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I ask this because I feel I'm in the minority

I like being close to the steering wheel! I don't mean upright but close to it. Whenever I get the car back from the garage or what ever, the seat is in a place where I can only describe it as "lounging"...no matter how tall/short the mechanic is. I don't feel I have control of the car sitting that far back!

I'm 6'+ tall and my wife is 5'1"(at a push). So to give you an idea of where I sit, when she has been in the car the seat is in the highest position it can be, so she can see out! For me to get to where I want from there, I only have to use the lever at the side to get it to the lowest setting. That's it!
In fact, I have often had to move it one rung forward if she's messed about with it too much.

Before you ask- No, I do not have a 28" inside leg lol

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I think I sit closer to the wheel than most too. To the extent that I adjust it back to get in and out. That might just be because I'm a fat old man though. :(
 

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I hate choice...the 159 has so many different settings it drives me crazy....that's why I feel at home in the 156.

Seat furthest back as possible...height the lowest....that's me at peace. :)
 

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I get in and press button 1 on the seat.
I like an upright back but not too close to the wheel. It's a trade off between this and leg distance to the pedals.
 

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I usually sit as low as I can, and as far back as I can whilst still being able to push down the pedals fully.

I set the steering wheel so that I can see the instruments and my arm has a slight bend holding the wheel at the top.


The Giulietta I find has a bit of a traditional Italian driving position - Short leg and long arms, with the seat being a bit high up for me.
 

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I use what I think is about right. Room for legs, wheel towards me, wheel high and seat low for heel and toe down-changes.

Seat backrest is tilted back slightly as I dislike leaning at the wheel or using a seat like a bed which is for those with boring cars.
 

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I never find myself needing to do heel and toe driving in today's driving conditions.
 

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I usually sit as low as I can, and as far back as I can whilst still being able to push down the pedals fully.

I set the steering wheel so that I can see the instruments and my arm has a slight bend holding the wheel at the top.
Symon....we speaka the same language :)
 

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I usually sit as low as I can, and as far back as I can whilst still being able to push down the pedals fully.

I set the steering wheel so that I can see the instruments and my arm has a slight bend holding the wheel at the top.
Symon....we speaka the same language <img src="http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Lolololol

I just cant sit like that. I need to hug the wheel....much like they sit in touring cars. If my arm/s was so far from the wheel i wouldnt enjoy it in times when im "on my own"!
Interesting and i guess it would a boring old world if we were all the same
 

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I'm probably similar to you, Psircos. Just on 6ft tall, skinny, hunched and slouched as though collapsed. I'm typing this in the same, dare I call it "posture", on a laptop which is (unconventionally) on my lap. Sitting up straight is a bit too much like exercise for my taste.
 

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One of the problems with being a mix ‘n’ match combo, is that you only get half the deal. In this case, I got the long arms (my work chums call me Mr Tickle), but also 34” legs.

So my driver’s seat tends to be pretty far back (usually to its stops). I’ve never been that fussed on sitting low; if anything - and assuming the roof line allows it (I’m 6ft) - I like being a bit higher. I too like a clear view of the dials. With all that nailed, I’m happy.

One thing that will stop me buying a car is an offset driving position; pedals to the left, steering to the right. I don’t care how fast or great looking a car is, if it’s going to turn my spine into a corkscrew, I have to pass. No car is worth any sort of short or long term back pain.
 
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