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Old 12-26-2021, 01:59 PM   #1
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Too short seat, what to do?

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I am about to buy a sub-compact but I find the seat too short, no support for the legs. Apart from cushions and other things that go on top of the seat, is there a way to modify the seat base (structure) to get the front part of the seat higher?

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Re: To short seat, what to do?

I know you are after the base model, but if you bring it up a trim level you might get electric seats. Just an idea
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Re: Too short seat, what to do?

It would also help if you said what make and model you intend to buy.
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Re: Too short seat, what to do?

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It would also help if you said what make and model you intend to buy.
Thanks for your answer Fred. I am looking at the Nissan Qashqai SL, it's the most equipped so I would have the electric seats. I cannot find a comfortable position to drive. What I would need is to change the angle of the seat, to raise the front part of it. It may be possible to add a little metal bracket in the seat leg (base frame) but I wonder if it would be legal.

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Re: Too short seat, what to do?

I'm not sure on Canadian Law about raising the front of the seat that way. But what I DO know is that a few years ago, I got a vehicle that I loved that was just what I wanted. But the test drive was too short to show me that the seat was in no way comfortable on a long trip. I got really bad hot spots on anything more than maybe 30 minutes' worth of driving, and in the 6,000 miles / 10,000 km that I had it, I was comfortable for only about 3 hours.


So based on those two things, it might be time to look elsewhere for your new vehicle. Having seats that are comfortable ranks high on the list. If you're over 20-25 years old, then "getting used to the seats" really isn't an option.


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