My wife is 5 ft. tall or at least she was at some point. Has trouble getting the clutch to completely disengage. If i put the seat all the way forward she can't breath. Is there a remedy out there that anyone knows of? I"m not talking about much more than an inch adjustment in the pedal.
I know one thing for sure though, short people have a much easier time getting into and out of the car I've got the "mail your arse in and duck your head" technique down cold, but getting up out of the my car is still a chore...
Thanks everyone! I have some ideas bouncing around in my head. I will solve this dilemma and share with you all.
I am new to this forum and look forward to chatting. I am finally getting a fiero after all these years. Now that I am in mid-life crisis I can relive the years of having fieros again. My first was an 87 automatic, black w gray. Two years later I scored an 88 formula 5 spd, red w gray. Wow what a difference. In one week I will be getting a white 88 GT 5 spd w tan interior. Only 29 K mi. Have lots of plans and can't wait to get started!
My wife is only 5 foot 3 and it was not popular but I have suggested this before LOL and to answer your questions 1 NO I am NOT suggesting it 2 YES I get hit every time. While I sing what I can remember of the song short people have no reason to live
A gentleman friend of mine who at one time owned a Fiero (he's since switched to a 300zx convertible, which is a car he had been wanting forever) has an issue with the length of one of his legs and is barely 5 foot and drove his '88 Fiero fine when he owned it. Even had Ed Parks throw a 3.4L conversion it in years ago.
I also know another individual that owned a '88 coupe that had a clutch pedal extension. It was similar to that creativemobility thingie in the link above. It was purely on the clutch pedal though, just to make sure it would completely depress.
The Fiero pedals are unfortunately not in the best of positions. I think even people in the half five foot range have issues especially with the clutch since sometimes it seems like it just depresses into the car forever, and forever, and forever....