Just changed from German built 2000 C200K to South African built 2003
C220 CDI - UK market, RHD. Trim-wise, the cars are Classic and just
about identical down to the anthracite colour. Problem is the new car
is resulting in a dreadful pain in my left leg (auto gearbox, so it
doesn't have to do much). The pain is almost immediate on sitting in
the car, only thing I can put it down to is that the new car drivers
seat doesn't lower quite as much as the old one (and and this being
compounded by being less worn, having being sat in for 100,000 less
miles). Trying to bottom the problem, anyone definitely know that the
seats have less lower adjustment now? or am I clutching at straws? Any
other thoughts, suggestions or cures most welcome.
Under the same circumstances I would verify that the frontal adjustment on
the seat (the wheel) is turned as far as it goes. Apart from that I would
consider that long driving stints have the same impact on the body as long
long plane flights.
If all else fails you might consider a memory seat in the next car.
This may sound like a weird question, but ...
Do you keep your wallet (or other object) in your left rear trouser
pocket? If so, try removing the wallet from your pocket before
sitting in the vehicle.
I had a similar experience with a new car about 10 years ago, and it
turns out that my wallet was in just the right place to put pressure
on a nerve.
Unlikely, but doesn't cost anything to consider ...
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