View Full Version : Headroom issue

01-08-2012, 09:49 PM
So, I love my seventh gen, i love it a lot. And i'm almost ready to sell it and buy something else, because i can't sit in it comfortably. I'm just around 6', and for me to adjust the seat to a comfortable position for my back, i end up with my head in the sunroof, and tilted a little off to the side, which works for 15 minute drives around town, but after driving from Portland to Eugene and back, well... I've tried adjusting the seat every which way, but I can't make it work for me.

I know that i fit well in my buddy's 3rd gen prelude, which is actually shorter than the celi, and in my dad's mx-5, which is defiantly shorter than the celi, so there has to be some way of doing this.

So, before I do something as drastic as sell it, I'm soliciting options. The only thing I've come up with is getter aftermarket seats, but i defiantly don't need/want a 4 point harness. Is there anything else I should try? or failing that, could someone point me in the direction of some nice & nice looking seats under $750 with bracket that would give me at least 2 inches of extra headroom?

01-10-2012, 02:10 AM
the only thing that i can think of is modding the stock brackets, bc in my experience aftermarket seats have been a little higher BUT i have never put them in a celica and the seats where sparco so that could only be a design flaw with those seats

01-10-2012, 04:30 AM
im 6'4" and i fit in mine just fine.

01-10-2012, 05:09 AM
Being six foot tall shouldn't be a problem unless you're fat. Having a big butt makes you taller in the seat.

01-10-2012, 07:14 AM
Lay back more.

01-10-2012, 08:19 AM
Yeah, I'm 6'3 and fit in mine fine as well. The seat is plenty low, so I doubt modding the brackets would help. So I suggest as Car Barn Bandit put fourth.

01-10-2012, 08:21 AM
Get a non-sunroof celica...

01-10-2012, 07:07 PM
Im 6'2 and weigh ~250 lbs, and I dont have any issues driving my Celica. My buddy is 6'4 and its KIND of a squeeze but he doenst either.

You must be ALL torso if youre having an issue. You also must like sitting like... STRAIGHT up.

01-10-2012, 07:15 PM
Yeah, laying the seat back a notch or two normally makes a big difference. With my hat on, I hit the sunroof in Chaos, but if I lay the seat back a notch or two, I don't have an issue.

01-12-2012, 04:37 AM
Yeah, laying the seat back a notch or two normally makes a big difference. With my hat on, I hit the sunroof in Chaos, but if I lay the seat back a notch or two, I don't have an issue.

Try with a helmet on...

01-12-2012, 05:33 AM
Try with a helmet on...

I've done that too. That's when I just pull the panel back and get the helmet into the sunroof. Lol

01-12-2012, 07:18 AM
I find no matter what height I am she always complains about headroom when she hits the steering wheel.

Eric Barrera
01-13-2012, 05:41 AM
I'm 6'1 and I fit fine in my friends 7th gen as well. Recline a bit more.

Bugs wins BTW

01-19-2012, 09:40 PM
Yeah, I am disproportionately high on torso, and short on legs. I blame my mom's genetics :)

I do like sitting straight up, which is kinda fail I know. I learned to do it at my job where i sit all day, and now it's really uncomfortable to recline, go figure.

Thanks for the replys, I'll figure something out.

02-01-2012, 04:02 PM
So, I found my issue. I never would have believed it if someone had mentioned it. The steering wheel tilt. Go figure.

02-01-2012, 07:22 PM
Glad to hear it, enjoy the car!

02-02-2012, 06:37 PM
I am very much enjoying it now. thanks!