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I am 6'6" tall, so headroom is really important to me. I placed my Ocean deposit way back in January of 2020 when Fisker reported it would begin production by the end of 2021. Since then, Fisker has manufactured multiple cars for auto shows, etc., and claims it will start production in November of this year. Yet, despite multiple requests, Fisker, which claims it is "totally transparent," refuses to tell me what the front row headroom will be -- or even what the headroom is on the versions it trotted out to the press and auto shows. Many other manufacturers have brought EV AWD SUVs to market or will do so shortly. In some of these vehicles the headroom is adequate for me. Meanwhile, making matters worse, since my preferred Ocean trim level is the Ultra, I recently learned I may not be able to get an Ocean until the end of 2023 or early 2024.

So the question: should I grab one of the other vehicles, e.g., the Mach-e, which I can get my hands on by the end of this year at the latest, or keep waiting for Fisker to disclose the headroom of the Ocean given the risk it will be insufficient? If I wait and the Ocean's headroom does not work for me, it likely will take that much longer for me to get another vehicle and the tax incentive for that car could evaporate. Sure, the Fisker is a beautiful car and has some great sounding features, but four years from deposit to delivery -- really?
 

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I am 6'6" tall, so headroom is really important to me. I placed my Ocean deposit way back in January of 2020 when Fisker reported it would begin production by the end of 2021. Since then, Fisker has manufactured multiple cars for auto shows, etc., and claims it will start production in November of this year. Yet, despite multiple requests, Fisker, which claims it is "totally transparent," refuses to tell me what the front row headroom will be -- or even what the headroom is on the versions it trotted out to the press and auto shows. Many other manufacturers have brought EV AWD SUVs to market or will do so shortly. In some of these vehicles the headroom is adequate for me. Meanwhile, making matters worse, since my preferred Ocean trim level is the Ultra, I recently learned I may not be able to get an Ocean until the end of 2023 or early 2024.

So the question: should I grab one of the other vehicles, e.g., the Mach-e, which I can get my hands on by the end of this year at the latest, or keep waiting for Fisker to disclose the headroom of the Ocean given the risk it will be insufficient? If I wait and the Ocean's headroom does not work for me, it likely will take that much longer for me to get another vehicle and the tax incentive for that car could evaporate. Sure, the Fisker is a beautiful car and has some great sounding features, but four years from deposit to delivery -- really?
I have been a loyal Fisker supporter since the beginning and I do not recall him ever saying the Ocean would be out any sooner than 2022. I don't recall the EMotion production date. I know he is keeping most of that data close to the hip until October. I think we can be certain that Henrik is worried about others copying/ripping him off before he gets to the market.

Do you follow Aslash304 on YT? He tries to get answers to questions, ask him that and he will respond with what he knows. At the end of the day, you need to buy what you feel best fits you. Watching the video tests, it looks like you will have the headroom.
 

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I am 6'6" tall, so headroom is really important to me. I placed my Ocean deposit way back in January of 2020 when Fisker reported it would begin production by the end of 2021. Since then, Fisker has manufactured multiple cars for auto shows, etc., and claims it will start production in November of this year. Yet, despite multiple requests, Fisker, which claims it is "totally transparent," refuses to tell me what the front row headroom will be -- or even what the headroom is on the versions it trotted out to the press and auto shows. Many other manufacturers have brought EV AWD SUVs to market or will do so shortly. In some of these vehicles the headroom is adequate for me. Meanwhile, making matters worse, since my preferred Ocean trim level is the Ultra, I recently learned I may not be able to get an Ocean until the end of 2023 or early 2024.

So the question: should I grab one of the other vehicles, e.g., the Mach-e, which I can get my hands on by the end of this year at the latest, or keep waiting for Fisker to disclose the headroom of the Ocean given the risk it will be insufficient? If I wait and the Ocean's headroom does not work for me, it likely will take that much longer for me to get another vehicle and the tax incentive for that car could evaporate. Sure, the Fisker is a beautiful car and has some great sounding features, but four years from deposit to delivery -- really?
With a reservation on Jan. 2020 I would say that you will be in the first batch to get the Ultra probably in late Spring 2023. For the question to move to another car it is your personnel call. Good luck.
 

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I would get the Ocean anyway. If you don't like it you can probably sell it for quite a bit more than you bought it for. There were no detailed specs for the Model 3 until two years after I got my reservation.
 
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I would get the Ocean anyway. If you don't like it you can probably sell it for quite a bit more than you bought it for. There were no detailed specs for the Model 3 until two years after I got my reservation.
Absolutely correct.
Most Tesla 3 LR First Day Reservation Holders (March 31, 2016) waited at least 3 years to receive their Tesla.
I got lucky and got my Tesla 3 after ONLY two and a half years (30 months)

I would definitely wait for the Ocean Ultra.
looks like Mustang Mach E sales are declining (due to dealer market adjustments)
 

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Yet, despite multiple requests, Fisker, which claims it is "totally transparent," refuses to tell me what the front row headroom will be -- or even what the headroom is on the versions it trotted out to the press and auto shows.
I am with you (though only 6'2"). It is the biggest mystery of the Fisker Ocean. My minimum rule is 40". I expect you are aiming for a bit more. The Model 3, which has 40" of headroom, is fine for me. The Kia EV6 with 38.5 is not. Of course it also depends on whether the cross beam on the windshield is mounted high or low. I high crossbeam gives you good visibility (e.g. the Model X is outstanding) but even a good roof height with a low crossbeam is sorta awful.

