The catch is definitely high on this car, but not overly high (see: Jetta).
It's funny because the M Roadster has a low catch, my WRX had a really low (and stiff) catch, but my mom's Audi had a catch that was quite similar to a Jetta.
Try rearranging your seat positioning height/ distance from steering wheel. Sorry to hear you're having trouble. I am 5'10" and wear a 10.5, and it's no problem for me.
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