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#32 of 71 Re: seat comfort, 2007 Camry [logan88]
Mar 26, 2009 (5:17 pm)
Did you get your Camry seat fixed? It must have been made so comfortable that you are driving all around town and haven't looked back to this site. Please let me know what happened. I am tired of a tired tail bone!
#33 of 71 Re: seat comfort, 2007 Camry [logan88]
Mar 26, 2009 (7:35 pm)
I hope we hear back from you Logan on the fix for your car seat. I drove a xle last weekend. I loved the JBL sound system, but did not like at all not having a car key. Lots of stuff to lose or break; $300 if one of those keyless remote things get lost. Still worried about the seat, although I did okay after about a 30 minute test drive. I may go with an Altima.
#34 of 71 Re: seat comfort, 2007 Camry
Mar 30, 2009 (6:17 pm)
Sorry for the long delay on getting back to you, this has been a very brutal experience. I have been trying several things to fix this seat. The upholster that I went to had someone else who just bought a Camry with seat comfort issues and they added an inch of medium density foam and they were happy with it. I did not like the ride being that high up and ended up trading my camry in for a Honda Accord. After driving 900 miles in the Accord now I am having the same issue with this car too. I think I am close to resolving the issue. I have tried several different things but I tried something this past week by removing a spring bracket and it seems to be working. The spring layout in my accord is similar to that of the Camry. I will let you know how it goes. I wish there was a way to talk directly to tell you everything that I have done. This has been a long road.
#35 of 71 Re: seat comfort, 2007 Camry [logan88]
Mar 31, 2009 (9:10 pm)
Thanks so much for the report. I am not frozen in my process of buying a car because I do not want to make a terrible mistake. I hate buying cars.
#36 of 71 Re: seat comfort, 2007 Camry [logan88]
Apr 03, 2009 (5:31 pm)
I think there is a way to communicate through email. You have to opt to be notified on the car space sign up. I have selected to have an email address on the site so every time you post, it also goes to my email.
I would love to be able to talk directly to someone who has the same experience with their car that I am having with my car. If I had any idea there would be so much trouble with the seat, I would have bought a Prius, or maybe a even gone to a different car maker!!! The only thing great about the car is the gas milage, but maybe that is because I hardly ever drive anywhere!
#37 of 71 Re: seat comfort, 2007 Camry [andie4]
Apr 05, 2009 (4:59 am)
I do not think there is a way to email you directly without it showing in the blog. You can reach me at loganxxymail.com. email me there with your phone number and I will call. I will respond back to you.
#38 of 71 Re: seat comfort, 2007 Camry [gailalong]
Apr 06, 2009 (3:50 am)
I own a 2007 V6 Camry XLE with about 43,000 miles, and I do not have any problems with this vehicle.
Because I am in sales, I do an extensive amount of highway driving for long periods of time. The drivers seat is very comfortable. I always get 30+ mpg on the highway.
Prior to purchasing the Camry, I owned a 2003 4 cylinder Honda Accord. The seats in the Honda were VERY HARD and they "killed my back" on long road trips.
Best regards. ----- Dwyane
#39 of 71 car seat discomfort
Apr 06, 2009 (8:46 am)
Good for you for having a comfortable seat! A few of us have seats that have a real problem. In my 2009 Camry Hybrid, the length of the seat from the front under the knees running back in the center to the back of the seat along the seam, there is a rod like feeling. The seam is bunched up at the back just where my tail bone meats the seat. When I took my car back to the dealer where I bought the car, they said they would take the cover off and trim the seam. When I asked to see the seat while it was apart, I was physically guided away and told that I wouldn't want to see it all messed up. I really do not think anything was opened up or uncovered or trimmed. I am not talking about the leather being stiff, I am talking about what is under the leather. I think it is safe to say this is a real pain in the butt!!
#40 of 71 Re: car seat discomfort [andie4]
May 20, 2009 (4:10 am)
You might want to consider taking your vehicle to another dealer!
Best regards! ------------ Dwayne
#41 of 71 Re: car seat discomfort [andie4]
Jul 04, 2009 (8:55 pm)
I am having a miserable time in my 2009 Toyota Camry LE. The seat cushion is just too hard (it's cloth), it feels like the padding doesn't go all the way to the back of the seat, and I get pains either in my hips or my lower back when I drive it more than 15 or 20 minutes. Also, my right upper thigh bone hurts where it hits the seat when I drive for a while. I also don't feel properly balanced or supported on long drives. I bought a soft chair cushion (like for a patio or dining room chair) on sale for $4.99 at Sears and it helps cushion enough so that I can drive a few minutes without being in pain, but I'm hoping to go on vacation for a couple of weeks, and I can't imagine doing the 100 mile drive in this car. Before driving this car, I rented Camrys for a while, but they felt different.
Deflating the lumbar support all the way does improve the balance issue a bit, but then the head support hits me while I'm driving. Also, I'm accustomed to having more lateral support in a car. (My old car, a Pontiac Bonneville, had plenty of support.) In this car, I have to sit upright and keep my hands on the wheel at 10 and 2. It is not a relaxing ride, and it's a shame because it's an attractive car and brand new.
I'm wondering if I should go to an upholsterer and get extra foam put in. Did anyone have good results with that?