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11-15-2012 08:57 AM #161
I was considering buying a
I was considering buying a new Honda Civic. I love everything about the car, except for the headrest! After 30 minutes of test-driving, my neck and back ache! So glad to hear it's not "just me", and that others share this observation and frustration. I really don't understand why they don't make the headrests ADJUSTABLE, since we all have different comfort levels! Makes no sense to me. When paying thousands of dollars for a car, I shouldn't have to spend additional money trying to fix a stupid headrest. Thanks Honda, you just lost my business!
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11-27-2012 05:32 AM #162
Just came from testing a
Just came from testing a 2012 volkswagan cc. After a 45 min. drive had severe neck and shoulder pain. Am told that the headrests on the 2013 models are adjustable, but they are out of price range. You can turn the headrests on the Optima around, which makes them a little better. I spent 2 years in physical therapy after an auto accident in the 90's. My doctor at the St. Mary's Spine Center in San Francisco advised never purchasing a car where your head was out of alignment and pushed forward. Can you have good gas milage and not end up in physical therapy?
12-01-2012 10:27 PM #163
Thanks everyone for these
Thanks everyone for these comments... I thought I was the only one with this problem!
I'm looking to purchase a new'ish car... 2012 or 2011, does anyone know of a car that doesn't have this absurd problem, or has reasonably adjustable headrests? What would you recommend I buy?
12-02-2012 02:44 AM #164
I took my Altima to an
I took my Altima to an automotive upholstery shop. They removed the covering from each of the front headrests so as not to damage the surfaces, and bent the posts to straightened the headrest angle slightly. He did one headrest at a time, and let me try the drivers seat and then bent a little bit more to customize for me. I was going to do this myself, but the upholstery guy did a better job than I could have done (I'd have never gotten the cover off the headrest). It cost me less than fifty bucks and an hour of time. The headrests are now very comfortable for me. My head is postioned normally, and the headrest right behind the back of my head (very safe still). The headrests still do slide up and down in the seatback, although they are a little bit tight in the sockets because the rods are slightly bent. I don't care about that as they are hardly ever adjusted.
12-10-2012 04:51 PM #165
I've been looking for a new
I've been looking for a new car. My old one is an 1995 and is starting to cost a lot of money to maintain, but I'm now thinking I'll have to keep maintaining it. I've driven every brand mentioned (except BMW & Subaru...can't afford BMW and the closest Subaru dealer is far away), and they all have horrible headrests. Safety in case of an accident is of no value if you sustain long term injury to your back and neck from every day wear and tear. No wonder the auto manufacturers are going bankrupt; they don't listen to their customers. Idiots, all of them. Someone, please build a car that is worth purchasing!