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#1 OFFLINE   frbill

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

I have been really working on my P&G techniques. This means I avoid highways and freeways most days. I used to use Eco Cruise to manage these stretches of my drive. Now I manually manage my speed, this causes me to keep my foot constantly applying pressure for most of my drive. I find that my knee(which is dodgy on my best days) really gets sore. I keep changing my foot position to find the sweet spot between comfort and control, no luck so far. Anybody else figure this out yet? I love my Max and would like to be as comfortable driving it as I was in my Camry Hybrid.









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#2 OFFLINE   asb

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

My right leg and hip are a mess.  I found that driving manually really caused more discomfort and pain.  So, I use eco cruise whenever I can.


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#3 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:23 PM

 Codgers!

 

 

 

 

 

:)


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#4 OFFLINE   RachelnLa

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:45 AM

I use cruise when there is a stretch of road no matter how small. Adjust your seat distance and height. I sat very close due to being short. My thigh was killing me. Then I inched the seat back and adjusted the steering wheel height and scoped it more out and that helped.
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#5 OFFLINE   ScubaDadMiami

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:38 PM

That stupid left foot rest doesn't make things any better.  It makes the left leg bunch up, and then the right leg has to reach down to feather the gas pedal.  So, it makes adjusting the seat much more difficult.



#6 OFFLINE   ArizonaEnergi

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:22 PM

I got pretty good on our recent 3,000 mile trip at using the Eco cruise controls to slow down and speed up in traffic to avoid having to move my big foot in its big shoe. A hand accelerator/brake control might be a good option for us geezer types I'm thinking.

Edited by ArizonaEnergi, 30 June 2013 - 12:22 PM.

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#7 OFFLINE   Noah Harbinger

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:35 AM

For me I feel like I am getting shin splints.

 

I wonder if it's possible to adjust some spring or something to offer more resistance? 



#8 OFFLINE   MacGyver

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 04:09 AM

Took me a long time to figure out that the C-max is pretty big on me, not used to that in cars, so a long time to overcome pre/misconceptions about seat height, etc.

 

At one point I had the seat like on the floor and liked it, slowly adjusted it upwards for more visibility until I achieved a happy medium.



#9 OFFLINE   C-MaxSea

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:18 PM

Seat upright, Eco cruise & 'Ommmmmm.......................'     :sandman:



#10 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:09 AM

Can't P&G with ECO Cruise, best mpg's with P&G.

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#11 OFFLINE   jackalopetx

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:16 PM

If you calculate the fuel savings vs driving on the highway, it will probably be far less than the cost of knee surgery


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#12 OFFLINE   B4804514

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 07:32 PM

One of the reasons i bought the CMax was the seating position. My Dr told me that your knee should be lower than your butt for the most comfortable position for your back lower back and posture. I tend to take my foot of the gas a lot of the time to put it into electric mode but I can adjust the seat so there is not pain anywhere. I am a tall guy with long legs and my prior Prius was killing my back and legs due to the bad seating position


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#13 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:50 AM

If you calculate the fuel savings vs driving on the highway, it will probably be far less than the cost of knee surgery

Not sure what you are commenting on, but on trips I will drive 12-16 hrs a day without knee problems without ECO cruise. Granted my body is tired including feet, but that is to be expected. :) I make several trips to AZ a year which is about 1700 miles and do it in two days.  That works out to 850-1000 miles the first day and the rest the second day.

 

Paul



#14 OFFLINE   jackalopetx

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:20 AM

Not sure what you are commenting on, but on trips I will drive 12-16 hrs a day without knee problems without ECO cruise. Granted my body is tired including feet, but that is to be expected. :) I make several trips to AZ a year which is about 1700 miles and do it in two days.  That works out to 850-1000 miles the first day and the rest the second day.

 

Paul

I'm replying to the OP

 

I have knee problems, which is one reason I don't drive a manual Mustang GT anymore! But if I drive a few hours with a lot of accelerator pedal operation, my right knee hurts



#15 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:31 AM

I'm replying to the OP

 

I have knee problems, which is one reason I don't drive a manual Mustang GT anymore! But if I drive a few hours with a lot of accelerator pedal operation, my right knee hurts

Sorry to hear that on two fronts, That does take some of the fun out of it. ;)

 

Paul



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Posted 09 June 2016 - 10:59 AM

One of the reasons i bought the CMax was the seating position. My Dr told me that your knee should be lower than your butt for the most comfortable position for your back lower back and posture. I tend to take my foot of the gas a lot of the time to put it into electric mode but I can adjust the seat so there is not pain anywhere. I am a tall guy with long legs and my prior Prius was killing my back and legs due to the bad seating position

I agree B4, keeping the human torso bent at greater than 90 degrees at the waist is my mantra as well.  The crunched seating position (less than 90 degrees) in many sedans is not good for me with my long legs.  The 'comfort height' seat in our C-Max is much preferred for me & my wife - not to mention the great entry way.  Proper seating position with good lumbar support is a must !!!

 

The happy knees & back club,

 

Nick

 

(((Still Eco Cruising as much as possible here in 'auto pilot' zone; although ironically, driving a manual shift in Italy back in April/May improved the minor left knee and hip pain I occasionally have. ;))))   Skip the P & G for me, and pass the poupon, please. :dancing:


Edited by C-MaxSea, 09 June 2016 - 11:09 AM.

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