It sounds like a nerve is getting pinched. I also have had this problem so
many years. Seat position is key, and different seats need different
In my A6, I had to move the seat nearer the steering wheel (to reduce leg
stretch), tilt the seat itself back a bit, and put the backrest in a more
upright position. If possible, try to get all your joints (hip, knee,
ankle) as close to 90 degrees as possible. Also, set the steering wheel to
keep your elbows bent quite a bit. The "sports car straight arm" posture
will strain your neck, and this may be the source of the pinched nerve.
Use cruise control whenever possible -- this lets you relax your right leg.
I'm 6'4" myself and I found a great deal of relief by making the lumbar
support more prominent. Otherwise, you might try to raise the front of the
seat (if you have power seats) until your thigh is supported or move the
seat back to accomplish the same thing. Although I'll bet your seat is
already all the way back!
I'm not sure if the seats height-adjust in a similar fashion to the TT (it's
fairly common) - they actually tilt, so that lowering the seat angles the
rear of the seat downwards.
What you end up with is the front of the seat higher than the rear. Which
can dig into the underside of your thigh, and possibly cut off the
circulation. I didn't get a lack of circulation, but it *did* take a while
to get the seat "just right".
Next time you're out, try raising the seat as high as you can, and see if
the problem goes away. From there, it's a matter of fine-tuning the cricked
neck vs. leg numbness ;o)
Hairy One Kenobi
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