We're getting use to the head rests.
In article <683_d.19005$N8.email@example.com>, Rob Guenther
> She doesn't find having her head resting on it is more comfortable? I like
> having my head resting on the headRESTRAINT (In a Volvo, this is VERY much
> more accurate... NHSTA shows what company with all top marks on every car
> for rear collisions, because of proper restraints?... Volvo! - pretty much
> every maker but Saab is either untested, poor, or marginal!) in our 93' 960
> (no whips, but I am confident in this seat design as it looks idential to a
> seat in a V70, but without the internal WHIPS mechanisms)..... In fact when
> I drive my Golf I try to position the headrestraint as far up and as close
> to my head as possible, to emulate the Volvo.
> Seems to me like she's used to driving in lesser cars (American cars are
> notoriously bad for having no upper body support, which causes whiplash)
> where the seat only goes up to the shoulders and the headrest is more like a
> neck rest (or breaker in a rear end crash).
> In Ontario (possibly Canada) Volvo is lobbying for lower insurance for Volvo
> drivers because of their outstanding design, which lowers whiplash claims by
> Volvo drivers quite a bit - so get used to it, it's a great seat.
> Active headrestraints, side impact and head airbags, and ESP stability
> control (DSTC in a Volvo) - IMO if a new car doesn't have all this it
> shouldn't be advertised as safe... I believe your V70 has it all tho (maybe
> not the DSTC or "ESP" system) - these are the key safety systems that
> actually have numbers to back up their scientifically proven benefits.
> "Alexander Grant" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > The headrest is driving my wife crazy.
> > On a 2004 V70 2.5T with the WHIPS system her head is constantly
> > in touch with the head rest while she is looking straight ahead
> > or touching her cheek when she turns her head.
> > Is there any way to adjust / move / bend the headrest backwards
> > an inch or two?