driver's car seat

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dfgdad
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driver's car seat

Post by dfgdad » Fri May 03, 2019 4:49 pm

I've had my C4 cactus from new for about a month and am very pleased with it. Smooth, quiet etc etc.
However, I cannot seem to find a comfortable position for the driver's seat. I have fiddled with angle, lumbar support and position from wheel but have yet to achieve a breakthrough. Any advice out there?

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CactiBhoy
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Re: driver's car seat

Post by CactiBhoy » Fri May 03, 2019 5:13 pm

I`m over six foot in height so before adjustment of my seat, I kept headbutting :roll: the star visor in front of me, each time I leaned forwards or even moved. I slide the seat back a good bit every time I get in or out of the Cactus, and then back towards the pedals now. I have the seat height just above the runners just now and the seat back near vertical.

I have also noticed wear in the upper squab just below my kidneys and right buttock, if this continues I think I will be contacting Citroen. As not as if I drive about with a screwdriver protruding from my back pocket on my trousers. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: driver's car seat

Post by Cactused » Mon May 13, 2019 9:13 pm

i'm 6'3" and it's a compromise: i got a lumbar pad and it's bearable, but it's my main bugbear with the car really. 90% of the problem would be sorted if the steering was reach adjustable, for me.

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Re: driver's car seat

Post by davemk39 » Mon May 13, 2019 9:43 pm

i'm 6'2 and have the seat up a bit and back. too close and high and i headbutt the visor all the time.
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Re: driver's car seat

Post by CactiBhoy » Tue May 14, 2019 10:51 am

davemk39 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:43 pm
i'm 6'2 and have the seat up a bit and back. too close and high and i headbutt the visor all the time.
Yea Citroen will maybe move the curtain airbags that are in the roof, or lower the floor on any new internal facelifted Cactus. As its a pain in the forehead. Only thing I can do is remove the star visor (well easy) or fold it down or to the side (cant see shi7e either way).

The only other way is to recline the seat back, but I bash the side of my temple and ear when turning left, off the B pillar (maybe I drive to fast :twisted: and should just put my rally seats in both sides :evil: ) As the looks on the faces of other drivers when I drift past them in the Cactus, is amusing also. :shock: :shock: :shock:

But my antics amuse Mrs Cactus and her friends when I`m their drunken taxi service. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: driver's car seat

Post by The2ems » Wed May 15, 2019 8:11 am

What is a star visor?
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Re: driver's car seat

Post by CactiBhoy » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:05 pm

That big yella shiney thing that sits outside most of the Planets that revolve its system. Or the sun. But its our yella drwarf star. And it keeps us warm. Apart from North of Carlisle Since Scotland is protected by cloud most of the year. So a rain visor here.
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Re: driver's car seat

Post by pulimiharish » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:45 pm

Can someone please confirm if the drivers seat could be adjusted for height? My wife is only 5 ft, its a deal breaker if the seat cant be raised in height and the steering wheel is not comfortably reachable. Can't find many cactus near our place, have to travel at least 50 miles to test drive one. Thanks

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Re: driver's car seat

Post by Mike66 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:03 pm

I'm 5' 8" and my wife is a fair bit shorter than me and we both find the Mk1 Cactus comfortable to drive, without doing anything more than a slight change to the rear view mirror between drivers.

Hope that helps.
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Re: driver's car seat

Post by pulimiharish » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:48 pm

Thank you Mike fire the info. Today we went and had a look, the seat was okay for my wife. Overall she liked the car.

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