koborn wrote:As for bending the headrest pillars, I have a strong suspicion that this would backfire at the end of the lease. It's not exactly "fair wear and tear". So I would have to buy two new ones then.
You only need to bend them about an inch. It's not noticeable at all, and it makes a huge difference.
@garsh: yes, reversing them would probably work. Of course, in the event of a collision, any claim for whiplash related injury would be thrown out, but that's a small risk in the overall scheme of things.
Note: that was not _my_ suggestion. Whiplash is about the most common injury in auto accidents, because getting rear-ended is the most common type of accident.
I think the best thing is to experiment with back support seat inserts to bring the driver's back position forward a little.
The downside to that solution is that the heated seat feature no longer warms up your back. But since every car sold nowadays is required by law to have this awful headrest position, it's probably a good investment not just for this car, but for every car you buy in the future.