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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,429 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 292014

Sonic 4-cyl

  • 4,429 miles


I understand that NHTSA has mandated forward-leaning head restraints on all late-model vehicles. The head restraint in my 2014 Sonic is terrible; it shoves my head forward, forcing me to either stare at the instrument cluster or raise my eyes in a kubrick stare to see the road. It wasn't immediately apparent during the test drive, but after 200+ miles of driving in less than a week, my neck is stiff and shoulders feel like rocks. All this pain against the statistically unlikely occurrence of being rear-ended (twice in 30 years of driving)? fail. Absolute, 100%, total fail. My 2012 Cruze had straight head restraints that didn't cause me pain and were still available when I needed to brace (seeing someone racing up behind me, for instance). Please, for the love of G-D, reconsider this idiotic and overbearing regulation.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

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