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Old 10-08-2008, 03:18 PM   #21
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usually just back it in and then swing the legs in. seat is in exit mode (all the way back) to help. getting out is same as above. I am only 61 so not sure I qualify as an old guy yet!
66 here, if you think getting in and out of a C6 is bad(I have a 09 Z06), stop by and I'll let you try out my 56.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:21 PM   #22
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66 here, if you think getting in and out of a C6 is bad(I have a 09 Z06), stop by and I'll let you try out my 56.
might just do that - I go up to KC to see the wife's family every now and then and Springfield is not far out of the way.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:21 PM   #23
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I sprint across the yard [naked] and jump in with both feet first. I also wear a helmet and lube my whole body with Vaseline.

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FWIW, if you're in a garage or other scenario where you can't open the door completely a Window Valet helps tremendously. The windows being down because of their curvature gives you a much better angle to flop your rear down
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:25 PM   #24
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I sprint across the yard [naked] and jump in with both feet first. I also wear a helmet and lube my whole body with Vaseline.

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FWIW, if you're in a garage or other scenario where you can't open the door completely a Window Valet helps tremendously. The windows being down because of their curvature gives you a much better angle to flop your rear down
that could be hard to explain to the neighbors if you miss!
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:27 PM   #25
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At 42 I'm starting to think I'm too young to own my Corvette, especially after reading threads like this one.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:29 PM   #26
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that could be hard to explain to the neighbors if you miss!
No kidding, the Wifeyİ had to come get out their bushes once with wheelbarrow and some oven mitts.


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At 42 I'm starting to think I'm too young to own my Corvette, especially after reading threads like this one.
That's the beautiful thing about Vettes is it doesn't matter how old you are! I see tons of youngins' driving them around this area.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:32 PM   #27
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From what I've read lately, the process is very simple:
1. Make sure you are wearing the proper clothing - no blue jeans, overalls, coarse materials, dark colored clothing, or anything with coarse stitching:

2. Go through a metal detector to insure that no metal objects are in any pocket or in close proximity:

3. Assume a lotus position adjacent to the driver's door:

4. Levitate up and through the open targa top or open convertible top:

5. Gently lower yourself into the fully reclined seat.

There - no problems, eh?
...doesn't everyone do it this way?????
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61........OLD?!?!?!?

Some people..........
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:42 PM   #29
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66 here, if you think getting in and out of a C6 is bad(I have a 09 Z06), stop by and I'll let you try out my 56.
C1's are much easier to get in and out. I am 68 and my wife struggles to get in and out of a C6. Not easy for me either. Keeps me on the sidelines.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:53 PM   #30
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C1's are much easier to get in and out. I am 68 and my wife struggles to get in and out of a C6. Not easy for me either. Keeps me on the sidelines.
If my waist was the same size as it was when the 56 was new, I might agree with you. Don't know if you are aware of this, but the 53's thru 57's had the steering wheel 2 inches further into the cockpit then the 58 thru 62. Also the seats on the 53 thru 60 didn't adjust as far rearward as the 61-62. It is 10X's easier to get in and out of a 61-62 then a 53-57.

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Old 10-08-2008, 04:13 PM   #31
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I think it makes a difference with your height. I back in (seat back steering all the way up) then swing my legs in at the same time. I'm 5'7" and have pretty long legs but the 'swing' works great. Getting out I'm probably not so graceful - swinging out is more difficult and probably not too lady like. :bb I also use the rocker panel plate to push up on when exiting.
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:15 PM   #32
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having bad knees is a killer, getting in and out, but once i am in, its heaven
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:16 PM   #33
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Well, I guess the other guys have pretty much covered the ins and outs of how they do it.............so I'll just say that I get into my new 2008 CRM 3lt coupe just like you do. but, I have a lot of trouble getting out cause I just don't want the fun to stop so soon. By the way, you young ones just haven't seen anything yet as I am 72 years old and in my first Corvette.
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:19 PM   #34
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GOOD FOR YOU!!!!! It's an awesome ride - get in - stay in and drive the tires off!!!
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:21 PM   #35
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any way you see fit is all that matters! just make sure you don't carry a pocket knife with a metal clip, this will take a chunk out of your steering wheel getting in, and scratch the door panel real good on the way out! (no not the vette thank god, an import)
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:21 PM   #36
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Make sure that your exit memory is set to highest level for the seat when you get out. Gettin in I just fall into the seat then swing legs around. Getting out I use hands on the sill like the other people.
As soon as you start the car again the seats will go back to your driving position for those drifting burn outs down the onramp.
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:22 PM   #37
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well, i will turn 67 in April; been driving vettes for about 30 years. I just back up to the seat, put my butt in the chair and swivel both legs in.
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:57 PM   #38
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If my waist was the same size as it was when the 56 was new, I might agree with you. Don't know if you are aware of this, but the 53's thru 57's had the steering wheel 2 inches further into the cockpit then the 58 thru 62. Also the seats on the 53 thru 60 didn't adjust as for rearward as the 61-62. It is 10X's easier to get in and out of a 61-62 then a 53-57.
I had three C1's. 54,58 and a 61. Granted I was between 18 and 24 years old and they were all verts. But I have a friend with a 62 vert and the seating is much more upright and very easy for me to get in. The space between the wheel and the seat when all the way back was never an issue. The C6 coupe is much lower and I feel I almost have to lay down to enter it. We have test driven several coupes, no verts. No way my wife can deal with it comfortably with her knee, even as a passenger. But I still am thinking about the vert.
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:19 PM   #39
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I'm 6ft 190lbs. I can't get the seat back far enough whether to exit or for comfy driving. Getting out is a pain no matter what, as to rubbing the bolster. It happens.
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I am 74 and my better half is 70, we drive over 30000 miles a year in our VY Corvette, mostly to Corvette shows. No problem getting in and out. just sold my 2007 and waiting for a 2009 same color.
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