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    Unhappy 2012 wrx hatch vs hyundai genesis coupe

    ive been snooping around the forums for a few months now and the wrx community on this site sold me on how awesome a wrx is! i finally got to sit in one at the la auto show but i didnt quite fit? im 6'2 220 i fit comfortably but when i reach for the clutch my knees hit the steering wheel after sitting in several MT transmission cars i realized i dont fit very well. i tried out a genesis coupe with automatic/fancy electric manual i fit a bit better and it costs about the same? im open to any opinions or advice. a wrx would be my first MT car

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    I'm 6'0" 250 and have ZERO problems fitting in my car and I have fairly long legs. My friends who are 6'4" and 6'6" respectively, drive my car with no problems. Are you sure you had the seat all the way back?

    If your legs are still too long after moving all the way back, you should look into a career as a swimsuit model.
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    i thought i did? i got rushed out by a 12 year old and his parents when i was messing with the seats. everyone in my family says you start to get leg pain when driving MT in traffic though? i guess ill just start practicing to see if i can test drive it

    haha i didnt see the swimsuit model comment coming!

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    welcome!

    during your test fit, did you try adjusting the steering wheel up? it also tilts btw.

    as far as the leg pain, im 23 with no signs of leg pain, not from driving my sti in traffic at least. its just more annoying lol. sometimes i drive like semi trucks, just leave it in 1st and let it coast instead of stopping and going.

    if they rushed you out, i say find another salesman or another dealer for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s
    Are you sure you had the seat all the way back?
    Two things to check when you go back: Seat back. Steering wheel up.

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    everyone in my family says you start to get leg pain when driving MT in traffic though? i guess ill just start practicing to see if i can test drive it
    A prolonged stretch of stop/go traffic (where you're not sitting at stop lights, and can throw the car in neutral) will put some wear on your left leg. As with any form of exercise, if you do it often, you'll get used to it. Also, the advice of impretzel of not riding someone's ass in these situations will help minimize the amount of time you spent pushing the clutch (and straining your left leg).
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    m 6'2 225 and all the way back is way a tad far back for my arms, though my legs are fine. Your Wrists should be over the top of the steering wheel is how you should space your self.

    Yes, even all the way back my knees could touch the steering wheel but my Right foot is angled for the gas and brake so that this is not an issue. For the Clutch all the way at the top it can interfere with the steering wheel but naturally your knees are angled out so its not an issue.

    I have never hit the steering wheel with my knees or interfered with my driving in any way.
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    Sounds like it had less to do with the seat being far enough forward/back and more to do with the steering wheel most likely being tilted too far down.
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    Try the suggestions, and if you don't fit you just don't fit. If you end up being more comfortable in the genesis, get that. They are good cars and you'll have fun in it, but it most certainly isn't a WRX
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    I'm 6'-1", and I fit fine in my hatch. It's actually pretty comfortable.

    I drive in Boston stop and go traffic one or two times a week, and the first week my leg was a bit tired. After that, I was fine. You really get used to manual. This is my first manual DD (i've had others, but not as a daily), and it's actually quite nice and more fun/involving to drive.

    To me, it sounds like you need to figure out what the car is for. I have a hard time comparing any coupe to any hatch in anything but scientific performance numbers. For me, i had to ask the questions: can a coupe fit 2 kids in car seats? Can a coupe fit a dish washer in the back? But does this matter to you? Those are the questions we can't answer for you.

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    im 6'6" 220 and have zero problems also.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    A prolonged stretch of stop/go traffic (where you're not sitting at stop lights, and can throw the car in neutral) will put some wear on your left leg. As with any form of exercise, if you do it often, you'll get used to it. Also, the advice of impretzel of not riding someone's ass in these situations will help minimize the amount of time you spent pushing the clutch (and straining your left leg).
    That is indeed good advice. I had to get used to my WRX's clutch again in traffic, after getting my ACT unit. I was unaware of it after 2 weeks.
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    Eat more salad... I gotta practice what I preach though haha

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    I'm built like a refrigerator @ 6'4" 305lbs and fit nicely with the seat all the way down slightly reclined (not gangsta style) and the steering wheel all the way up. I haven't had any leg pains, but I've been driving 4 and 5 spds since before I got my license.

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    My 09 has steering adjustable up/down and in/out. I have the wheel all the way out and pretty much right at bottom. Works fine for me, I'm 6.0 with relatively long legs.
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