I just bought a 2003 Escape XLT with 11,100 miles with leather interior. This truck is in excellent condition except for some minor paint scratches on the back bumper. When I test drove the vehicle, I guess I didn't pay enough attention to the way the seat felt since I was trying to look for any other flaws in the handling, road noise, etc. When I first drove the truck to work (approximately 45 miles each way), I noticed that my right shoulder was hurting. After I got to work, I got out of the vehicle and noticed that the area where my right shoulder rested on the seat had no cushion between the leather and the steel frame of the seat. I took the truck back to the dealership and they have repaired that problem, but I still do not feel comfortable in the seat. I feel like I am angled towards the right of the steering wheel instead of being aligned with the steering wheel. I also feel like my body is tilted to the right and I am constantly having to adjust my body to correct for this sensation. Are you experiencing any of these problems as well? Does your truck have the leather interior?
I got the cloth seats, and I'm surprisingly happy with it. I added some seat covers, but the basic shape of the seat is still there. I've driven a variety of other vehicles, and I find this is the best seat I've ridden in, besides a custom bucket racing seat (unfortunately not my bucket seat, but a nice bucket seat nonetheless).
If you don't like it, and can't change the shape of the seat enough to your liking using padding in order to raise/lower your body in proportion to the bad of the seat (maybe you're too tall/short for the seat), I suggest getting at least the driver seat replaced by a custom bucket seat. They're not that expensive, and your back will thank you, especially with lots of driving.
I find them extreemly comfortable, but then, everyone is built diffrently. One thing I did find was simply the adjustment from sitting back in my sedan to sitting up more in the escape. better on my back :)
Does anyone find that the Ford Escape driver seat is uncomfortable? Let me know please
I have just purchased a 2005 escape. There was a problem with the driver's seat which was repaired, but I am still very uncomfortable in the seat. It feels as though the left side goes "down." The seats themselves are not level, but apparently all the 05 Escape drivers seats are configured the same way. In any case, I'm still trying to figure out how to make the seat more comfortable. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
Yes, I know I have a bad back, but after I bought the car the seat frame was found to be "bent and tangled" according to the mechanic at the Ford dealership. I have had it fixed twice but it still seems misaligned--I just wanted to find out if anyone else had the same problems. Anyway, thanks for your advice.
Originally Posted by dab732
I find my seats to be very comfortable, even after a 6+ hr drive on one of my camping trips. Sounds like you need to visit a doctor, and not a mechanic.
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