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Old 01-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #21
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^ tried doing that but I'm almost lying down as a result and have to stretch arms way out forward (no elbow bend) to reach the wheel.

I'm 6'1" and have long legs for my height.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:26 PM   #22
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I don't have my focus yet so I don't know about this but...my friend has a 2012 mustang and his headrests can be pulled forward to adjust the position. If you pull them all the way forward fling back to the "original" position and go pretty far back. Does the focus do this?


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Old 01-03-2012, 07:44 PM   #23
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I will absolutely try this!
Let me know, I'm curious as well as I will have my Focus soon. I noticed in my buddies Mustang he has the headrest all the way forward and when I drive it I put it all the way back...personal preference I suppose.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #24
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Nice idea.. did you buy them from ford? how much did they charge u for them?
no mods needed? they fit right in on either side?


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When I had my 2011 Fiesta (traded it for my new Focus) I purchased two more of the smaller rear center headrest and swapped them with the larger ones. They fit perfectly and allow you to fold down the seats without having to remove the headrests. Brilliant!
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:32 AM   #25
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Smile The headrests

Last year I rented the 2012 Focus twice as I would like to buy one. I love everything about the car, except...the headrests, which are the reason I'm not buying a Focus this year.

I am 5'9" and got a neck ache within 10 minutes of getting in, no matter how I adjust the seat. My husband drove it (he's 6'1") and it was bad for him too. I sat in it and had him video me while I imitated the reflex action after an accident, and it was not good how as my head hit the rest, and my back hit the seat, my neck flexed at a horrible angle. Creamsicle is right, it's like sleeping with a pile of pillows under just your head. Ouch!

I think if it were a safety issue, every car would have this design and your neck would be cradled, for lack of a better word. You don't see high-end cars with this design. I think it's a design flaw and would love to hear from someone who knows why Ford switched to this rest/restraint in SOME cars and not others.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:43 AM   #26
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I removed the rear ones for visibility purposes as well as rarely if ever going to be having passengers in the rear and like the headrest delete mod a lot!
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I am 5'9" and got a neck ache within 10 minutes of getting in, no matter how I adjust the seat. My husband drove it (he's 6'1") and it was bad for him too. .
I am 5'10 and haven't had any issues with neck aches or any other issues related to them. I would bet you need some refinement in how they are adjusted or how the seat is adjusted to fix your neck ache.
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I sat in it and had him video me while I imitated the reflex action after an accident, and it was not good how as my head hit the rest, and my back hit the seat, my neck flexed at a horrible angle. Creamsicle is right, it's like sleeping with a pile of pillows under just your head. Ouch! .
not a good test to base an opinion on at all. you are sitting still and trying to imagine how your head would hit in a collision. believe me you whole body reacts quite differently when you are in a collision at speed than what you could do sitting still and trying to emulate your reactions in an accident.
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I think if it were a safety issue, every car would have this design and your neck would be cradled, for lack of a better word. You don't see high-end cars with this design. I think it's a design flaw and would love to hear from someone who knows why Ford switched to this rest/restraint in SOME cars and not others.
don't think it is a design "flaw". and while I don't know this I am betting the difference is in the size of the vehicle and what gets crushed/thrown around in an accident that dictates the style of head restraint used.
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I think if it were a safety issue, every car would have this design and your neck would be cradled, for lack of a better word. You don't see high-end cars with this design. I think it's a design flaw and would love to hear from someone who knows why Ford switched to this rest/restraint in SOME cars and not others.
I have a family member who just purchased a new Nissan and the headrests are the exact same setup.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #29
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Love the headrests - easily the most comfortable seats I've ever sat in. It's actually kinda scary because I can see myself falling asleep at the wheel if im not vigilant.
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I took all of the headrest off. Gives it that clean look.
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