something I miss on my Clarity

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by KClark, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. KClark

    KClark Active Member

    We have a cheap and ancient 2001 Civic LX that my kids have used for getting to school. The front bucket seats both have fold down armrests. We have a 2011 Odyssey, both front seats have fold down armrests. After just coming back from a 700 mile trip last weekend I realized how much I miss those armrests on a long drive, they are perfect for resting my hands and arms in a comfortable position for long periods of time. In my Clarity the left side of the door is a little too far and too low to rest my arm, the right side console is also not right for my right arm. I miss those armrests.
  2. petteyg359

    petteyg359 Active Member Subscriber

    I have the opposite opinion :) On the Clarity, between the door and the center console, it's a great fit for me. In my 2001 CR-V, there was only a single armrest on the right side of the seat. That was fine, but on the left, the door was a few inches too far out to be comfortable.
  3. Edward Dries

    Edward Dries New Member

    I have the same problem, the door arm rest is lower than center console making my left arm "airborne" when reaching for the steering wheel.
    To circumvent I have these being delivered today from Amazon.

    Best option I could find. Will let you know how the work/feel after installing them tonight.
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  4. MPower

    MPower Active Member

    Gee, if I tried to put my elbow on the console, it would fall into the top of my go-cup. The more I read about our various comfort struggles, the more sympathy I have for automotive designers trying to accommodate drivers with 2 ft height differences, nevermind taste differences.

    I will now stop repining that my Clarity is not a bright enough red and that I have to duck down and peak through the steering wheel to see the speedometer.
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  5. David in TN

    David in TN Active Member

    @MPower - you are aware that the steering wheel adjusts up, down, in, and out to taste?
  6. Fast Eddie B

    Fast Eddie B Well-Known Member

    In and out? I never noticed that.
  7. David in TN

    David in TN Active Member

  8. MPower

    MPower Active Member

    When you are a little short person, that is the first thing you do, just after raising the seat and pulling it forward. I even do all those adjustments on test drives.
  9. David in TN

    David in TN Active Member

    I understand, as I do the opposite. Seat down, all the way back, etc.

    As long as we can find a comfortable position, individually, that is the important point.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Inside EVs mobile app
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