Seating position comparison

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Hey all!

I am looking to buy the Citroen C3 sometime soon however I'm trying to work out whether or not the C3 2010 has high seating? I'm quite short and like to be at a higher position when driving. I know the Picasso has higher seating but what has prevented me from choosing the Picasso is it's size. How do they compare regarding seating height? The Hyundai Getz has an ideal seating position for me so I'm trying to gauge based on that.

P.s. I'm not able to go to look at the car as it's far from me as I would have just judged it in person and unfortunately I never seem to see one on the road either.
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Potentialbuyer20 wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:14 pm Hey all!

I am looking to buy the Citroen C3 sometime soon however I'm trying to work out whether or not the C3 2010 has high seating? I'm quite short and like to be at a higher position when driving. I know the Picasso has higher seating but what has prevented me from choosing the Picasso is it's size. How do they compare regarding seating height? The Hyundai Getz has an ideal seating position for me so I'm trying to gauge based on that.

P.s. I'm not able to go to look at the car as it's far from me as I would have just judged it in person and unfortunately I never seem to see one on the road either.
I have never sat in a Getz, but the 2002 with its seat height adjustment and its steering wheel adjustment can give a high up driving position.


The 2010 has the same seat adjustments as the early cars, and so many other things in common. It does sound like the 2010 can give a high-up and close to the wheel seating position.


These are the adjustments available on the 2010 - be careful not to buy a base model, just in case they fitted restricted seats in it.

Citroen C3 2010 seat height adjustment options
Citroen C3 2010 seat height adjustment options
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Thanks for your response :D
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I've the Mk2 VTR + spec and find the seats and seating position ideal as I am also short in stature and have back trouble. I did have the latest generation of the C3 as a loan car and did find the seating position around the same height as mine. I would also look at the C3 Picasso as these are higher still.