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Am i the only one that can not get comfortable in this car?

Every time i drive it my left foot / leg goes to sleep. ive adjusted the seat so many times its not funny. It seems that with the slightly off set pedals and the dead pedal design you cant get your legs to be the same. For me once i get my left leg to not go to sleep i cant reach the pedals. when i get my right leg in a good driving position to reach the pedals my left leg is bent at the knee then my ankle / foot is bent up.... which apparently makes my leg go to sleep.

at first i thought it was just me, maybe bad circulation or something, however others have used the car and they all the same thing unless they are short, two of the women here are 5 feet and have no problems with it..


so my question is, does anyone else have this problem? and has anyone taken that dead pedal out to get more leg room?
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i'm 6' 1" I have no problems with the room in the car. If anything, with driver seat set to my height i can still sit behind my driver seat set as is and still be comfy. Mind you i've never had my leg fall asleep unless I cross my legs while sitting down and unintentionally cut off circulation. I don't know what to say other than the car feels fine for me.
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6'2" here and no problem with driving position in my '15 impala after setting it after buying the car. Pretty comfy..except I think the ventilated seat hardware in the seat makes for a too stiff cushion.

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5'10 and no problems here. Very comfortable seats. I think you may be the only one


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5'10 and no problems here. Very comfortable seats. I think you may be the only one
x2 I've noticed that the seat cushions on the leather seats are longer than those in my Traverse, Silverado and cloth ones in my Malibu. But at 5'11' even with bad circulation problems in both legs the Impala is the most comfortable of the lot. And the normal slight numbness is no more than usual even after 2 hours of driving the Impala.
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guess it is just me then lol...
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Sorry to hear you can't seem to find an answer, I'd be interested to find out exactly what the Physiological cause is... Hard to find a solution without knowing what's going on inside your leg as its hard to pinpoint the issue.

Best thing I could suggest is to add a good quality soft cushion, maybe the resulting softening of the surface and the touch of lift might help. Perhaps a reduction in the amount of lumbar support to decrease the angles of your joints if that can be changed in your car.

When I drive, my left leg stays at about 10-15 degrees left of my right leg, my knee is normally bent at 90 degrees give or take a few and my foot rests on the left side of the sole of my shoe, ankle at a normal standing angle. If I don't do that, I will have pins and needles when I get out of the car.

Hopefully I that helps!
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ive tried everything.. it has to be either the seat, or the dead pedal, the last 3 impalas i put a lot of miles in the 8th gn body style no problem with legs, same deal with yukons and suburbans, i have notices its not as bad with shoes on vs boots.
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I usually wear fuzzy bunny slippers so that might help.



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We rented a 2017 Suburban for a 1300 mile trip to Galveston Tx. I found when the seat bottom was tilted up in the front to much, it did cut off blood flow to my legs a bit. However I was able to find a good spot, and was fine. The wife drives the Impala mostly so I haven't had a chance to find out your woes.

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I suspect the issue isn't the car.

I have found many of the minor physical complaints I have had were able to be solved by a chiropractor visit, and I go fairly regularly now.

Insurance will cover a certain number of visits if you request a referral from your doctor, and say to your primary doctor you were moving a refrigerator or fell on ice. I get about 24 visits for a year, which lets me go every two weeks if I want. My cost is $17 per visit, and it's well worth it.

There after, you can just request more visits after they run out or they expire in December, by just saying I've had good progress and want to continue to go.

I'll mention minor complaints that I don't really think are a problem, like many repetitive nerve twinges in my left foot for instance, and he finds swelling around a certain vertebrae, cracks it at that point, and the issue is gone.

Normally, my back seems to curve into a C shape, so he pushes down 4 places on my back with me on my stomach from lower back to between my shoulder blades, and just about every one pops.

Then I roll onto my side, he grabs my knee and shoulder and he falls on them, and I walk out feeling an inch taller, it takes about 1 1/2 minutes tops, once he knows you.

Before we start, he puts me on a roller table that has kneading effect on your back, alternating up and down you back for about 10 minutes. First, he puts a formed bag of hot clay down on the table to help loosen the muscles up in my back that are tight due to them instinctively clenching due to misalignment. This lets them relax so he can move the bones causing the problems. They can be out of alignment in all directions; twisted in 1 of 6 possible ways.

Ask older people who they go to, chiros are like anybody else, there are schmos and there are good ones. People that talk bad about chiros haven't had a real issue and or haven't found a good one.

I've been in such bad shape before, I fall to my knees and can't hardly breathe due to impingement pain. I got the tractor/snowblower stuck one time and jumped off and shoved my hips into it while steering it and in gear, and later I was so bound up the pain was excruciating. This incident convinced me of their ability and importance of having regular adjustments done.

Times like this they will xray you to make sure you haven't done some actual damage before they try to adjust you.

They can fix you, if you ain't broken, but just out of place.
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I suspect the issue isn't the car.

I have found many of the minor physical complaints I have had were able to be solved by a chiropractor visit, and I go fairly regularly now.

Insurance will cover a certain number of visits if you request a referral from your doctor, and say to your primary doctor you were moving a refrigerator or fell on ice. I get about 24 visits for a year, which lets me go every two weeks if I want. My cost is $17 per visit, and it's well worth it.
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Normally, my back seems to curve into a C shape, so he pushes down 4 places on my back with me on my stomach from lower back to between my shoulder blades, and just about every one pops.
Not taking any chances with a 'bone cracker" to pop my spine. With arthritis mine curves into a "C shape" upon awakening after a long sleep. .....I stand in a doorway with shoulder against one doorbuck and feet against the other and twist against the "C" until the bones "crack" and it becomes an "I" and the shoulders/head are again level. Learned that trick from a phys. therapist for free......so now no appointment, no waiting and the bone cracking is free.

And the leather seating in the Impala, although not as comfortable as that in the Silverado is better than the Traverse and Malibu, is just fine and does not aggravate my bad back.
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i've been attending a chiropractor since i was a kid off and on. started attending one 3 weeks ago two times a week and most of my sciatica has subsided quickly. i decided personally that my health is worth the 500 dollar deductible on insurance and the 12 a visit after i hit that deductible. my back has been giving me fits since 08 off and on depending on how physically active i am. i finally decided to do something about it and have felt pretty good. not to mention they got my neck back into a tolerable state so it's not constantly popping and binding all day long. some people don't like them, or won't give a chiropractor a try. that's their choice, i personally think they're a great alternative to surgery in some cases.
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I think my Impala has the most comfortable seats in any car I've ever owned, far better than the previous-gen 2013.

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