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Old 8/25/05, 08:13 AM   #1
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One comment that seemed to come up on numerous 2005 Mustang reviews that I read was that the passenger seat is a bit low, particularly for those “altitudinally challenged” passengers. Apparently, some passengers have trouble seeing over the dashboard. In one review it was indicated that Ford was aware of this issue and was working on a fix (maybe an adult booster chair accessory ).

A couple questions on this:

1. Those with an ’05, is this your experience with shorter passengers?

2. Has the seat height on the ’06 been increased?

With my ’06 GT delivery in a few weeks away, just wondering if I will encounter visibility complaints from my shorter passengers.
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Old 8/25/05, 08:19 AM   #2
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I just tell them they don't want to see whats in front of them..

Or carry a pillow

Yes, because the seat is not power and cannot be moved up and down..I've had complaints.

I just tell them to shut their yapper or get out
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Originally posted by Boomer@August 25, 2005, 9:22 AM
I just tell them they don't want to see whats in front of them..

Or carry a pillow

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Old 8/25/05, 08:33 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Boomer@August 25, 2005, 8:22 AM
I just tell them they don't want to see whats in front of them..

Or carry a pillow

Yes, because the seat is not power and cannot be moved up and down..I've had complaints.

I just tell them to shut their yapper or get out
I pretty much tell them the same thing. The only person that needs to see out the windshield is the driver. The rest of them are just along for the ride. Anyone that complains can exit the vehicle.
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Old 8/25/05, 09:20 AM   #5
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My fiancee is 4'11". She can't see over the dash unless she really tries to sit tall. I told her do not worry, we'll get her a booster seat ;-) hehe
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Midgets are 4'10" and shorter
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Old 8/25/05, 09:34 AM   #7
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I took my 10 year old grandson for a ride and he couldn't see
out of the windshield. He just kept looking at me and how fast
the speedometer was moving!

Ford should really address this problem. At first I thought I was
sitting in my daughters old Camaro.

In the meantime, if anyone else complains about it I'll just use
my "eject" button. You'll need to see the pics.

http://www.2005stang.com/gallery/thu...s.php?album=50
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Old 8/25/05, 09:41 AM   #8
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One comment that seemed to come up on numerous 2005 Mustang reviews that I read was that the passenger seat is a bit low, particularly for those “altitudinally challenged” passengers.
Too bad for them if they want to see over the dash go buy one. Seriously though the interior is nice enough to enjoy, just think of all those outside the car who are wishing to be on the inside
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My wife is 4-11 and she brings a booster cushion with her on trips.

I was wondering if there is a possibility to change the seat to make it higher or add a power seat option.
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Any reason someone couldn't take the mechanism used for the drivers seat and drop it in the other side?
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Exactly how tall does the passenger have to be to see over the dash? My girlfriend is 5'7. Would she have trouble seeing out the front window? I'm just curious.
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Originally posted by davebizzle@August 25, 2005, 11:43 AM
Exactly how tall does the passenger have to be to see over the dash? My girlfriend is 5'7. Would she have trouble seeing out the front window? I'm just curious.
My ex was 5'8 and she didn't have problem seeing over my dash so I doubt the inch will matter much.
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My girlfriend has the same problem too when sitting in my car.

They should have just put the height adjustment on the other side like the driver's. :scratch:
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Ford most likely did this because they want to create as much roomyness as possible, and not have people complain that they cant fit in the car. Being 6'3, and driving with my seat at the lowest possible position, I would have been quite angry if the passenger seat was high up cause then people my size could not get in the car.

Like someone else said, they dont need to see over the dash, as long as thier in there its all good
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The thing is is that the dash is a bit taller than most cars. You have the 2 guage upgroves, except there aren't any guages on the passenger side. I bet you if the rise wasn't on the right hand side it would appear to make you believe the seat was higher.

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We need 05GT-O.C.D.'s wife to chime in here Put it this way - when she's in the passenger seat, I look in my rearview mirror and can barely see her.
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My mom is 5'5" and she didn't have a problem seeing where I was going. I still need to get those imprints she left on the dash fixed though
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Quote:
Originally posted by Adrenal@August 25, 2005, 11:37 AM
I took my 10 year old grandson for a ride and he couldn't see
out of the windshield. He just kept looking at me and how fast
the speedometer was moving!
http://www.2005stang.com/gallery/thu...s.php?album=50
Odd, my passengers complain that they can't see how fast I'm going from the passenger seat.
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I've had the complaint. My wife is 5'0" and complained just the other day. Forget the kids, they can't see at all.

Before people start yappin, yes, they are old enough to be in the front seat.
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well personally i like being low ..i mean im 6 feet tall and am the driver but i have sat in the passenger seat when my dad drives it and i dont have a problem...i just think its funny on how on the past model everyone complained how you sat to high up and now that ford has finally put us lower everyone is complaining about that ....hah funny stuff
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