I just swapped into the 2013 VW Passat TDI with a 6-speed manual transmission. Before I sat in the driver's seat, I was elated. I love driving a stick shift. And Vee-Dub typically does a great job with them. In fact, one of my favorite cars (a car I could own) is the Jetta with a manual. So, as I adjusted the driver's seat to be able to push the clutch all the way in, I noticed a pretty immediate problem. I sit way too close to the steering wheel, and with my pumped up driving position, I'm too high as well.
As I posted to twitter: #petitefemaleproblems.
I don't imagine anyone taller than 5'1'' or 5'2'' will have this problem. But, for petite drivers who like a manual, it's a huge problem. Check out my vine: