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2009 BMW 750i: Don't Touch Me, I'm Driving

October 01, 2009

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Our 2009 BMW 750i has seat massagers! Score! I couldn't wait to try them out as rarely am I ever in a car with seat massagers. So luxurious! And, yes, I've read Al's post on the "rump shaker" but wanted to check it out for myself. I love seat heaters. I'd love having my backside massaged, too, right?

Wrong. It's so distracting trying to drive when there's a small ball moving around on my butt cheeks, sometimes even lifting me up. It almost felt like I was rocking back and forth on a boat. After several minutes of that, I turned it off. But then the small ball stopped in an uncomfortable spot so I turned it on again until it moved elsewhere. But I felt that ball regardless of where it moved. So I just turned it off in the least annoying spot. Cool thing was that after awhile in the off position the ball got absorbed back into the seat. Neat.

This seat massager reminded me of the chair massagers my dad used to have an affinity for when I was growing up. So relaxing when kicking back in front of the TV with a TV dinner and beer. But when you're out on the road? That's no time to relax! Maybe when you're sitting in the car waiting at the curb for your kids to get out of school or something like that but I don't see using it while commuting to work. Especially when you're like me: the type to fall asleep during a massage.

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Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 18,282 miles

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