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#25 of 32 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Tall Drivers [greenymeany]
Mar 17, 2012 (2:40 pm)
I am 6'2" tall, checked out a 2012 Focus at the Auto Show last week. The driver's seat does go waaaay down and waaaaaaay back and the wheel telescopes further than usual I would say. I was able to get very comfortable. I could also sit in the non-adjustable shotgun with the seat reclined slightly. Love the styling and feel of the car. Problem is it might seem a bit of a gas guzzler to me after driving an old Prius for 4 years. Note; the Fiesta seemed to have even more headroom but I felt as though I were sitting in the back seat.
#26 of 32 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Tall Drivers [greenymeany]
Mar 26, 2012 (10:44 am)
I'm 6'6" and have a 2012 Focus SEL hatchback with moon roof (which loses about 1.5" of headroom from non-MR version) and 6-way power seat. I have no problem getting a comfortable, and relatively upright, driving position.
I love my 2012 Focus. It handles like it is on rails and gets great gas mileage. It will accelerate smartly if pushed, but I rarely do this as I drive for mileage. It is great to see Ford making a world-class product in the USA again.
PS - I get ~32 MPG in town, ~44 MPG on highway, average is ~35 MPG.
#27 of 32 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Tall Drivers [greenymeany]
Apr 03, 2012 (6:38 am)
6'2"/225lb...and the car fits me fine. In fact it IS rather like sitting in a jet's cockpit once you get the seat and telescoped wheel adjusted right. We bought the "sport pkg" and like the look and feel. Sync's pretty cool too.
#28 of 32 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Tall Drivers [greenymeany]
Apr 09, 2012 (7:52 pm)
I'm 6' 5" 240 lbs and I fit just fine in my SE hatchback 5MT. I do not have a moonroof/sunroof and have about 1.5" headroom with the driver's seat relatively upright and pumped up just a bit off the bottom.
Apr 21, 2012 (1:27 am)
I traded in a 2009 for a '12, and it is lower, but I am 6'2'' and fit OK. There was more headroom in the old car, but I dont bump my head a lot, like I did in my previous 05 Sentra!
#30 of 32 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Tall Drivers [sobsboc]
May 22, 2012 (6:38 pm)
"after driving an old Prius for 4 years"
I am getting 33mpg average with my 2012 Focus SEL with 1000 miles on it. I drive 15,000 miles a year so that means I will pay $50.00 more a month for gas. For $50.00 I get no battery and no boring drive There is a reason that only 35% of Hybrid drivers buy another Hybrid.
#32 of 32 A Rarity
Sep 12, 2012 (3:16 pm)
Bought a 2013 focus titanium HB for wife. Amazingly, with the seat all the way down and back, and the wheel at maximum tilt/telescope, I have good leg room and knee clearance. I'm only 6'5" but with long legs and have very little choice in cars with comfortable knee clearance. Just tried 2013 cadillac XTS and lincoln MKS and don't fit. Previous model of chrysler 300 was good but not he new improved version. Maxima used to be good due to lots of tilt/telescope until they added paddle shifters which took up knee room. Auto makers: stop adding room to the rear seat and add it to the front. The person who buys the car does NOT sit in the back seat!!!