I thought I'd start this topic after posting in the bike fitting thread earlier. I figure this question is closely related.
I'm having trouble fitting my car, its a big thing (an Audi S6) and I'm only 5'3" in my elevator shoes.
I've been struggling with reach to the pedals (short inside leg) whilst maintaining a clear view of the road above the steering wheel. I've found I can wake up during the night with severe pains in my right leg, presumably from over extending to reach the pedals. I've also noticed my hands and fingers can sometimes seize up (they look a bit like claws when this happens), presumably from gripping a steering wheel that's too thick?
Now I know there's a whole plethora of adjustments I can make with regards to my seating and steering wheel position, however I'm a bit nervous about going ahead with it as I don't want to risk further injury - After a long stint on the motorway, I find myself having to stretch out for 10 minutes in service station car parks before I can get to the toilet.
I'd dsecribe my driving style as quite aggressive, I'm not afraid of the argy bargy and I have a good turn of pace when I need to. My weaknesses are steep uphills as I slide further back in my seat and struggle with my vision above the steering wheel.
Is it worth me getting a car fit? I'm a keen motorist and What Car subscriber, I don't want to have to give it all up due to injury.