Uncomfortable Camry Driver's Seat Solution?

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Old 10 Nov 2005, 08:53 pm   #1 (permalink)
Scott Chatfield
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A few months ago, my girlfriend ditched her 1992 Volvo wagon for her
first brand new car, a 2005 Camry LE. She loves it, except for the
non-adjustable steering wheel and the driver's seat, which she considers
uncomfortable-- it's too short and too narrow. Someone else hit the nail
right on the head when they said the driver sits *on*, not *in* the
Camry driver's seat.

Has anyone else had a similar reaction and are there any ideas out there
about rectifying the problem?

Thanks!
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Old 11 Nov 2005, 11:04 am   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, That's a pretty harsh look at it, but I agree with the seats
being uncomfortable.
There should be a manual lever under the steering collum to adjust the
steering wheel position. I have not seen one that wasn't adjustable
yet.

http://toyota.com/camry/models.html

hit the "interior" tab on the spec sheet. It's the first item on the
list

>A few months ago, my girlfriend ditched her 1992 Volvo wagon for her
>first brand new car, a 2005 Camry LE. She loves it, except for the
>non-adjustable steering wheel and the driver's seat, which she considers
>uncomfortable-- it's too short and too narrow. Someone else hit the nail
>right on the head when they said the driver sits *on*, not *in* the
>Camry driver's seat.


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Old 11 Nov 2005, 06:57 pm   #3 (permalink)
Scott Chatfield
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MUADIB wrote:
> Wow, That's a pretty harsh look at it, but I agree with the seats
> being uncomfortable.
> There should be a manual lever under the steering collum to adjust the
> steering wheel position. I have not seen one that wasn't adjustable
> yet.
>
> http://toyota.com/camry/models.html
>
> hit the "interior" tab on the spec sheet. It's the first item on the
> list
>
>
>>A few months ago, my girlfriend ditched her 1992 Volvo wagon for her
>>first brand new car, a 2005 Camry LE. She loves it, except for the
>>non-adjustable steering wheel and the driver's seat, which she considers
>>uncomfortable-- it's too short and too narrow. Someone else hit the nail
>>right on the head when they said the driver sits *on*, not *in* the
>>Camry driver's seat.

>
>

Thank you. Yeah, I should have said that it doesn't telescope; the tilt
function works fine.

The one thing that bugs *me* about this car is that it initially
accelerates very abruptly from a full stop-- it's very difficult to
execute a smooth take-off. I took it back to the dealer and the service
manager drove around with me. He said he noticed it, but that it was
within normal tolerances.
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Old 13 Nov 2005, 07:52 pm   #4 (permalink)
Steve Henderson
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MUADIB wrote:
> Wow, That's a pretty harsh look at it, but I agree with the seats
> being uncomfortable.
> There should be a manual lever under the steering collum to adjust the
> steering wheel position. I have not seen one that wasn't adjustable
> yet.
>
> http://toyota.com/camry/models.html
>
> hit the "interior" tab on the spec sheet. It's the first item on the
> list
>
>
>>A few months ago, my girlfriend ditched her 1992 Volvo wagon for her
>>first brand new car, a 2005 Camry LE. She loves it, except for the
>>non-adjustable steering wheel and the driver's seat, which she considers
>>uncomfortable-- it's too short and too narrow. Someone else hit the nail
>>right on the head when they said the driver sits *on*, not *in* the
>>Camry driver's seat.

>
>

Well, I've got a 2004 (same seats?)Camry, and is has 6-way adjustable
seats (electical adjust), and I don't like them either. I agree that
sitting ON them is a good description. After about 30 minutes, it feels
like there's a bump under my legs about 3 inches up from my knees. No
amount of adjusting cures it. Guess my Avalon seats just spoil me. They
don't LOOK all that different, but they sure feel it. I'd look hard at
another brand if I had it to do over again. I love Toyota cars, but
those seats are the pits. (I'm 5'9" just in case you're wondering.)
Steve
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Old 15 Nov 2005, 11:58 am   #5 (permalink)
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Steve Henderson wrote:
> MUADIB wrote:
>
>> Wow, That's a pretty harsh look at it, but I agree with the seats
>> being uncomfortable.
>> There should be a manual lever under the steering collum to adjust the
>> steering wheel position. I have not seen one that wasn't adjustable
>> yet.
>>
>> http://toyota.com/camry/models.html
>> hit the "interior" tab on the spec sheet. It's the first item on the
>> list
>>
>>
>>> A few months ago, my girlfriend ditched her 1992 Volvo wagon for her
>>> first brand new car, a 2005 Camry LE. She loves it, except for the
>>> non-adjustable steering wheel and the driver's seat, which she
>>> considers uncomfortable-- it's too short and too narrow. Someone else
>>> hit the nail right on the head when they said the driver sits *on*,
>>> not *in* the Camry driver's seat.

