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From what I have read in some reviews, there seems to be some discussion about how low the seating is in the new Civic. I am curious to hear what new owner's think about the seating position with regard to the low position.

Are on coming cars blinding you more with this vehicle and any other observations.

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From what I have read in some reviews, there seems to be some discussion about how low the seating is in the new Civic. I am curious to hear what new owner's think about the seating position with regard to the low position.

Are on coming cars blinding you more with this vehicle and any other observations.

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I have the touring, which has power seating that allows you to raise the seat, I'm 5'1" and if it did not have that feature to raise the seat I could see it could be a problem for me to drive. But personally I love the seating in mine, its MUCH more comfortable than the Crosstour or the CRV I owned before.>:)
 

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The hip point is .7 " lower than last year.
If you compare,, the corolla specs it`s roof as one inch higher than the civic.
Some consider placing a shim under the seat legs, with longer bolts.
Kia sells them for the optima (AVAIL ON NET). I think DIY would be easy.
Gabe on Cons.Rep. implied that old & heavy people might have a problem, may need to double pump to get out, the others dissed his low seat cautions, I don`t know.
 

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The low seating does pose a problem for my dad who's not use to sitting in a car with such a low roof line. Good thing there are grab handles for this purpose, if he can find them. For me, I have to now reach up to the counter at the drive thru or try in vane to get my parking stub at the toll gate. I gave up at one point and had to step out of the car! In my crossover this wasn't such a pain. I do find that oncoming cars with projector headlights will tend to blind more than the older halogen ones. Maybe wearing shades will help in this situation?
 

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I have no problem and love the low seating. In fact I lowered it as low as it can go! (I am 5'10). I just like the low feeling like I'm in a Corvette from the inside. I haven't had any problem with oncoming headlights and I've had the car through the darkest part of the year.
 

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I'm the same way except I lower my seat just enough that I can still get a sense of where the vehicle is on the road since the wrong seating position can contribute to you not being able to park properly or properly estimate how close/far things are from you.
 

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I am curious if the seat is really that low, or if many people are just use to a much higher ride height with the popularity of CUVs and SUVs recently.
 

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I am curious if the seat is really that low, or if many people are just use to a much higher ride height with the popularity of CUVs and SUVs recently.
I think that is my concern. So many SUV's on the road with projection headlights. My current everyday ride is a Toyota Highlander, and I get blasted by the projector headlights frequently from on coming cars and SUV's.
 

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Makes me think if the seat is going to be very low in the coupe. May need to get those power seats.
Well the coupe is lower than the sedan by about an inch, so it could be assumed that the seating position of the coupe will be about an inch lower as well.

That's where the height adjustable seats come into play for some people. Personally i sit as low as i can in my car. Even in my 9th gen coupe SUVs and trucks behind me at night will blind me, i just dim my rearview and get in the other lane if i can, i'm used to it having driven civics primarily for the past 11 years.

I personally am excited for the lower seating position. The 9th gen never really bothered me, feeling it was too high up (the kia forte is way worse) but having a seating position comparable to the audi tt (according to honda) is gonna be awesome :D
 

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I don't like to feel as though I'm gliding across the ground, but as long as I feel that I have good vision, I'm okay with sitting lower to the ground. I think people are getting too used to sitting in enormous trucks ha give them this towering perspective.
 
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