Re: 6ft 1inch to tall for a GTV? or not!
I had a 147 until a month ago and I bought a GTV 2.0(would have loved the V6 but too many miles in traffic everyday). I am 6ft 2inch and have great big feet... size 13!
The GTV is fine for me although the problem is my feet on the pedals.
I cannot safely drive the car if I wear my timberland boots or boat shoes but if I wear thinner bowling shoe or tight trainers the pedals are fine. Sounds like a trivial thing but putting your foot on the brake with any other pedal is not a good thing(especially when working the gears at full throttle). You can however slide your foot under the pedals on the motorway if you need to stretch although you have to be very careful.
Also I found there were a number of different seat style which definetly made a difference. I opted for the non leather interior as the seats were less thick and actually gave me a couple more inches leg room I thought. Some of harder momo leather seats were not only less giving but firmer round the side which made it uncomfortable. Also the heated electric leather seats did not go as far back. I test drove an import with these and it was decidely more cramped.
I spoke to alfa about the getting the seat runner shifted back a few inches but they advised against it due to safety and the way it is bolted to the floor/sub-frame.
But overall I love the GTV and the seating is not a negative. In fact I prefer it to the 147 seating which always felt very proper and upright and never suited my driving style(although the heated seats were great).
The headroom and steering wheel is not a problem either. Nice and cosy with the door and glass cocooning you in.
I was initially worried but I took my time to find the right one and drove 12 cars before going back to the 3rd one I drove.
Loving the gtv now and have stripped out the terrible stereo speak combo, added sat nav, 4 infinity speakers, amp(behind passenger seat bolted to the floor), active flat sub box(bolted to the floor under the driver seat(blaupunkt)), changed the lights, gearstick, door lugs, upgraded brakes and filter for induction kit. Superb car that is something that makes me smile everytime I leave the front door to drive.
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Good Luck and go for it!