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post #1 of 16 Old 04-26-2013, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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to see or not to see...to hit or not to hit

Hello to all,

As some of you have read my concerns in about one more month I'm gonna get serious about getting my first Camaro. Wether it being a V-6 or an 8 is undetermined as of yet.

What I'm concerned about is that I've read on some articles that some people can't see above the dash when behind the wheel as they said itt has a unusually high dash.instrument cluster. In addition to this I also hear that some people complain the roof-line is unusually low/short so when one gets inside they're head actually hits the roof.

Since I'm an average asian of 5'-7" in height I wonder if I'll encounter any of these issues I know ...I know go and rent a Camaro and see for myself BUT before I do this I'd like your opinions as well to mentally compare against.

Can you tell me: 1. your height

2. does your head hit roof inner liner roof area?

3. can you see above the instrument cluster/dash to drive?


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I am 5'6". I do not own a Camaro but I have driven the V8 with RS package. I saw just fine, absolutely no problem what-so-ever.
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I'm 5'10" and depending on if you get one with the sunroof or not you should be ok. Got about 1 1/2" more room without the sunroof. Getting my helemt on at the track is a little tricky but doable.
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6' Sunroof no problems in any way ... in the 2SS at least the seats adjust up and down ... HUD adjusts up n down, so I never ever look at the cluster except for mileage related things ... the visibility problems are all to the rear

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I am 6'2 and I have 2010 with a moonroof. The best advice is to go sit in one and drive it. The interior is a bit closed in if you ask me. But you'll get used to it and comfortable with it after a while. The blind spots are a bit brutal but you'll get used to that as well. It'll actually make you a better driver, lol!! The roof line is low, maybe it's that way to me because of my height. However, the weird thing is that there are some parking lot entrances where I have to sit up to look over and make sure I'm not gonna curb her. Particularly the Walmart parking lot and TD bank here in Neptune. Those are the only ones I can think of. Other than that there are some things you may or may not find that you'll have to get used to. But once you test drive one and get all the compliments and looks thumbs ups and hott chicks checking you out, you'll be sold!!

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6' 2" 1/2, without sunroof there is no problem with head touching, and I can easily see over the dash.
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I'm 5'1" and I can see over the dash to drive with no problem. The passenger seat in the 2010 model is extremely low and not adjustable height-wise. I bend/fold up to get in and out because the roof overhangs low on the sides. You'll bang your head hard once, then you will forever remember to duck. Visibility is tough looking over your right shoulder because of the wide b and c-pillars. Proper mirror adjustment is critical for good visibility. After two weeks of everyday driving, you will adjust.
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I am 5'6" and I don't have any problem at all once I raise the (electric) drivers seat to the right height...but most guys (service techs) do have to lower the seat to get in after me.
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Thank you all for your quick replies! Especially the ones around my height. I actually forgot about the electric seat to be able to adjust seat height. If you having no issues then I'm pretty sure I won't.

Currently it appears I'm looking more into a V-6 version (2lt with the RS package) either in white. dark grey or the dark blue...which ever one I can get with the options I want. I especially like the "My Link" with the optional navigation system. Even perhaps the "high performance muffler" system that's offered as an option.

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The passenger seat in the 2010 model is extremely low and not adjustable height-wise.
The passenger seat in the 2012 2SS is adjustable

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