Last post on Apr 12, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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#1 of 5 Can You Make Gas Pedal Stiffer, Firmer, Less Sensitive?
Feb 18, 2013 (7:28 pm)
hi. having a hard time finding a place to relax my leg/rt foot while driving. it has made my knee hurt and has continued to ache today. the pedal is very sensitive and resting it accelerates the engine. i have seen other complaints online but no solution was posted. some advice would be greatly appreciated. any safe way to make the pedal stiffer/less sensitive would help.
#2 of 5 Re: Can You Make Gas Pedal Stiffer, Firmer, Less Sensitive? [dav19pt5]
Apr 11, 2013 (10:34 pm)
Glad I'm not the only one. I test drove a VW Golf 2.5 automatic and a Subaru Impreza CVT.
The Golf was slightly too stiff on the gas pedal but the Impreza was way too easy. I have a big foot and it was difficult to make smooth starts from a stop.
Could be a deal killer
Plus, noisiest car I've ever driven, but otherwise it feels solid and I like the interior
#3 of 5 Re: Can You Make Gas Pedal Stiffer, Firmer, Less Sensitive? [steve333]
Apr 11, 2013 (11:14 pm)
subaru people say there is nothing that can be done... i am stuck with it trying to get used to it. many people do - and i have gotten a bit better at it. however i generally have to drive with shoe off and just use my first toe. otherwise it keeps accelerating. ridiculous. i test drove a couple before buying this, and didn't notice this issue so it makes me wonder if i have one looser then others...
otherwise it is a great car. the way it shifts is amazing, and it is solid. it is louder - sometimes truckish sounding. but it matches its rugged-ness.
i tried the golf and wanted the golf - but the sporty bolsters on the seats were digging into my thigh. in retrospect i'd rather deal with that though then the sensitive throttle.
#4 of 5 Re: Can You Make Gas Pedal Stiffer, Firmer, Less Sensitive? [dav19pt5]
Apr 12, 2013 (7:38 am)
It is definitely loud. I wonder if any changes are being made to the 2014 version, maybe they will also change the pedal sensitivity. It really is too much
#5 of 5 Re: Can You Make Gas Pedal Stiffer, Firmer, Less Sensitive? [steve333]
Apr 12, 2013 (8:38 am)
I like lighter controls. I feel like I can be more precise. YMMV.