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Tall driver advice

Post by Len67 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:20 pm

Hi all newbie here, I'm thinking of buying a 2012 caddy I'm 6"4 tall and do struggle with some vans just wondering if the caddy will be a problem too, thanks for your help :D

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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by Yvg » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:35 pm

hi!

with bulkhead in, you might struggle, without bulkhead the seats will recline more so you got more room

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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by Mickthebell » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:06 pm

I'm 6'2 and get on fine in mine (2010 now 2017) with bulkhead in and standard seat fully back. I have my seat quite high as I find the sitting on a chair stance instead of low with my legs out in front of me is better for me since having back troubles. A lot of owners also change the seats for Audi sports seats and fit Touran centre consoles/arm rests for additional comfort. Stay away from Peugeot Partners/Citroen Birlingos I found them terrible with no room to rest your left foot.

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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by Seaview » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:42 pm

No bother whatsoever .Caddy must have most legroom. Than any other van going.

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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by cobblers » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:28 pm

Strange, I'm 5'8 and have to have the seat hard tight against the bulkhead, I could really do with an extra inch of legroom. I do have the seat on it's lowest setting though - I might try lifting it a bit.

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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by danlurch » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:40 pm

I'm 6 2" and find my caddy the most comfortable vehicle to sit in, have my seat high, fully back to bulkhead, like sitting on a dining chair. My other car is a s line audi a3 and I feel like I'm sat on the floor with my knees pulled up towards me.

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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by ViralEye » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:47 am

I'm 6'1 and with bulkhead in it was ok, bit soon as the bulkhead was removed it became so much more comfortable being able to slide my chair back that little bit more

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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by Doc » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:01 am

I'm 6'1" and like @danlurch (great name by the way, you should be a 6'9" butler) I like the high seating position. I have a motexion bulkhead which does allow the seat to go back just a little bit more but I still have to up as high as it goes.
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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by VWRITO » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:54 pm

6.3'' and i sit really good in the Caddy, had bmw 1 series before and was way less comfortable for me i think because it felt like your sitting on the ground :lol: I now have seat almost all the way back and all the way up on touran bases with Golf 6 gtd seats, drives really comfortable. Don't think being tall is an issue in a Caddy tbh, might be the better car for tall people since you sit more upright and not so low to the ground, in my bmw i had back ache and do not have this issue anymore.

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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by XTX » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:44 am

I am 6' and I find it a bit tight. My seat is pushed back as far as it can go with the seat back tight up against the bulkhead.
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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by VWRITO » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:24 am

XTX wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:44 am
I am 6' and I find it a bit tight. My seat is pushed back as far as it can go with the seat back tight up against the bulkhead.

Think it also has to do how tall your leg's are compared to your upper body and your driving style, i like to sit quite close to the dashboard, dunno why.

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Tall driver advice

Post by the swan fiend » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:22 am

I’m 5’11” and I feel that I can only just about get comfy in the van. God knows how you giants manage if you don’t loose the bulkhead


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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by DJOHALL » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:00 pm

Just reading this it's interesting to see the different opinions. I'm 6'3" and struggle with it, I have got used to it now but after anytime driving another car I instantly notice how cramped I am when I get back into the caddy. What I can see from other people info here is your leg/back length has a lot to do with it more than your overall height. I am 6'3" but I only have a 32" leg so I have a very long back. I have to have my seat on the lowest possible setting, when it's at its highest setting a am literally looking into the overhead shelf! For reference when I'm in the seat my shoulders are above the seat back. Get in one and go for a long test drive and even just sit in it for as long as you can and see if it works for you.

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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by Baz78 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:34 am

I’m only 5’9” I found it hard to get comfy with the bulkhead in but now I have taken it out not a problem 😀

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Re: Tall driver advice

Post by grizhurst » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:30 pm

I’m 6”6 an just had touran fronts fitted with no bulk head in. An it’s awesome. Loads of room an with the seat pumped down I don’t hit my head on the storage above lol

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