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Hey everyone. I have a question for the peeps that have received their Dream editions. I have read a couple reviews that mentioned having to duck under the pillars to get into the car, inclusive of the drivers seat and one taller reviewer said they are staring into the sun visor. I know @Hydbob has his and curious how tall he is, or anyone else that has received theirs. I saw one review that said they may raise the visor prior to production so that may not be an issue on the production cars.

I am still waiting for a test drive and am in the 2-4 month funnel as of a couple weeks ago. I am not exceptionally tall at 6 foot, but I also know of some cars that are built for the 5'10" crowd and under. The West Palm Beach showroom still has not received their production demo units. Appreciate any feedback!
 

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I'm only 5'6" so....that's at least 1 data point. I also have to duck a little getting in and out. But!!! My daily before this was a Honda Odyssey which has has huge opening. After 2 days, it was not even an after thought. My cousin was here yesterday and he is 5'10" and when he got in, it seemed natural for him. His daily is a prius, but he didn't even notice until I asked him about it. His son said the same about not noticing and his son is 5'11"
 

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Thanks much @Hydbob. Fair statement on getting used to a car versus a van. No doubt there is a difference between the two. Good to hear about your cousin and son. It may be that the reviewer(s) were more accustomed to an SUV or van and that also played into the review (with the exception of the visors). Appreciate your willingness to share your "real world" experience.
 

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I don't have my Dream Edition yet, but I've gotten into and out of the Airs multiple times in five visits to the Miami and West Palm Beach Design Studios. I have a Honda Odyssey and just traded in a Tesla Model S P90D for a Tesla Plaid, all of which have beefy A-pillars. I'm 5'7" tall.

I have bumped my head several times getting into and out of the Air demos, especially when getting into the backseat, as have the friends we have taken with us to see the cars. Even when paying attention, I found it difficult to reach the door handle to pull the rear door closed when opened its full 90 degrees without rubbing my head against the roof rail. I'm sure avoiding the low, thick roof rails is something for which a motor memory eventually develops, but you'll need to warn unfamiliar passengers for as long as you own the car. (It's actually possible for me to hit my head getting into or out of the front seat of the Odyssey, especially when the seat is moved far forward, but the maneuver to avoid it is less complicated than in the Air.)

The good news is that, once inside, the headroom is very good front and rear. Although I haven't yet been in a Mercedes EQS, I've seen several reviewers note its lack of rear headroom and add that the Lucid provides noticeably more despite the EQS' being several inches taller than the Air.
 

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Thanks much for the note @hmp10. You are probably correct about the motor memory. Funny what you say that about the Odyssey. We have an X5 that my wife normally drives and I have to pay attention every time I get into it because the seat is so far forward. If I don't move the seat, my head finds the pillar every time. Good advice on the back seat... Fortunately, we will very rarely ever use it.
 

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I'm 5'-8" But, my body is pretty messed up. I have to lower the driver's seat to get in because I can't really bend my neck over. However, my salesperson confirmed that I could set a default position for the seat (all the way down) to allow me entry. And it will rise from there to my personal setting and lower when I exit. When my wife enters the car the seat will be all the way down and rise up to her personal setting and lower when she exits.
I was surprised at how hard it was to enter the car considering my Jaguar XK8 has one of the lowest roof heights out there. And I can get and out easily.
 

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I have to lower the driver's seat to get in because I can't really bend my neck over.
That's part of the issue with me. I have arthritis in my neck, and the way I have to bend my head forward and sideways to get into and out of the car or to reach for the door handles is a bit painful. The absence of the power-operated doors on the Dream is a real disappointment for me. Being able to lower the seat as you describe will be a big help.
 

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I’m 6’1” and have to back in to my Tesla M3, and double over to get out. It’s annoying. I thought the new Model S would be better, but it isn’t. I was hoping the Lucid Air would have a bit taller opening, but according to a sales advisor, it doesn’t. These cars (Lucid and Tesla) have a very low coefficient of drag, so the A pillar is severely raked back which causes taller folks to contort themselves when entering and getting out. I’ll try it before ordering, but am thinking I may have to just wait for the Gravity.
 
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