Must Be This Tall To Ride - 2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test
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2010 Volkswagen GTI: Must Be This Tall To Ride

July 21, 2010

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Sure, our 2010 Volkswagen GTI is fun to drive and all that but what is up with the driver seat? Why does it tilt like that so your rear is hanging lower than your knees? And, yes, there have been other editors who commented on the comfort of the seat but then again they're all tall, well, except for news editor Kelly Toepke who's my height but with long legs. I, on the other hand, being 5'5" with short legs can't get comfortable behind the wheel no matter how low I make the seat and how close to the steering wheel I get. My knees hang right over the end of the seat so I'm basically tippy-toeing on the clutch. And by the time I get the seat angled and positioned where I can work the clutch comfortably, I'm right up against the wheel. Boo.

Josh Jacquot's wife, who's 5'4", faced the same issue when she got behind the wheel so I know it's not just me. Any other short GTI drivers out there who have the same issue...or no issue with the driver seat?

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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