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Old 01-22-2001, 08:57 AM
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Hi people,
I'm trying to buy a 300e sedan but I've got a big problem, my Mum & my Dad made me 6 feet 4 inches tall. With all models incorporating sunroofs, my head basically hits the roof. From year to year it appears that the lowest setting for the seat changes (haphazardly and with no discernable pattern). Is their anywhere I can get some specifications that give some type of seat-to-roof clearance spec for each yearly model.
Secondly, for a model of the same year, would electrically operated seats provide a different lowest setting than manually operated ones?
Lastly, are their any parts, ie. lowered rails or something that might help out tall people like me?


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Old 01-22-2001, 11:32 AM
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Hi, Welcome. I have a '89 300E. I am 6'1". I have found the seats to be infinitely adjustable. I have at least 4 or 5 inches of head clearance in the low position. My experience is that electrical seats are much more friendy to tall folks than mechanical seats.
Jeff Lawrence
1989 300e
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
No matter what you fix, there will always be something else to fix..
"Warranty" is just another way of postponing the inevitable.
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Old 01-22-2001, 03:24 PM
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I'm about 6'2+" and the only sunroof equipped vehicles that I have a fighting chance with are those that also have power seats. In terms of overall comfort, you sound like a more appropriate candidate for a W126 (e.g., a 300 SE or SEL) If you can't fit into one of those, consider a Freightliner!

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