Pedals & driver footrest

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by dislegal, May 30, 2014.

  1. dislegal

    dislegal Member

    How has everyone found the space for the left foot when utilising the footrest? I'm wondering if it's a little different in the LHD vehicles compared to my RHD.
    I find the space between the clutch pedal and what I would describe as the console/kick panel is very limited. Initially the sole of my work shoe was catching on the pedal, and I thought this may be due to the width of the sole on this type of shoe, however driving tonight wearing my Vibram Five Fingers, I found my foot still rubs/catches the side of the clutch pedal when moving it to the rest (and VFFs are only marginally wider than bare feet). I haven't really had a good look, but I dont think the FiST has an adjustable pedal box, does it?
    As it is currently, I have to contort or twist my left foot to manoeuvre it onto the rest. Then if I try to lift it straight off, it hits the back of the clutch pedal. I'm finding myself just resting my foot on the floor instead which is a less comfortable option.

    Has anyone else come up against this, and if so, how do you deal? Do I just have some freakishly wide size 10s? (actually, my feet are average width...)
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  3. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    That sounds different than the LHD cars. Our pedal area is pretty snug, but we do have a dead pedal to the far left. It bothers some people because ours is covered with carpet instead of having an actual pedal. My feet fit without getting hung up behind the pedals though.
  4. dislegal

    dislegal Member

    Our RHD footrest sounds the same. Just a carpet covered spot for the foot.
    Having a closer look tonight I can see that the clutch pedal is offset from the arm to accommodate the steering column which passes between the clutch and brake pedals. Still, you can see in the pic there is bugger all room for anyone wearing man-sized shoes.

  5. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    Further evidence that the right side of the road IS the right side of the road! ;)

    Seriously, that doesn't look terribly useful or even safe. (But at least it's not the brake or accelerator pedal.) We in NA have much more room for our left foot to wander about in as it searches for the dead pedal area. The dead pedal spot is a bit narrow, though, even though there's nothing nearby. I'd like it about 1.5-2 cm wider.
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  6. Are those aftermarket pedals? They don't look like the pedals on my car.
  7. dislegal

    dislegal Member

  8. Sekred

    Sekred Active Member

    I have the same problem regards lack of room for your left foot. It was the first thing I noticed when I test drove the ST. I wear Dunlop volleys (size 11) when I drive, their very narrow and clear the clutch pedal-just.
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  9. MasterPooBaa

    MasterPooBaa Member

    Since you mentioned I did notice that room is tight down there beside the clutch pedal, but my size 10 (Auzzie) shoes don't seem to catch on anything.
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  10. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

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  11. MasterPooBaa

    MasterPooBaa Member

    Ok something strange is going on here... My pedals are the NA spec, yet thecar is Auzzie, barely 2 weeks newer than dislegal's.
  12. dislegal

    dislegal Member

    Seriously? How odd!

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