Massaging Driver Seat Keeps Me Awake But Now I Think We're Dating - 2011 Hyundai Equus Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Hyundai Equus: Massaging Driver Seat Keeps Me Awake But Now I Think We're Dating

June 22, 2011

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After a particularly grueling few days of work I was driving home the other night and found myself getting sleepy. So, I rolled down the windows to let in some fresh air, hoping it would perk me up. But I was on the freeway and the air was smelly so I went to plan B. Crank up the music and sing along. But if I did this all the way home, I'd end up with nodes and a raspy voice.

Then I remembered the Equus has a massaging driver seat. I accidentally switched this on once (the button is on the left side of the seat bottom) and found it pretty creepy. But I remember a Hyundai representative telling us this function was good for long road trips. It refreshes the driver and helps him stay awake.

It's very strange at first. It's pretty aggressive and works its way up and down your back. And it reaches pretty low on the spine. It woke me up for sure. Then I kind of got into it. But I found if you keep it on too long, it ends up relaxing you and then you're stuck with the same problem.

Have you ever tried massaging seats? What's your take?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 7,908 miles

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