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Drivers leg room and comfort

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Leegaryhall, Apr 26, 2014.

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    [Apr 26, 2014]
    Hi,
    Know its a bit late now, but as I am 6ft 2" is there enough adjustment on the standard S3 seats to enable me to get low and comfy in the 3 door.
    Not concerned about the space behind me...does the seat go far back?
    Used to my TT where I had the seat nearly all back to accommodate my long legs !!

    Any feedback on driver comfort for longer drives ( more than a couple of hours) ?

    cheers
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    I have the a3 and I am taller than you , if I put the seat right back my feet won't even touch the pedals . It is very comfy and nice low seating position . Euro cars generally have soo much more seating adjustments than Japanese(my previous car )
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    I'm 6 foot and fairly long in the leg and have the seat a few inches short of fully back for comfortable pedal operation. I think you'll be fine.
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    I am 6' 8" and the A3 s-line hatch I drive is perfect. No one can sit behind me but..... In fact, as I have the stronic, my left leg fits great to the left of the brake. Very comfortable (as long as you fit the seat shape that is).

    Edit: the A3 is the only small car I fit in. All the other MQB cars (Seat/Octavia/Golf) are smaller inside for the driver.
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    I have found that the 8V 3dr hatch has less space for those behind me, compared to a 8P 3dr hatch :(

    Fortunately I don't often have anyone in the rear!

    (Oo-er) :lmfao:
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    [Apr 26, 2014]
    Both the A3 sportsback and the saloon has a longer wheelbase than just the A3, thus more legroom but it might be in the rear..
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    Same here on my S-tronic A3. I've got 35" legs but find there's plenty of leg and knee room. I have considered removing the dead pedal on the left to get a bit more room for my size 13s but it's not really necessary as my foot can go to the right of it against the firewall.
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    Thanks for clearing that up for me...nothing to worry about then ,
    You must know what it is like when you ordered a new car but haven't really been in a the same model...I seem to think of all these things that could go wrong..even before I get the car lol.
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    [Apr 27, 2014]
    What a great thing being short! I fit easily also in my old Z4 and after long trips I got off fresh and relaxed. This S3 thing looks like a five star suite to me! :happy:
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