If you are successful in getting this data, please share it here. Tall people want to know! (As do those with exceptionally good posture, I suppose.)
 

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I am with you (though only 6'2"). It is the biggest mystery of the Fisker Ocean. My minimum rule is 40". I expect you are aiming for a bit more. The Model 3, which has 40" of headroom, is fine for me. The Kia EV6 with 38.5 is not. Of course it also depends on whether the cross beam on the windshield is mounted high or low. I high crossbeam gives you good visibility (e.g. the Model X is outstanding) but even a good roof height with a low crossbeam is sorta awful.

If you are successful in getting this data, please share it here. Tall people want to know! (As do those with exceptionally good posture, I suppose.)
I believe Henrik is about 6'2"/6'3" so you can get a sense of fit by seeing pictures of him driving the car.
 

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I am 6'6" tall, so headroom is really important to me. I placed my Ocean deposit way back in January of 2020 when Fisker reported it would begin production by the end of 2021. Since then, Fisker has manufactured multiple cars for auto shows, etc., and claims it will start production in November of this year. Yet, despite multiple requests, Fisker, which claims it is "totally transparent," refuses to tell me what the front row headroom will be -- or even what the headroom is on the versions it trotted out to the press and auto shows. Many other manufacturers have brought EV AWD SUVs to market or will do so shortly. In some of these vehicles the headroom is adequate for me. Meanwhile, making matters worse, since my preferred Ocean trim level is the Ultra, I recently learned I may not be able to get an Ocean until the end of 2023 or early 2024.

So the question: should I grab one of the other vehicles, e.g., the Mach-e, which I can get my hands on by the end of this year at the latest, or keep waiting for Fisker to disclose the headroom of the Ocean given the risk it will be insufficient? If I wait and the Ocean's headroom does not work for me, it likely will take that much longer for me to get another vehicle and the tax incentive for that car could evaporate. Sure, the Fisker is a beautiful car and has some great sounding features, but four years from deposit to delivery -- really?
This video has the host sit in the Ocean. He is 6'1" tall. He wasn't sure if the seats could be lowered, and he seemed to be pretty high up in the drivers seat.
 

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My strategy is to place deposits for my top 3 cars aiming for delivery in late 2023. Since the Ocean is the top choice I should know by then if I'm getting one by then and if not fall back on one of the other reservations.
By the way, I'm over 6'4" so I hope to sit in one before purchasing too or at least confirm that someone my height has and gives the thumbs up.
 

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This video has the host sit in the Ocean. He is 6'1" tall. He wasn't sure if the seats could be lowered, and he seemed to be pretty high up in the drivers seat.
The seat in the car in Santa Barbara was set very high up. I was told that the seat is adjustable up & down (it would be unusual for power seat adjustments not to have up/down function).
 

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I'm 6' 2" and have issues with line of sight. Sun Visors always seem to be in my view with cars lacking head room.
From the videos i've seen it looks to be ok but you never know until you actually sit in the vehicle yourself.
 

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This video has the host sit in the Ocean. He is 6'1" tall. He wasn't sure if the seats could be lowered, and he seemed to be pretty high up in the drivers seat.
Just to make an obvious point, if this host is 6'1" then HF is most certainly not! The host has a good 3" on him.
 

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Just an inch shorter @ 6'5" and currently driving a very thirsty Mercedes G-Wagon. One of the many reasons I've kept the G is due to massive headroom. Keeping an eye on this thread.
Welcome to the forum @QDOTJ! Have you been looking at any other EVs like the Ocean? Since you're a G Wagon owner have you seen the electric one that's coming out?
 

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Just looking at the spec for the Cadillac Lyriq, which is opening its order books again on May 19th. Headroom is only 38.6! I am convinced that GM only employs engineers who are 5'10" and below. Please, HF, give us a bit of headroom.
 

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Just looking at the spec for the Cadillac Lyriq, which is opening its order books again on May 19th. Headroom is only 38.6! I am convinced that GM only employs engineers who are 5'10" and below. Please, HF, give us a bit of headroom.
Whatever it is, it has long been a frozen design. The only possible ability to improve headroom at this late stage would be an option for a steel roof/no sunroof. Without the intervening sunroof module to squeeze in overhead, the headliner could be effectively higher within the vehicle.
 

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I wrote to Fisker about this recently and was told that the remaining specs would be released "close to the start of production." To me, that means October or early November. I can only assume Fisker has the dimensions and is withholding them, possibly because they will be disappointing to some. How can they know the leg room, which is published, but not the headroom? Meanwhile, since my first post I have driven aMach e and Ioniq 5 SEL. I haven't yet driven the Ioniq Limited version, which has a little less headroom but many more features. I really like the Ioniq, which has a lot going for it. It may even be a better car for the money than the Fisker. It's somewhat ironic that when I placed my deposit on a Fisker nearly 2-1/2 years ago there were no other EV SUVs. Now there are several on the market but still no Fisker. At least we have some good alternatives. I have a hunch that many of the folks who recently places deposits on an Ocean (especially the Sport trim) have no idea they may not receive a car until well into 2024 and probably will may pay more than the currently advertised prices.
 
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