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The last time I was in an Esprit I was much smaller.... :)

Hey guys and girls, new to the forum, hi My dad used to own an esprit when I was a kid, I'm interested in one myself. I hope some of you cool people can answer me a question, will I fit in one of these cars? I'm tall, around 6ft 2 and a half... (with the build of Tommy lee...)


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Hey guys and girls, new to the forum, hi My dad used to own an esprit when I was a kid, I'm interested in one myself. I hope some of you cool people can answer me a question, will I fit in one of these cars? I'm tall, around 6ft 2 and a half... (with the build of Tommy lee...)

Thanks for listening and hopefully someone can help!

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That's great, thanks a lot!
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i m 6ft 26, u only need to modify steering wheel, if dont want to hold by knees )

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You are on the big side. The best way to convince yourself if you can fit comfortably would be to actually sit in one. Find a local club and get friendly with the members and I am sure someone will even let you drive one! If you are serious make plans to go to LOG in Gettysburg. If you bring money you might just come home with one!
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I'm 6'2" 200 and I do not fit comfortably in my dads esprit. I have to pop the top just to clear my head, and the steering wheel always hits my legs.

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I'm 6'2" with really long legs and a short torso, weigh 168.

I fit ok, but my knees are close to the wheel and the tunnel. Can't get a hand between knee and the steering wheel. No problem with head room though.

O'm actually switching to Elise seats for more room.

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If you have have a very heavy build down low (big butt), you may not fit.
Big legs and/or a big a$$ will jack your head up till it hits the roof.
If you have wide feet you may not be able to cope with the pedals, even on the later V8s.
Just what I've noticed.
I'm 5'-10" so I fit perfect.
That's one of the things that makes older Loti exclusive--not everybody can fit in them.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm, I don't have a big butt lol I said I have the build of Tommy lee (Not Tommy lee Jones! ) I'm interested in the elise aswell...

anyway thanks for all the answers
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