The Irish Times – Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Recently on holidays, I rented a Renault Twingo – and was impressed by the quality of the seating. Returning home, I became acutely aware of the less than adequate support of my more up-market car. My physiotherapist claims it is a frequent problem irrespective of the model of car….
Unfortunately there does not appear to be a comprehensive rating system for car seats. The only one we’ve heard of is the German organisation, Aktion Gesunder Rücken, which some time ago rated the seats in the Audi A4 very highly. Just from personal experience, we’ve found the new Peugeot 407 to be quite comfortable.
However, Colm Campbell of the Back Shop in Dublin, claims that there’s no such thing as a decent car seat these days. He describes most car seats as “appalling”: “Car seats are getting worse for people over 5 ft 11′ or 6 ft.”