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 Post subject: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:51 am 
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I have been reading TDO for a while now but now I could do with some help
I tried the new Prius yesterday second test drive but this one was for over a hour
At the end of I had backache which is such a shame as it was a very good car
Anyone know where I can rent one for a couple of days south of the m25
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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:24 pm 
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ive a skoda superb with proper seats

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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:53 pm 
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Every car I've ever owned I've had back problems for the first few weeks. Eventually you find the right seat position and your back gets accustomed to the new posture.

Didn't like the seats in my Auris (probably the same as the Prius) when I first got it but now I prefer them to the Mondeo I used to have, never seemed to find the right seat adjustment in that.


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:53 pm 
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I still have my mondeo it is the best car I ever have owned
but it is time to move and change it
trying the hyundai ioniq later this week
My local toyta dealer in Hastings has offered to let me have the car again for few hours as he understands the problem

thanks both for your comments


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:00 am 
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To get comfy seats you need a bigger car, 90% of backache when seated comes from the legs and knees not being positioned correctly. Like Wannbe says, "get a proper car".


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:09 am 
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The golden rule for reducing backache (especially lower backache) is to have your hips higher than your knees, it puts less pressure on your discs.


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:14 am 
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Well tomorrow I am trying the Hyundai Ioniq
the seats appear to be better with a lot more adjustment
If they are not I will have to think again


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:31 am 
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The Ioniq was a good car with a very good spec
with comfortable memory seats just not big enough
so its time to test drive the new mondeo


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:16 pm 
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x-ray wrote:
The golden rule for reducing backache (especially lower backache) is to have your hips higher than your knees, it puts less pressure on your discs.


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:05 am 
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lewes wrote:
The Ioniq was a good car with a very good spec
with comfortable memory seats just not big enough
so its time to test drive the new mondeo



Why not try the Hyundai i40? They're a big motor plenty of room for a 6ft+ driver, good MPG and a solid 5 year warranty.

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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:31 am 
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That is what the dealer said
so maybe I will this week I was a bit bothered about it only having a 1.7 engine


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Prius Seats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:24 am 
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lewes wrote:
That is what the dealer said
so maybe I will this week I was a bit bothered about it only having a 1.7 engine


Nothing wrong with the 1.7 6 speed with a turbo, it'll sit all day at 62mpg. A lad round here has one he loves it. He's an ex Ford Mondeo man, he wouldn't touch them now.


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