Clutch Pedal Extender
Hello from UK,
First post here so please bear with me. I have a bit of an issue (and really stressed about this) with a new mini one and was hoping someone can come up with some suggestions of solving this.
My wife has been driving a 09 mini cooper 2 door for several years now. With kids growing, she mentioned a 5-door and to surprise her, I bought a 2015 mini one 5 door couple of days back without her test driving. My wife is short (5 foot) and when she tried the car after purchase, she was very uncomfortable pushing the clutch all the way to the floor because of her height. She has the seat very close to steering as much as she can go and she has also tilted this as far as this can go but she is still not very comfortable. Also, the car seems to have a very low biting point (an inch or 2 when the clutch is fully depressed) which means that if you don't fully depress the clutch, gear changing is a problem which adds to the stress of pushing the clutch all the way down. Accelerator and brake pedals are fine.
I cannot return the car as this was purchased from a private seller. And other than the problem above, she likes the car. I have been looking at various mobility sites for pedal extenders. These might be my very last option. I have also come across a mustang pedal extender (sorry cannot post the link as I am new here but if you search above term, you will see a lot of google images) which I really like but I am not sure if this will fit on the mini or not. We only need to extend by an inch or inch and half which would make her life very easy.
Can anyone please suggest any other options I can look into. for e.g.
1) Can the garage can bring the seat forward by couple of inches in addition to what the car already allows.
2)Any clutch replacement rubbers which are thick and add couple of inches.
3)any other options?
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks in anticipation.