Ok guys...so I am 6'8" tall /38" inseam and for over a decade I drove a 2007 M35--because other than my Audi S5 convertible, it is the only car that I found in mega-hours of searching that fits me. The Sports model seat from that year didn't work and neither did the X model--neither had the same legroom. In addition, from 2008 and on the redesign also loses legroom (as i found out when i tried a 2010 for a few days). SO as the saying "if you can't beat em, join em goes...I have been searching for a 2006 or 2007 replacement base model for years now (should be virtually identical). This weekend I finally found a 2006 M35 with only 31K original miles
(complete with the coveted Bose surround/adaptive CC mine did not have!) in immaculate condition t a good price--so i drove a few hours away and bought it. It pays to search "senior citizen alley" here in FL every so often.
I was thinking for awhile my original 2007 had been modified in either steering wheel tilt and/or seat track length before i got it (which both seemed usually long)--and now that I've had the 2006 for a few days I'm beginning to realize/sense there just not as much room as my 2007. I need every micron of legroom i can get (will cramp up with less) and although they should be the same, they may not be identical after all. I will get my original 2007 back early next week (not tradeable condition @ dealer) to where i can do a meticulous seat comparison and see what's going on.
I'm curious if anyone here knows the 2006/2007 differences offhand? i believe cabin microphone location and apparently functionality of "night/day" mode on the LCD screen (more straightforward in 2007 version). Does someone know *all* the differences there are? Shouldn't the seat/interior design be exactly the same?
Here's a couple pics...day with a fuzzy camera and night with a better one to show condition. Its like it was stuck in a time machine