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I think your should be ok. I am 6”2 and can fit easily. Just go to a dealer and try one? You’ll need to master the art of getting in and out though !

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 If you fit in your '83 ok, I would expect that you will fit into a V6 fairly easily. Like Austen says though, go and sit in one and have a test drive.


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Long legs or long back?

If you are long legged its fine, long back less so. I am only 6'0" and its a squeeze as I have a long torso so head height is very restricted.

I know people who are 6'4" who fit in fine as their height is in their legs

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Also getting in and out becomes very easy once you're used to it so don't let the initial experience put you off. also yoga helps :P

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I fit fine, I'm only 6ft 1, but getting in and out is hard. Only way I can do it is to basically reverse the getting in process to get out.

Right leg out, stand up, use steering wheel to balance and then "walk" backwards.
Tried doing it the "normal" way and just hit my head a lot of the time. My better half is about 5 ft 9 or 10... we have the same length leg, so I think I'm mostly torso as she looks in proportion hahaha
The other issue is feet - I'm either a size 12 or 13 depending on the shoe, so foot room is at a premium, I drive in socks as my normal shoes don't fit. 

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Try using the handbrake to lever/push yourself out. I find that better than using the steering wheel and will stop a future creaky steering wheel😉 

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Get the soft top conversion. Problem solved.
 

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Seriously though I'm a 6"2 powerfully built company director and fit fine

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I’m 6 ft 2 and I have to slump slightly to see everything properly.  You’ll fit fine but the top of your view out the windscreen will be cut off, possibly too much.  Less of a problem with the hardtop removed as it’s the extra bit of interior that clamps the hardtop on that cuts into the view first.

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6'3" here and I fit no problem, although I am perfectly formed in the leg:body ratio department :lol:

If it's easier for you to find an S2 or S3 Elise to sit in the cabin is virtually identical so if you fit in there you should be ok in a V6.

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I’m also 6’4” and I fit. mine is left hand drive, so my knee isn’t against the gearstick on the motorway. I keep thinking about removing or replacing the rear view mirror, or swapping the seats for Tilletts, but it’s standard for now..

size 48 feet, I can drive in sensible trainers, unlike my caterham which I could only drive in race shoes.

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I have a friend who is 6'4" and has a VX220. He's taken his seat off the runners and bolted it straight to the floor, he thinks that's worth a couple of inches headroom.

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slighty off topic....back in the sixties my mum had a friend who was 6’8 who took the front seat out of his mini and sat on the back seat to drive it!

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On 27/03/2019 at 21:58, lotushiast said:

Hello, i'am intressted  in a Exige V6.

So i'am 6ft 4" tall , do think i will fit in it?

Thanks!

He did 😳

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