That’s usually not because the manufacturer has produced a dud, but because people adopt bad habits.
The most common seating position is the “lefty”, sitting on your left bum cheek and leaning towards the centre of the vehicle. Easy to spot from behind because your head is between the front seats. Get rear-ended and you’re begging for whiplash.
The opposite to this is the “righty”, favoured by most taxi drivers. Again, it’s a bad idea because the “B” pillar can crack your skull like an egg in an accident.
Then there’s the “Boy Racer”, where the driver practically lies down, stiff arms barely reaching the wheel.
Here’s how to be sitting pretty: place yourself in the middle of the seat. Then adjust the back reasonably upright and move the seat forward until you can rest your wrists over the top of the steering wheel, your shoulders still in contact with the seat back. Your arms will now be relaxed at the wheel.More advice and help from Ian Luff: check out ianluff.com.au