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Porsche 911 shifting and seat position

Discussion in 'Porsche' started by Mojo, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. Mojo

    Mojo Formula 3

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    Does anyone share the same Idea that the shifter is to low? It feels really awkward to me, not like a sports car should. But I love the look of the car. the 996 seems to be right tho its just the 911 and 993. Is it just me?
     
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  3. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
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    I've had a few 911's (Carrera 3.2, 964, 993) and I never found the seating and/or gear lever position to be anything other than ideal. In fact, this past weekend I had my 328 valeted and when I got it back the seating postion was completely changed. I found it difficult to get it back to the right position again. It was very awkward to drive until I got the seat just right. Right about that time I was thinking back to how nice the seats in my old 911's were! :)
     
  4. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    I have a 964 Carrera 4 and have never had a problem with the seating position, unless the wife was driving it and didn't move the seat back. Then I end up slamming my knee in the steering wheel.
     
  5. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Don't forget that 964 & 993 models had pedals that hinged from the top, ie Beetle style. Almost all other cars have floor hinged pedals.
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  6. Ike

    Ike F1 Rookie

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    I want to put a switch in my mercedes so I can disable the power seats when I valet, I think they just like to play with it. It always comes back with the seat in some weird position.
     
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  8. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    pedals are hinged from the bottom ala vw bug. i think that was what was meant.

    on the shifting and seating...i agree w/ azzuro328, in 911/993, it is very dificult to fault the position and comfort of the controls. all seems to fall in place nicely.
     
  9. rob

    rob F1 Rookie

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    I've driven both the 964 and 993 and one of the things I really liked about the car was the seating position and the room it gave me, I'm 6'3 250. I was also comfortable shifting. I have yet to drive a 996 does it not have it's pedals hinged from the bottom?
     
  10. Mojo

    Mojo Formula 3

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    Thats strange that you all like it, maybe I just have short arms. Just seems like im reaching down for the shifter.
     
  11. SMC

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    Nov 16, 2003
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    The shift knob can make a big difference. I have a 98 993 and replaced the OEM shif knob with a my04 knob and it made all the difference in the world.

    BTW - love the car!!! My 85 QV was special, but the beauty, ease, performance and precision of the 993 is incredible.
     
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