Surprised you do not fit, am 6'4" 255 and fit great in my daily driver ZR1. Got to use the seat adjustment correctly however. What I did. Move seat all the way forward with seat back all the way forward. Then adjust the seat to its lowest position. then move the seat back leaving the seat back forward until it stops, Then adjust seat back until it hits the wall and stops. Move seat about 1-2 inches forward, adjust back again towards wall and you should fit. You get some extra room doing it this way.
Exactly.... GM needs to put a tag on the seats or something in the owners manual now that they've gone to full power seat back with seat travel limiters under the carpet. So many folks don't know how to do this. Also, fun fact, the seat will move another 1/2" if you move it while not sitting in the seat. I get it where I want it, then get out and move it that extra 1/2" back. Once your weight isn't in the seat the travel limit switch lets it move more.
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Originally Posted by Michael A View Post
Life is full of compromises. I'm short. I don't attract nearly as many women as tall guys (just look at the dating sites, and what the women are looking for). However, I fit comfortably in any vehicle made, so I look at it as a bit of a blessing.
LOL so true.
Wanting to fit isnt narcissitic?! Biggest gripe with vettes period pick a Gen.
Especially if you need a helmet for the track. Any vette Ive had winds up having the visors removed.

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If you think the C7 excludes you then someone didn't show you how to use the power seats correctly. I'm 6'5" and have no issues even on track with my helmet. The full power seats have travel limiters. You have to move the seat forward first then get it all the way down. If the seat is at all reclined it will touch the wall behind it and stop moving before you can get it down and back... as such, many taller folks think they can't fit.

I have told this to GM at the bash a few times.... I read so many people saying they can't fit in a C7 and people see me and ask "How do you fit in that C7?" all the time. I fit fine... not stuffed in fat-man wishes he fits... but actually fit.
True in the C6 as well. My C6 had nice aftermarket race seats, but they provided extremely limited space to move around and move back. The original owner being 5'7" never noticed but me being 5'11" 180# and needing to stretch out, it drove me crazy.

So I swapped to OEM 2013 seats which while better, still limited by room. Then I figured out the little trick above, and making a point to not tilt the seat base back, and for the first time I'm not running my seats as far back as possible.
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As to the OP’s thread question: “Will the C8 a ccomodate a 6’4” male?”

The answer is..., it depends on how that person is built, how long their legs are, how long from the waist up they are, and whether they weight 180 or 280.

I saw a post here from person who said that he fit fine in his C7 at 6’ 7” and 220, yet another person who posted that he was 6’3” and said it was impossible to fit in the C7 at all — and though he tried his friend’s C7, he was going to therefore stick with his C6. All seemed to me to be honest/accurate posts.

As to what is coming, will the C8 have less room, the same amount of room, or even a touch more room, that will be again be hotly debated even after the reveal. Guessing, we will have many more threads excoriating GM because person A does not fit, yet others saying, “I am 6’ 4” , and I weight 230, and I fit just fine commuting daily in my C8.”

Sorry OP, we cannot answer your question accurately short of your later sitting in the C8 and telling us how it fit you.


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