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Old 25-11-2016   #1
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New 500x but now have a bad back!

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My partner has recently purchased a 500x 2.0d Cross auto.

She has started to experience lower back pain whilst driving it, we just wondered if anyone else has a nd are there any suggestions on how to help with this?

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Hi

My partner has recently purchased a 500x 2.0d Cross auto.

She has started to experience lower back pain whilst driving it, we just wondered if anyone else has a nd are there any suggestions on how to help with this?

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Hi. And welcome.

Is it the reach from seat to pedals and steering wheel..

Or the effort of climbing in..reaching the tailgate..??
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Re: New 500x but now have a bad back!

The reach from the seat to the pedals, the base of the seat seems to be at a 30 degree angle going up to towars the steering column.
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Re: New 500x but now have a bad back!

Sounds about right for Italian cars, the seating position is always weird.
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The reach from the seat to the pedals, the base of the seat seems to be at a 30 degree angle going up to towars the steering column.

Id experiment with lowering the seat..and raising the backrest..then SLIDE the whole seat to attempt comfort
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Re: New 500x but now have a bad back!

Funny I bought mine to eliminate that issue and it very nearly has. The driving position in mine with the power seat and telescoping wheel seem very flexible to me. I can set it high like Im driving a tractor almost or as low as need be. I like to sit high, but both the wheel and seat seem to have a broad range either way. There must be a comfortable position for her, if not, then something else is at play. 💜This car has really helped my sciatica.
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Re: New 500x but now have a bad back!

@Dom Palace - any news..??
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Re: New 500x but now have a bad back!

The seat is quite adjustable which is one of the reasons we bought it. Play around with heights, distance and lumbar support until it wears in a little. New cars can be a bit stiff to begin with.
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