Relatively "short" owners

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There is a current thread "tall owners" and their experiences. Just curious if anyone has encountered any problems at the opposite end?

I'm 5'8 and find the seating/steering position in an NSX to be very well laid out, in addition to dashboard controls all easy access etc. The only thing I have a problem with, and through no fault of the engineers, is that because of my stature I tend to keep the seat pushed pretty well forward and this makes shifting slightly uncomfortable as my elbow seems pushed back too far and I don't get those quick, wristy shifts if my arm was fully extended forward.
 
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I'm 5-7, weighting a little bit on heavy side for a "thin" asain, 160lbs. I would suggest if you can extend the steering wheel rack and set it at the lowest position, if needed, reclined the seat back a little, that's how I found my most favorite position when I had the stock seat.

Despite my broader-than-avg. asian's shoulder, I found I thrown myself everywhere in corners, especially on track driving. No one corner can be completed without wrestling with the steering wheel while enbrace my lower body with knees on the door and the center tunnel. The lateral grip of the seat is really not so great for our height.
 
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5'7" 140lbs,

Everything seems to be where it should be although I agree with svalleynsx, I wouldn't mind if the shifter was out a little bit farther.
 
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Have tried "telescoping" the wheel out as suggested by NSXDreamer2 and although it does help a bit, I just feel uneasy using it and it seems to make the pedals feel a bit different being that you're pushed that much back.
 
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5' 8.5" - I feel like everything is just about perfect.

On the street/highway, I prefer driving with the seat back fully upright. On the track, I have to recline it ever so slightly (2-3 seconds on the recline button) to prevent my helmet from pressing on the roof.
 
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nsxtasy said:
5' 8.5" - I feel like everything is just about perfect.

On the street/highway, I prefer driving with the seat back fully upright. On the track, I have to recline it ever so slightly (2-3 seconds on the recline button) to prevent my helmet from pressing on the roof.
legendr35 said:
5' 4" 110lbs. i believe the nsx was built for me :biggrin:
No no... The NSX was built for ME :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

I am 173cm 79kg and the car fits PERFECTLY.... Would not change a thing!!
I concur with nsxtacy... with the helmet on I need a cm or 2 of headroom so recline the seat a little and compensate with the fore/aft adjustment in the steering column.
 
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I'm 5'6" and 180lbs and I've got an extremely big chest and shoulders. Hey, I'm half Hawaiian, it aint my fault I'm built like an English Bulldog.

I fit just about perfect in the NSX. I sit with the seatback nearly straight up and other than having my head closer to the A pillar than I'm used to, I fit great.

My only issue is ingress/egress. I move the seat all the way back when I exit to make that process easier.
 
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Da Hapa said:
I'm 5'6" ....and I've got an extremely big chest and ....

For a second, I had a wrong mental picture of you. Sorry! :biggrin:

I'm the odd one here. I'm 5'7" and I drive on the streets with the seat back slightly reclined and steering push fastest away for a more relaxed seating position. On the track, I straighten up the seat back and pull the steering to the closest position to me. Yes, my helmet touches the roof a little, but once I'm out there, I don't feel a thing.

svalleynsx, either my arms are short or yours are long. I feel comfortable with the shifter position in either seating positions. :wink:
 
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5' 9" 175lbs everything fits like a glove. When my girlfriend is riding with me however she sits with the seat all the way back and she seems to "disappear" from my view almost. :biggrin: Although she is only 5' 5" 110lbs.
 

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I'm 5'7" and find the ergonomics of the car very nearly perfect. I would prefer the front of the bottom seat cushion be a tiny bit higher, but it's a very minor thing.
 
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nsxtasy said:
I do that too. (Don't we all?) I don't consider it an issue, though...

I agree. Calling it an issue might not be fair.

However, I will say that because of this approach, I almost wish Acura/Honda had made the seats non-power. Save the weight, save the complexity and frankly, I could move the seat back and forth 10 times faster. Without seat memory, there's no reason not to.
 
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My problem has been that I put in Recaro Pole Positions and the SOS sliding seat rail, but I can't move it up far enough for me to reach the pedals! I'm only 5'2". I guess I just need to grow some more! :biggrin:

So until I make a custom cushion, I am using my pillow! :cool:
 
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legendr35 said:
5' 4" 110lbs. i believe the nsx was built for me :biggrin:

Same here, 5'4" only I'm about 135 lbs but everyhing is perfect. Well, I do get a slight stiff back after driving a while, but I think that is more to me being out of shape than anything else.
 
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nsxtasy said:
I do that too. (Don't we all?) I don't consider it an issue, though...

No... Once I have the seat and steering wheel set I hate to change it... It seems to take me ages of stuffing around until I seem to "get it right" again... This is a personal quirk BTW, and I am the same with all my cars... Having said that, I don't have a problem with ingress/egress at all even with the seat forward for my small frame.
 
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