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I need some help, does anyone know if an after-market seat track extension is available? I am 6'3" and it would be a whole lot more comfortable if I coud get the seat to slide back another 3-4 inches. Thanks for any help, this site is the best!
 

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Art,

I don't know anything about seat track extenders, but I know a trick to gain a little legroom. There's a black plastic footrest (under your left foot) which can be removed. Just get your fingers under the left and right edges and wiggle back and forth until it pops up. You can slide it back on if you don't like it, but I think it's better.

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Agree! One of the first things I did to my new Prius last April was to remove the left-foot rest, because I wanted to put rubber floor mats down in place of the Toyota carpet mats. The driver's side carpet mat has a cutout for the foot rest, but of course this is not the case with a generic (i.e., K-Mart) rubber mat. The carpet mats now reside in pristine condition in the trunk, while the rubber takes the brunt of winter road salt, mud, dog poo, and g-d knows what else gets dragged into the cabin.
 

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Art said:
I need some help, does anyone know if an after-market seat track extension is available? I am 6'3" and it would be a whole lot more comfortable if I coud get the seat to slide back another 3-4 inches. Thanks for any help, this site is the best!
Still, being able to let the seat back just an inch or so would make a difference. While at it, after owning a Prius for about 2 months now, my only complaint is that Toyota didn't put a few extra $ on the seats. I've had Mercedes, Volvo and Saab and the drivers seat, IMHO, in the Prius is to cheap and uncomfortable. Is the an after-market for seats as well? If so, please post a link at the board.

Thanks for a superb site!

/Magnus
 

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Has anyone checked the posibility of using a seat or seat track from another Toyota model?

The only complaint I have with this wonderful car is that the seat is a bit high. Maybe there's any easy junkyard exchange to correct this problem.
 

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I'm 6'2 and find the seat tilts forward a little. I might see if I can remove the nuts and place a couple of washers under the front mountings to raise it a little. Still plenty of legroom appart from this minor issue.
 

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bbj, I posted this before, your junk yard fix is possible

http://www.recaro-seats.com/

These are some of the best seats you can buy. The '86 and later VW Rabbit GTI came with these. If I REALLY want great front seats (after the Prius comes.....and after I spend some time driving it....) I might call wrecking yards. The '96 Ford E350 turbo diesel van that I drive at work has a fully adjustable (up-down, front-back, tilt forward-back, and lumbar air adjustable all done with electric) drivers seat.
 

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Seats and Steering Wheel Leave Much to Be Desired

The very big dissapointment of the Prius are the seats and stearing wheel. Sit in a Beetle (which costs a lot less, but also gets less gas milage)sometime any you will really notice a big difference.

We're thinking about getting a Prius, but the seat quality and that crappy brown interior are really show stoppers at this point.

In my opinion Corbeau seats are better, and less expensive. than Recaro, but the important thing is the mounting brackets. Without that, seats are nothing. Also if you have side airbags, forget about replacing the seats.

http://www.corbeau.com/index.shtml
 

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Re: Seats and Steering Wheel Leave Much to Be Desired

wizardbill said:
The very big dissapointment of the Prius are the seats and stearing wheel. Sit in a Beetle (which costs a lot less, but also gets less gas milage)sometime any you will really notice a big difference.

We're thinking about getting a Prius, but the seat quality and that crappy brown interior are really show stoppers at this point.

In my opinion Corbeau seats are better, and less expensive. than Recaro, but the important thing is the mounting brackets. Without that, seats are nothing. Also if you have side airbags, forget about replacing the seats.

http://www.corbeau.com/index.shtml
The White and the Black Prius are available with the grey seats/burgundy interior, if you do not like the brown/ivory.
I've heard much worry about the tan seats, but no complaints about them holding onto stains or not cleaning easily.
 
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