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Short driver, what's the best car?

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Assumptaann Thu 18-Jun-15 09:39:36

Hi dd has just passed her test, first go! She is looking for her first car with a little help from us. The problem is that she is quite short, 4'11". She learned in a small Peugeot, and to reach the clutch was ok, but I was wondering does anyone know of any other first car that may be suitable for the slightly shorter person? Thank you.

penisland Thu 18-Jun-15 13:49:17

Might be a good idea to visit a car supermarket so she can sit in a variety of cars then make a shortlist that way.

Damnautocorrect Thu 18-Jun-15 14:35:32

Volkswagen (inc seat, skoda and audi), renault, Toyota, and Citroen are generally good. Beware the base models sometimes don't have height adjusters so that's something to bare in mind, as I find that key.

for future reference the audi R8 is a great sports car for the shorter driver.

ApplesTheHare Thu 18-Jun-15 14:49:27

A VW Fox is nippy and great for shorter legs as no cumbersome steering column to repeatedly whack your shins on while extending your legs to reach the pedals. I'm also 4 11 and it's the best car I've driven for my height. Also small and cheap to run/insure so great for younger drivers.

Assumptaann Sat 20-Jun-15 11:45:47

Brilliant, thank you for all your information.

Yes, the fox is on our list. And we plan on going to car supermarket, to try some out.

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