Pain In The Leg - 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Long-Term Road Test

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Long Term Road Test

2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ: Pain In The Leg

February 04, 2011

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During a two-hour-plus drive home from a photo shoot last night in the Cruze, I noticed the right side of my right leg was throbbing a bit, being irritated by something. At first I thought it must be the seatbelt connector; I knew it couldn't be the seat itself, because the cushion is quite plush, not to mention the seatback's near-perfect lumbar support.

Now I know what you're thinking: Since it's true I've put on a couple extra pounds recently, the problem must be that my fat ass won't slide all the way into the seat. But at 5-foot-8, 155 pounds, I've not quite reached Mr. Lardo status...yet. Plus, it's not my ass, it's my leg.

Upon further inspection, it turns out it's the bolster's very thick and very hard seam that's rubbing my leg the wrong way. This has never happened with any other car I've driven, including ones with far more lateral support. Maybe a thick seam on a bolster isn't such a great idea.

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Anyone else notice this with the Cruze?

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 6,138 miles

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