I see I am not the only one
I see I am not the only one suffering with back pain i am very upset that I paid$ 29000.00 dollars for a Prius 2010 and toyota couldn't not even give me a confortable seat I think we should get together I do a Class Action Law Suit on this very profitable company that do not care about the consumer I feel ripe off.
Now I am stock with daily bad pain after driving my quality of life has deteriorating becouse Toyota corporation didn't want to spend any money on a confortable seat. What a shame Estela
I just had to comment. Class
I just had to comment. Class action law suit because your back hurts? That is why you test drive a car. I am not trying to be rude but you should have thought about that BEFORE made the purchase. All a class action law suit would accomplish would be push the price even higher.
My wife insisted on a Prius
My wife insisted on a Prius one year ago. Since then, bought the kids a Mini, which she drives most of the time.
I drove the Prius over 800 miles in last week due to good gas mileage. But frankly, the piece of garbage seats just aren't worth the mileage. We have the electric lumbar support and it doesn't help. Granted, my car is a CL Mercedes...so no comparison on comfort etc. But seriously, by mile 200 we are talking pain. Used a towel to help with seating position and pain, but still garbage. Even my wife who "loves" her Prius can't see keeping it for too much longer. Amazing that Toyota can build a car that sells for over $30k loaded and not put in halfway decent seats. GARBAGE!!!
I bought a 2010 prius a year
I bought a 2010 prius a year ago and had the seat changed out with a recaro seat. best $2,000 i have spent on a car acessory. there is a guy in bekeley ca that did it for me. not cheap but made my commute easier. there was some modification with the in seat airbag that he had to disable though!!!
I bought a Prius a week ago
I bought a Prius a week ago and am having terrible back problems as well. I have had back issues in the past, but was doing well until I started driving it. I'm really upset - not only had I been wanting a Prius for a long time, but now that I'm stuck with a new car and traded in my old, I don't know what to do! I'm going to try buying a seat cover from a back store and will see what my chirpractor says, but truly I can't believe Toyota won't address this issue!
Great sympathy for everyone
Great sympathy for everyone with the back problems, and I've got it too. I recently rented a Nissan Altima 2012 with anti-gravity seat and it was great for my back. Was planning to buy a regular, best mileage Prius, so rented one but felt after an hour of driving that my back pain got worse. Just saw that the Prius V has power adjustable lumbar support front seat, so I am going to try renting that next, and then perhaps the dealer can put the Prius V seat into the regular Prius. Wish me luck!