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Posted by Fred Seaver on March 1, 2009, 5:43 pm
 
I need suggestions on how to improve the confort of the
driver seat.
Ive put a foam auto cushion in; but after 100 miles my thighs start getting
numb.
2008 Prius
Pkg # 2



Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on March 1, 2009, 6:19 pm
 


Seriously, sell the car.

I find the Prius to be as comfortable for long trips as my 94 ES300 was.  
I'm not a short or small person, either.

If it's not the right fit for you, then it's not the right fit.

On Priuschat there's a discussion of someone who took the seat rails out
and lengthened them.  There's also discussions like you mention of
adding or changing the foam in various ways.

In the end, if it's not comfortable, then it's not right for you.

Posted by News on March 1, 2009, 8:07 pm
 Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

Also figure that any seat rail mod (no matter how professional) will
compromise any occupant accident injury claim.

Posted by Ike on March 2, 2009, 12:20 am
 I solved the same problem on another car.

At a junkyard, I tried a dozen seats until I found something
comfortable. It was leather of a compatible color, of the right width,
and happened to be motorized with switches on the side of the seat itself.

It was simple to adapt the new seat's rails to the car, and to run 12V
to it.

Voila!

Posted by Michael Pardee on March 1, 2009, 7:18 pm
 
Since the car is new it is worth some investment (if you can come up with
the dough.) "Elmo's" suggestion to sell the car ight be a bit radical, but
he makes a good point: you don't want to live this way. I had a 1970 Mercury
Capri that felt okay on the test drive but gave me a headache after half an
hour driving it. I never did anything about it (I was young and could get
used to rabid ferrets in the seat cushions) but don't repeat my mistake.
Search for a solution until you find one.

Maybe this cushion from Brookstone? The reviews sound promising and the
price isn't scary. http://tinyurl.com/dy93sc   Good luck!

Mike



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