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Old 16 Feb 2004, 09:32 pm
T. Randolph Hart
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Default Too tall for Accord Coupe?

Hi all,

I just purchased a 2000 Honda Accord Coupe and am finding it
uncomfortable to drive because of my height (6'5"). Any ideas on how
to modify and make it more commfortable? I think it's because it's so
low to the ground that I am having my problems with my back. Thanks.

Tom
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Old 16 Feb 2004, 11:48 pm
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Tom, I think you're screwed.

I'm 6'4" and bought a 2003 Accord 4-door LX because sitting in the EX
(which comes standard with a sunroof and therefore 2 1/2 less inches of
headroom) was a lesson I learned not to repeat on my bought-used 94
accord coupe. I'd have purchased a fully-loaded top of the line if not
for that one physical spcifications difference.

I'm also quite pissed that I won't be able to trade up for one of the
new Acura TLs in a couple of years, either, because they ALL comes with
a sunroof standard, and as a result, not enough headroom for me (and I
REALLY want one, too....).

Trying to get someone to modify the seats in your car is not gonna be
easy, since I think nobody would warranty such work as meeting DOT
standards.

Your other option is to tilt the car seatback down a little all the
time, but that will mess up your lower back something fierce, IMO (I
had lumbar surgery 8 years ago and learned that lesson the hard way
too!)

I think you need to sell it and get a different car.

Sorry.

-Steve



In article <74b707b2.0402161932.59d49f7c@posting.google.com >, T.
Randolph Hart <thomrhart@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I just purchased a 2000 Honda Accord Coupe and am finding it
> uncomfortable to drive because of my height (6'5"). Any ideas on how
> to modify and make it more commfortable? I think it's because it's so
> low to the ground that I am having my problems with my back. Thanks.
>
> Tom

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Old 17 Feb 2004, 10:04 am
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thomrhart@hotmail.com (T. Randolph Hart) wrote in message news:<74b707b2.0402161932.59d49f7c@posting.google. com>...
> Hi all,
>
> I just purchased a 2000 Honda Accord Coupe and am finding it
> uncomfortable to drive because of my height (6'5"). Any ideas on how
> to modify and make it more commfortable? I think it's because it's so
> low to the ground that I am having my problems with my back. Thanks.
>
> Tom


Tom,

Recaro makes after market seats that should give you more headroom.
However, if you have side airbags in your current seats, you will lose
those. There are authorized dealers around the country. You will need
to buy the seat, an adapter, and slide mechanism.

www.recaro-nao.com

Mike
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Old 18 Feb 2004, 09:25 am
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"T. Randolph Hart" <thomrhart@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:74b707b2.0402161932.59d49f7c@posting.google.c om...
> Hi all,
>
> I just purchased a 2000 Honda Accord Coupe and am finding it
> uncomfortable to drive because of my height (6'5"). Any ideas on how
> to modify and make it more commfortable? I think it's because it's so
> low to the ground that I am having my problems with my back. Thanks.
>
> Tom


I'm 6'4 and drive a Civic pretty comfortably. Haven't driven for more than 2
hours yet though.



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