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Head rests - so narrow and far forward

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by slipnslider, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. slipnslider

    slipnslider Member

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    The headrests are one of the strangest design decisions in my opinion. They jut forward into your head and are extremely narrow. I think they would be especially annoying for a front seat passenger who wanted to recline and take a nap to balance their head on that 6 inch wide section. I read a post by one potential buyer (not sure if it was on this forum or on facebook) who said the headrests were an absolute deal breaker for him, and he literally decided not to buy the car because he found them so uncomfortable. I don't think they're that bad, but it definitely seems like they are another example of tesla choosing form over function.
     
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  2. 1.21GW

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    If I were you, I would cancel my reservation now and buy something with nice headrests for napping.
     
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  3. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf The Clown Prince of Crime

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    The Model 3 headrests don’t bother me one bit and seem pretty comfortable. My wife certainly has no trouble falling asleep in the passenger seat when I’m driving :D

    The original headrests that came with my 2012 Mustang were absolutely horrible. I swapped those out for a newer version that Ford of course started installing in the Mustang just 2 months after I took delivery of mine.
     
  4. Atoms

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    Love the headrests!
     
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  5. ProphetM

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    Do people actually put their heads back on headrests? I must be automobiling wrong.
     
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  6. AnarchyEOD

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    Heathen! Burn burn burn!
     
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    I take a daily 10 min nap in my 3 before heading to the gym. No issue at all sleeping with the headrests.
     
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  8. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    They made me cancel my reservation. I'm very sensitive to ergonomics and I like to sit up straight. Same with my girlfriend and my parents. If they eventually release a Model 3 with a *straighter* headrest, I'll get one.

    This headrest makes it impossible to sit up straight with your back against the seat without bending your neck far forward. It would require massive alterations to the seat to be ergonomic; as it is it's bad for your back and neck, and my physical therapist wouldn't approve.

    That might have been me.

    I bought my Model S without ever test driving it, but I did go to a showroom and sit in the seat to make sure it was OK. Did the same with Model 3, but the seat was no good. :shrug:

     
  9. Pied

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    Isn't that the way anti whiplash headrest are? I noticed a lot of cars headrest are more forward now and not straight up/flat.

    My friend would take out his headrest and put it in the other way when he autox in his BRZ because it got in the way with your helmet. Probably not a good idea, but you could do it as a solution.
     
  10. alt7070

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    Anyone find a back support for the M3 to help with posture? The seat ergonomics are also not good *for me* (YMMV). I think it's easily fixable, just need to find the right one. I know they don't recommend seat covers, but I hope this would be OK. Feedback?
     
  11. Morgank6

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    If you really like everything else about the car and are a bit handy, this might work for you.


    I rented an early build from turo for an extended test drive and didn't like the headrests either. Not enough for me to cancel my reservation, but they were the one thing that irked me a little. That said I didn't notice them nearly as much when I test drove the P3D with white interior. I'm waiting for my AWD with white interior so hopefully it's improved, but if not, I'll probably adjust them a bit like they did in the video.
     
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  12. Reid

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    I have no idea what on earth you're talking about. I drive with my seat virtually bolt upright, and my head never touches the head'rest'. I've been in cars with headrests that come way further forward relative to the seating position, which, yes, I do find annoying.
     

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