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Old 26-07-2016   #16
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Re: Making the front seats comfortable!?

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I cannot for the life of me remember where I read it, but I am sure I read something about the fact that the RHD Panda driver's seat position (or pedals) being slightly offset. Can someone else confirm this at all?!

If that is the case then it is certainly possible that it is the cause of the problem for some Panda drivers (I'm more or less the same height as the OP!).

I used to suffer from quite bad lower back/leg pain after long drives in our Panda. As mentioned above, you may just need to work on some exercises to try and make the pain more manageable by strengthening the right muscles etc. There are quite a few options that won't cost you anything to begin with; if nothing works then I guess you may need something more drastic, but hopefully not
Yep, back to the gym and the rower! But I may just try Goudrons solution and maybe a gel seat thing too!
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First car I've ever owned where you need to hit the gym in order to avoid back pain while driving it (although come to think of it, the non-assisted tank-like Morris Oxford I learned to drive on needed some serious arm-and-shoulder action when parking).
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Re: Making the front seats comfortable!?

B&M has these lower back foam supports designed for car seats. Got them for my dad who was complaining of lower back pain in his Astra due to diabetes related problems. He reckons this has helped a lot. Hasn't mentioned selling the car over it since, but was actually planning to as it was so bad initially. 4.99 or 9.99, should check it out in their car section
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Re: Making the front seats comfortable!?

I've done 39000 miles in my 4x4 TA, including six trips to and from central Italy and can't say I've noticed the seats, which I suppose is a positive vote. However, I suspect a little more under-thigh support could be welcome so I might try the packing trick.
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Re: Making the front seats comfortable!?

Anyone tell me if the current Panda 4x4 has a lumbar adjustment?


On the italian fiat website the new model of the 4x4 is listed as having

'Regolazione lombare aedile guida', which google translate says is 'Driver's seat lumbar adjustment'.
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Re: Making the front seats comfortable!?

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Anyone tell me if the current Panda 4x4 has a lumbar adjustment?


On the italian fiat website the new model of the 4x4 is listed as having

'Regolazione lombare aedile guida', which google translate says is 'Driver's seat lumbar adjustment'.
Not on mine, unless it's VERY well hidden....
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