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post #1 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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I dont drive our 54 plate C-max very much, its the wifes car usually and I have my Mk2 Golf Gti as my daily, but she is recovering from a ceasarian at the moment and so for the last 3 weeks I have been using it.
I have noticed that I am getting a pain in my right shin muscle (whatever its called) which is down to the seat height and hence van like driving position. I am holding my foot up at about 90 degrees rather than a more relaxed pointy stance. I have tried the seat in all positions - up, down, back, forth but I just cant get comfy. I am 6'2" with a 32" leg so not an odd size or anything.
Anyone else suffer at all? I am considering going back to a 'traditional' car as the lower down driving position has never caused me a problem.
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 04:35 AM
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Hmm, well I'm 6 foot with a 34inch leg, and I find the driving position in the CMax as good or better than most. Mind you, the car is slow enough in almost all circumstances to make a 'relaxed pointy stance' of right foot pretty much mandatory[img]smileys/smiley20.gif[/img].

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post #3 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 06:03 AM
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I take it you have the seat down as far as it will go.
Neither my wife or me have ever had any probs,there again I`m 5`6 & Sue is 5`1
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likewise, I'm 6'3" and don't have an issue with seating. I do have the seat low down and far back though.

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 01:09 PM
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Having owned all the seats of seats you can get, which seats do you have?
The half leather seats and higher than the others. The cloth ones are next and the leather set are the lowest. I'm abit of a monster at 6ft7 and the leather are the most comfortable for me by far. It also helps to position your foot at the side and roll it inwards I've found. Unless I have work boots on though it's perfectly comfortable for long periods.

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am 6'5 33 leg . . . . . No probs for me . . . In fact one of the most comfy cars av had in 27 yrs driving . . . . Like Maccy Deez . . . . Am Lovin it , LoL

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6 foot 3, 6 foot 5, 6 foot 7! Blimey[img]smileys/smiley3.gif[/img]. Interestingly I have never found a car where I didn't have to roll my right leg round and inwards [so to speak] to get at the accelerator. There always seems to be room in the well to put the accelerator pedal further to the right, but manufacturers seem not to want to do this. The old SAAB 900s were very bad in this respect, and especially as they also don't have a space to put the other foot to the left of the clutch. Driving one of those was murderous after a few miles, so I'm not going to complain about theCmax.

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-06-2010, 08:12 PM
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It's brilliant....when you're 6ft7 and 300lbs+ driving a C-Max looks like a normal person driving a normal sized hatchback! It's scales up well.

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post #9 of 10 Old 05-20-2010, 05:21 PM
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your problem is your leg muscle is being used in a slightly different way, i had to get used to the positioning of my right foot, so the more you drive it the less the problem it will be. its the human body its strange

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Problem solved - I traded the car in for a Mondeo ST tdci!
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