How Do I Make Driver's Side Sitting More Comfortable in a Camry?
Last edited 06/11/2019 - 10:41
For someone slightly over 6'2 it is getting very uncomfortable to drive a camry. The issue is when sitting in the drivers seat, my right leg slumps away into the little gap below the cup holder/window adjusting buttons panel. This is uncomfortable as well as puts pressure on various parts of the right leg. A picture : https://imgur.com/a/kGZjUMr
This also is damaging my (dress) shoes as the shoe always ends up sitting at an angle while the feet are trying to be straight to either accelerate or brake - hence putting pressure on the heal and the shoe overall. A picture may describe better : https://imgur.com/a/mCh7BW8
There's only about 3 inches of space between the head and the ceiling of the car - so can't raise the level of the seat. The seat is slid back as much as it can go. I have tried with various positions of the seat - if I bring it closer to the stage where the knee can rest on the panel, it puts pressure on my torso/lower abs. Buying another car is not an option.
I am looking for suggestions that can help give comfort to my right leg
For supporting the right leg, I have thought of wrapping a resistance band on the right leg so it doesn't slump off - but this seemed like a slightly ridiculous idea. As the resistance band will be anchored on to my left leg and will lead to more discomfort apart from the hassle of doing it every time I am getting in and out of the car. Can't plop the right knee with a towel either - the rolled towel is going to be too wide and where do I place the towel ?
Any suggestions please ?
Edit 6/11 : I'd like to report that sliding my seat forward has not brought the knee to a higher level. I'd imagine if the knee has to 'come up' so it can rest on the panel, given that my seat is at the lowest position, even raising the seat wont raise the knee. Imagine sitting on a chair and if you slide the chair back and forth or up/down it doesn't affect the position of the knee.