>>
>>
>>

> Well, I've got a 2004 (same seats?)Camry, and is has 6-way adjustable
> seats (electical adjust), and I don't like them either. I agree that
> sitting ON them is a good description. After about 30 minutes, it feels
> like there's a bump under my legs about 3 inches up from my knees. No
> amount of adjusting cures it. Guess my Avalon seats just spoil me. They
> don't LOOK all that different, but they sure feel it. I'd look hard at
> another brand if I had it to do over again. I love Toyota cars, but
> those seats are the pits. (I'm 5'9" just in case you're wondering.)
> Steve


Bummer. If the problem is this pervasive, there must be something that
can be done. Ever the optimist, I'm still holding out for a solution of
some sort. If I figure one out, I'll post it here.
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Old 21 Nov 2005, 04:32 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Yea, those seats are fine for the test ride. But the first time I was driving
it for an hour I realized that I made a mistake getting the car.
I attempted to replace the seats with an Olds 98 bench but then the doors
wouldn't close. So I settled on one of my old Taurus seats - very comfortable
:-)

Scott Chatfield wrote:

> Steve Henderson wrote:
> > MUADIB wrote:
> >
> >> Wow, That's a pretty harsh look at it, but I agree with the seats
> >> being uncomfortable.
> >> There should be a manual lever under the steering collum to adjust the
> >> steering wheel position. I have not seen one that wasn't adjustable
> >> yet.
> >>
> >> http://toyota.com/camry/models.html
> >> hit the "interior" tab on the spec sheet. It's the first item on the
> >> list
> >>
> >>
> >>> A few months ago, my girlfriend ditched her 1992 Volvo wagon for her
> >>> first brand new car, a 2005 Camry LE. She loves it, except for the
> >>> non-adjustable steering wheel and the driver's seat, which she
> >>> considers uncomfortable-- it's too short and too narrow. Someone else
> >>> hit the nail right on the head when they said the driver sits *on*,
> >>> not *in* the Camry driver's seat.
> >>
> >>
> >>

> > Well, I've got a 2004 (same seats?)Camry, and is has 6-way adjustable
> > seats (electical adjust), and I don't like them either. I agree that
> > sitting ON them is a good description. After about 30 minutes, it feels
> > like there's a bump under my legs about 3 inches up from my knees. No
> > amount of adjusting cures it. Guess my Avalon seats just spoil me. They
> > don't LOOK all that different, but they sure feel it. I'd look hard at
> > another brand if I had it to do over again. I love Toyota cars, but
> > those seats are the pits. (I'm 5'9" just in case you're wondering.)
> > Steve

>
> Bummer. If the problem is this pervasive, there must be something that
> can be done. Ever the optimist, I'm still holding out for a solution of
> some sort. If I figure one out, I'll post it here.





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Old 29 Dec 2005, 02:12 am   #7 (permalink)
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"Zekers!" <zzekka@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:43824B0F.81502016@bellsouth.net...
> Yea, those seats are fine for the test ride. But the first time I was

driving
> it for an hour I realized that I made a mistake getting the car.
> I attempted to replace the seats with an Olds 98 bench but then the doors
> wouldn't close. So I settled on one of my old Taurus seats - very

comfortable
> :-)
>
> Scott Chatfield wrote:
>
> > Steve Henderson wrote:
> > > MUADIB wrote:
> > >
> > >> Wow, That's a pretty harsh look at it, but I agree with the seats
> > >> being uncomfortable.
> > >> There should be a manual lever under the steering collum to adjust

the
> > >> steering wheel position. I have not seen one that wasn't adjustable
> > >> yet.
> > >>
> > >> http://toyota.com/camry/models.html
> > >> hit the "interior" tab on the spec sheet. It's the first item on the
> > >> list
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>> A few months ago, my girlfriend ditched her 1992 Volvo wagon for her
> > >>> first brand new car, a 2005 Camry LE. She loves it, except for the
> > >>> non-adjustable steering wheel and the driver's seat, which she
> > >>> considers uncomfortable-- it's too short and too narrow. Someone

else
> > >>> hit the nail right on the head when they said the driver sits *on*,
> > >>> not *in* the Camry driver's seat.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > > Well, I've got a 2004 (same seats?)Camry, and is has 6-way adjustable
> > > seats (electical adjust), and I don't like them either. I agree that
> > > sitting ON them is a good description. After about 30 minutes, it

feels
> > > like there's a bump under my legs about 3 inches up from my knees. No
> > > amount of adjusting cures it. Guess my Avalon seats just spoil me.

They
> > > don't LOOK all that different, but they sure feel it. I'd look hard at
> > > another brand if I had it to do over again. I love Toyota cars, but
> > > those seats are the pits. (I'm 5'9" just in case you're wondering.)
> > > Steve

> >
> > Bummer. If the problem is this pervasive, there must be something that
> > can be done. Ever the optimist, I'm still holding out for a solution of
> > some sort. If I figure one out, I'll post it here.


I just bought a 2002 XLE with leather seats, trading in a Highlander. I
agree, the seats are a disappointment. The seats in the Highlander were
great, I wonder why the inconsistency? I have also had a 1996 Camry, I
remember those seat as being fine.


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