Our ’03 Suburban has a really nifty feature.
See it right there? It’s a pedal adjustment button. Oh Yea!
Let me back up a little bit to help you understand my excitement better. At full height, standing straight, flat-footed, no shoes, I’m 5 feet 1 1/2 inches tall.
I don’t mind my height. Really, I don’t. Short people can get in smaller places and climb something to reach higher. I don’t bang my head very much and I have wonderful balance for climbing things.
What’s this got to do with the pedal adjustment? It’s like this…
I’m quite used to always adjusting my seat to drive and/or sitting on a pillow. My husband has had a couple bench seat trucks and it’s just easier to use a pillow than drag the whole seat up and back.
This pedal adjustment feature made me laugh out loud, clap my hands, and shout “Hallelujah!” Okay, that’s exaggerating a bit, but only a little bit.
It’s the first vehicle I’ve driven that I have to stretch my arms out! You can laugh, it’s okay. Usually by the time the seat is far enough up for me to be comfortable with the pedals, the steering wheel is really close to me.
It’s a good thing I didn’t know about this feature when I was 9 months pregnant. My babies could turn the vehicle with a good strong kick while they were in utero.
Short drivers unite! Look for this very helpful feature in your next vehicle. You might want to build up your arm muscles a tad so they are used to stretching out.