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  1. #21
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    Bought a pruis two weeks

    Bought a pruis two weeks ago. My back is killing me. We tavel 60 miles round trip a day and I can't stand it. The cars we test drove didn't seem to hurt like this one. Can we send the car back without loosing tons of money.

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  3. #22
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    Wow, we've got a 2005 and

    Wow, we've got a 2005 and have never had any problems. I've had four low back surgeries and the one in 1998 things went terribly wrong. My family was told that I wouldn't make it. Still, no complaints for the most part.

    The most comfortable seats I've ever owned were the Recaros in my '84 Toyota 4x4. I'm sure there are many that will come close but those Recaros were amazing.

    Sorry to hear that many are having the troubles that they are.

  4. #23
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    I've had my 2005 Prius for 4

    I've had my 2005 Prius for 4 years and I can no longer take the back pain. I have tried a seat wedge (which did help...a little) and also a lumbar support (didn't really help). I can't change the seat itself because the seat contains side airbags. I'm not sure what else I can do....except give up!

  5. #24
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    I bought a 2007 Prius and

    I bought a 2007 Prius and had a lumbar support system added
    afterwards with the dealer's help. It is a little better but not that great. Also would love to see the telescoping steering wheel option as I have long legs and either my arms have to reach too far or my legs are scrunched up.

  6. #25
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    I bought a 2010 Prius last

    I bought a 2010 Prius last year and within three months was unable to drive it for more than 10 minutes. I tried every type of back/seat support but nothing worked. Previously I drove a Hyundai Elantra, commuting about 2 hours a day with no problems. I had an MRI confirming 2 herniated discs that three doctors attribute to the poor design of the seat. I even had an ergonomic specialist look at it and he was shocked. The main problems from their points of view are the angle of the seat (your knees are much higher than your hips), the complete lack of lumbar support and the head rest that pushes your head foward completely out of alignment. The seat angle can be adjusted slightly but when all the way up my head either touches the ceiling (I am 5' 8") or my vision is blocked. I tried a co-workers earlier model and the seat seems much better. At this point I am either going to get rid of it completely or try to trade it in for an older model. Has anyone had any luck adjusting the seat on their own???

  7. #26
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    I know this is an old post

    I know this is an old post but I had a 2005 Prius and I installed an electric lumbar support in it (and leather) and the LS made a HUGE difference. It's much better than any pillow I tried.

    I just brought home my new 2010 Prius and am finding the same lumbar discomfort that I had on my stock 2005. I just ordered a lumbar support kit from Summit Electronics and will have my husband install it this weekend! Back pain sux and I don't want to let it go too long before I fix it...

    Good luck

  8. #27
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    We have a 2007 and the seats

    We have a 2007 and the seats are a nightmare, so, advice to the 2010 purchaser, dont think that trading in your Prius for an earlier model is going to be the solution. I have tried everything! Not sure what else to do but get rid of the car

  9. #28
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    On 01 Dec 2010, I purchased

    On 01 Dec 2010, I purchased a new Toyota Prius. Marvelous car with terrible driverís seat. Zero lower back support and the angle of the front cushion has very limited adjustment. Has any one had any luck with aftermarket seats? Have tried foam cushions but they are unsatisfactory for more than an hour.

  10. #29
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    I've owned all three

    I've owned all three generations of the Prius and all of the seats were horrible. I actually think the 2010 is the worst. Feels like a leather covered church pew. Absolutely horrid ergonomics. I'm actually shopping to get rid of it now. At least the first one was zippy and fun. The second wasn't too bad and they fixed a lot of missing creature comforts. But this third gen with it's stupid console bridge to block your knee makes the seat harder to deal with. This is NOT a long distance car!!

  11. #30
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    I've owned all three

    I've owned all three generations of the Prius and all of the seats were horrible. I actually think the 2010 is the worst. Feels like a leather covered church pew. Absolutely horrid ergonomics. I'm actually shopping to get rid of it now. At least the first one was zippy and fun. The second wasn't too bad and they fixed a lot of missing creature comforts. But this third gen with it's stupid console bridge to block your knee makes the seat harder to deal with. This is NOT a long distance car!!

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