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So my original plan for entry level Porsche ownership was a Boxster but 5 minutes of folding my 6'5" frame into the cockpit of a lovely Boxster S and not being able to move my left leg quickly put me off that idea. Can anyone recommend another Porsche model that may have a little more room? Was thinking maybe one of the front engine models, but haven't had a chance to look at any yet. Budget doesn't extend into 911 territory just yet, the boat ate the rest.

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I can state from personal experience that the 944/968 Porsches have excellent legroom.

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928. Has more than enough legroom. 

Headroom is a little restricted but with the seat at it lowest setting I think you will be fine

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928 sunroof causes problems for those over 6 foot (esp with helmet). Ask ANF...you might need a different seat.(& stock seat is btw very heavy).

A 944 is plenty low and you can remove the billet seat raising blocks which some (? all) have.

Walter Rohrl is over 6 ft 4" and as we know he raced very well in  911s and many other cars.
 

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22 minutes ago, tazzieman said:

 

Walter Rohrl is over 6 ft 4" and as we know he raced very well in  911s and many other cars.
 

Maybe that's another reason he didn't have padding on his seats.

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If you do come back to a 911 I am 6'8" and drive an '81 SC. I have changed the steering wheel out to a smaller one to get a bit more leg room but otherwise have just enough head room (it is a non-sunroof coupe).. The gent i bought it off was 6'4" too . 

I am also in Perth so if you would like to have a look just let me know..

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I am 6’4” (190cm) and have no problems in a 981 Cayman. I actually find that the cayman has better head room then a lot of other cars particularly if they have a sun roof and the door aperture doesn’t hit me in the head either or bother my vision. 

Much cheaper than a 911 too. 

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I'm 6'2" And only driven a manual 05 Cayman S which felt cramped when using the clutch 

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Cheers Gents, Ill look into 944's, I do like the 928 but the auto is a no go and the only manuals Ive seen are terrible imports. Definately wont be any sunroof's involved Ive done that in the past and my neck still isnt right.

There is actually a very tempting 944S on carsales but its LHD... hmm..

 

 

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