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Does the Ridgeline fit you like a glove? I hate to admit this but I haven't found the PERFECT settings for the seat / steering wheel / etc yet. There are little things that bug me that I didn't notice during the test drives. In other cars, I like to rest my left elbow on top of the door ledge. With the Ridgeline, it's just a hair too far away. I also find that since the steering wheel doesn't extend, I have to reach farther than I'd like. If I move the seat up, my knees hit the dash or my my head hits the roof (Why can't we have the NAV without moonroof Honda???). Also, if my seat is too far forward, my left knee can hit the bottom of the big silver door handle. These are all just little things that I didn't notice before but it scares me to think I've bought a $35k truck that's not comfortable. I'm telling myself that I just need more seat time (dealer has had the truck 2 weeks out of the 3 that I've owned it).

Since my truck has been in the shop, I've had a Dakota and Colorado as rentals. I have to admit they both fit pretty good. I never considered either of these trucks while I was looking because they didn't have the other features that I was looking for. Don't get me wrong, I feel like my truck is comfortable but it seems like everytime I drive it, I make a small adjustment somewhere. Did it take you a while to find the "sweet spot"? Does anyone know if the foam in the seats will settle a bit with time giving a tad more head room? I think when I get my truck back from the shop, I'm going to pull off the steering wheel and see if there's a way to make an extension. I think adding about an inch would make a huge difference.

Anyone else have trouble getting comfortable?
 

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Ruffles said:
Does the Ridgeline fit you like a glove? I hate to admit this but I haven't found the PERFECT settings for the seat / steering wheel / etc yet. There are little things that bug me that I didn't notice during the test
Anyone else have trouble getting comfortable?
I am only 5' 10" and the very first test drive I had to lower the seat to get in. I find that a comfortable driving elevation is too high for entry and exit. I agree that reaching for the steering wheel is a problem. I would prefer to drive with the seat further back. Problems that I am finally getting comfortable with.
 

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It took me about 6 weeks to get the perfect adjustments. I'm 5' 6" and I like to sit high. But I have gotten used to sitting low so I can rest my elbows on center console. Just far enough back that my left foot is resting on the foot rest and steering wheel adjusted so I have a clear view of the instrument panel. :)
 

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5' 10"

Took me a couple weeks to adjust to the perfect spot. Then my wife used the truck and moved everything..... :D

(Honda Hint... DUAL MEMORY DRIVER SEAT PLEASE)
 
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5'9 3/4" :D
I too had to find the spot but once I did the seat fits like a glove. :p
 

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As both a Honda Salesman and new Ridgeline owner I can understand several of the above mentioned issues with seating and comfort. I have had a few customers under 6' mention that they don't feel as comfortable as they would like. I myself am 6'4" and fit absolutely perfect. One thing to remember. This is a truck. It is deceiving because of the amazing ride quality, but it is a pickup. I can remember driving my dad's old early 90's F150's, now that was an uncomfortable feel!

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Trouble fitting in......I'm not complaining but. .... "WELCOME TO MY LIFE" I'm 6'7" and I just about fit into nothing, not cars, planes, desks, resturant seats and tables..........custom bikes, golf clubs and I have to shop at "Big & Tall" where I'm not big enough. I'm to big for normal retail but not big enough @ B&T......ok I am complaining a wee bit.

My seat is as far back as possible and down all the way in the back with the front as high as possible to support my legs. Not perfect but I loved the truck and don't mind really.
 
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My seat is as far back as possible and down all the way in the back with the front as high as possible to support my legs. Not perfect but I loved the truck and don't mind really.
Those are my exact settings too!!
 

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Just a hair shy of 6' 0" and the truck fits me just fine. I think what some of you may be experiencing is just a different vehicle. How long did you have your previous vehicle? We all get accustomed to a certain "feel". The longer you experience that "feel" the harder it is going to be to adjust. I agree that having a telescoping and MEMORY SEATS would be great, but for the most part I have a set up that works for me and now that my wife has a new vehicle that she absolutely loves, she really pretty much doesn't drive my truck any more.
 

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Those are my exact settings too!!
Mine, too. So no need for a 24, or 48 position drivers seat, they need a design modification here. Hint: Sometimes adding a washer or two to the seat mounting bolts will give you exactly what you are looking for. ;)
 

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5'-10.5" only took me a couple of days to get it right, and is now like a glove. But i know what you are all going through, good luck
 

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Thanks for the support. I'm relieved to know I'm not the only person that needs a little time to get comfortable. I can't wait to get my truck back (please let it be fixed this time) on Friday so I can continue getting settled in it.

I've really been thinking about the steering wheel extension a lot...even though I don't have my truck at the moment. I'm guessing that the wheel / colum is attached with a spline? Perhaps a few spacers would work. I ordered the Honda Service manual from H&A but it won't be here for a few days so I can't see for sure how it all goes together. I hope it's not too difficult to put something together.
 

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I'm 5'9" and the Ridgeline seems a perfect fit. I would attribute this to the fact that I have and Austen-Healey Sprite Mk II and it's so small that anyone over five years old has trouble getting into it, if it weren't for the fact that I have an even harder time getting into my wife's '99 Accord Coupe than I do the Sprite! I don't see how a six footer could get into much less drive that thing.
 

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I'm just shy of 6' 3" and had a hard time finding the ideal seat setting too. It took me about three weeks of moving things around before I got completely comfortable. Ruffles, I too thought maybe I made the wrong choice after the first week of so of driving but in time I found the " just right " spot.

Then my wife used the truck, changed the setting and I had to start all over again.

Hint for Honda engineers: put a telescoping steering wheel in (remove the seams in the leather surround while you're at it) and put in a memory seat function.
 

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I'm just shy of 6' 3" and had a hard time finding the ideal seat setting too. It took me about three weeks of moving things around before I got completely comfortable. Ruffles, I too thought maybe I made the wrong choice after the first week of so of driving but in time I found the " just right " spot.

Then my wife used the truck, changed the setting and I had to start all over again.

Hint for Honda engineers: put a telescoping steering wheel in (remove the seams in the leather surround while you're at it) and put in a memory seat function.
I am 6' 4" ( was 6' 5" but I am shrinking in old age ) and it took me a while to find my spot. and now I know where it is and get it back after the wife takes the truck and moves everything - mirrors, seats, vents, angle of the wheel, temperature and radio station.

Honda - we need the keybob that has memory for the radio , seat , mirror and temperature that the driver had the last time he used the vehicle. It would be nice if the vents and steering wheel had memories too. And it needs tilt and telescope like the GM vehicles have. :D
 

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Ruffles said:
I like to rest my left elbow on top of the door ledge. With the Ridgeline, it's just a hair too far away.

Anyone else have trouble getting comfortable?

My feelings exactly, I find both the center console and door armrest just too far away. This is really tiresome on long drives.
 

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I second the armrest and center console a bit too far away for long trips. I do like the seat raise up option of the entire seat going up and not just the front or back. This is unique to any other vehicle I have owned.
 

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I'm your normal 5'10", 195lbs. male and for the life of me I cannot seem to hit a sweet spot. In my RX300, when I found it, I would set it, but no can do on the Ridge. I think that if we had a telescoping steering wheel it would help a lot.
 

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ruffles, i understand what you mean about getting comfortable. i love the rl and the seating. i find myself switching driving hands to get a comfortable position. i think it is because i was very comfortable and use to driving the element and am trying to drive the rl the same way. i only have the vehicle for less than 2 weeks and more and more find myself driving for longer periods of time without changing positions...but i understand what you are saying!
 
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