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Even with the driver's seat all the way down, I can't ever see a signal light at an intersection when I'm sitting at it waiting to change from red to green. I'm 6'1" and don't think this is unusually tall. I realize the Volt has to be aerodynamic; however, I don't think I should have to bend down to see stop lights. Has anyone taken the seat out to see if a tab can be bent or filed down to lower the seat some? Nothing so severe as to compromise safety.
 

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Even with the driver's seat all the way down, I can't ever see a signal light at an intersection when I'm sitting at it waiting to change from red to green. I'm 6'1" and don't think this is unusually tall. I realize the Volt has to be aerodynamic; however, I don't think I should have to bend down to see stop lights. Has anyone taken the seat out to see if a tab can be bent or filed down to lower the seat some? Nothing so severe as to compromise safety.
I'm 6' and have no problems. Can't tell you what to do.
 

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Are you stopping past the stop line?
 

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I'm 6'2", but all legs. You must be all torso. :)

From a safety perspective, I would be very reluctant to mess with the seat attachment in any way.

What you really need to do is stop further away from the light. Not criticizing, but my observation is that most people stop much too close to, or even over the stop line, which can contribute to this. Same thing with stopping too close to cars in front of you. By giving yourself some space, no only will you be able to easily see the stop lights, but should you get rear ended, you won't wind up in the intersection and get t-boned. Same thing stopping behind cars. When you stop further away, should you get rear ended you won't hit the guy in front of you. That results in less damage, and less liability.
 

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6'3" with a long torso, so I've had this on every car I've owned since the '78 Merc Marquis. I don't mind leaving a little extra space in front.
 

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If you lower the seat, won't your legs stick out farther, so you have to move the seat back and you are no better off?

I'm not nearly tall enough for this to be a problem, but gjtoth seems to have a neater solution for you.
 
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