Really Tall Drivers!

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  1. MrCooperS

    MrCooperS New Member

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    People don't believe me when I tell them that I can drive a MINI comfortably. I'm 6 feet tall and I don't even have to move my seat all the way forward! Whose the tallest driver out on this forum?!
     
  2. Metalman

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    I got built to a height of 6'-4"....

    And my MINI has the sunroof, which lowers the headroom.

    No problems whatsoever... And I don't even have the seat track pushed all the way back..
     
  3. Nathan

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    Dirk Nowitzki has a MINI

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  4. Zapski

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    I'm 6'3"

    No problems at all.
     
  5. MrCooperS

    MrCooperS New Member

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    Whoa... tall fella.
     
  6. Metalman

    Metalman Well-Known Member
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    ^^^ taller than actual size...
     
  7. CHKMINI

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    Craig Taylor who played basketball for Ohio State, 6'7" drives a MINI.
     
  8. Steve

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    I know of a guy who is 6'8" (or is it 6'10"?) and owns/drives classics.
     
  9. eMINIparts

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    I have a 7ft tall customer has a Justa....
     
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    I'm 6'4" and had an r56 and now an r52 and neither I kept the seat all the way back. In fact I borrowed a friends Tahoe the other day and my head kept touching the ceiling. I had forgotten what that felt like since having the MINIs.
     
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    I'm 6'6". Just ordered our CM JCW, but i was so impressed by how much room I have in the car(we test drove the CM S). The steering wheel adjusts up nice and high, and there is plenty of room in the footwell so that heel/toeing is not a problem, even with my size 13's !!
     
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    I'm 6'4" and drive comfortably, even with people in the back seat
     
  13. nxtMINI

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    I'm 6'2" and I get asked too.. how do you fit in that MINI :)

    I had less headroom in a trailblazer.

    Scroll down about half way to see 4 tall guys driving MINI's :)

    MINI USA - Not Normal
     
  14. One Peculiar Dame

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    I'm 5'6". Obviously no problem fitting inside then, but still get asked if its spacious enough. They are deceptive looking little buggers. :lol:
     
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    #15 GreyLens, Jul 9, 2013
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    I'm 6'2" and drive R56. Owned a '64 mini while living in the UK from '72-'76. Yes, I'm kinda tall and very old and can still fit in a MINI.

    :ihih:
     
  16. Stinker

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    There's a lot of us that are 6'4'' and own these great Cars. I was getting gas the other day and on the other side of the pump was this guy that was at lease 6'8" and asked how I fit in the MINI. Well I invited him to have a seat inside, he was amazed how much room there was. Now any more questions!:)
     
  17. agranger

    agranger MINI of the Month June 2009
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    I used to go to the same dentist as Dirk (He's a pro basketball player, for those who don't know him). One day, he was on his way out of the back office while I was on my way in the same door. I looked up at him and was in awe.

    What's funny, is that I wasn't in awe of running into a famous pro athlete. I was in awe of his height! I'm 6'4" and rarely have to lift my head to look at anyone. He was SUBSTANTIALLY taller than I was and it kinda freaked me out. At that time, I didn't even know who he was... he probably thought I was a star-struck fan.

    I fit just fine into my '06 MCS (including a sunroof). I could even fit w/ my helmet (though I had to duck my head a bit to the right to fit it into the sunroof frame). About once a year, after I lowered the suspension and hardened all of the bushings, I'd hit a pot hole or something in the road and jar my head into the roof, but it didn't happen too often.
     
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    I'm 6'6" and perfectly comfortable in my 2010 R56 S. I'm actually the 6'6" guy in the MINI Not Normal ad!
     
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    Did they give you the car as payment. Or did u just buy a car, and they were like "hey ur tall, and buying one, we need to for advertisement " ..
    I'm curious how that went down
     
  20. Tall Mini

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    I'm 6'10" and drove a Clubman until just recently. Again, didn't have the seat all the way back so that the kids could still sit behind me. Used to own a classic convertible as well.
     

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