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Old 03-06-2010, 07:56 PM
 
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Default What is Power Lumbar Support?

Is that carspeak for a seat massager in an SUV or does it just move the back?
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Is that carspeak for a seat massager in an SUV or does it just move the back?
it's just a seat that is structured to conform to the proper alignment of the lower back for comfort.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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My '95 Lincoln Town Car has that feature.
It inflates the lower part of the back of the seat cushion. Mine has a switch- move it one way to inflate it and the other way to deflate. It do use it at times.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:17 PM
 
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Hmm... Is there any SUV that has a seat massager other than the Volvo XC90? It seems, its the only one?
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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Hmm... Is there any SUV that has a seat massager other than the Volvo XC90? It seems, its the only one?

No, many of the high-end BMW's and MB's do as well.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:44 AM
 
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My Lincoln LS has this. I never use it though, since I find the stiff lumbar uncomfortable for my back.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:52 AM
 
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Its strange that SUV manufacturers almost never mention that they have massaging seats in their lists of what comes standard or options... Mercedes/BMW doesn't mention it but I guess its in there.. don't know if Lexus/Audi/Infiniti also has it... too lazy to mention it I guess?
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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why do you need a massaging seat? you should not be relaxing while driving it would cause me to get tired that is not a good thing behind the wheel.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:56 PM
 
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It is more a setting for lower back comfort than anything else. You set it once if you are the main user, and then forget it. My 85 volvo has a manual adjuster for the same thing. I set it once when I first got the car and left it that way.
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