When is a car manufacturer going to design its front seats to prevent stuff from falling between the seat and the center console? This has been a problem since the appearance of the first “bucket” seats in the original ‘50s T-Birds.
For 60 years keys, money, jewelry, bottle caps, food and now, of course, cell phones, have been disappearing into this infuriating abyss, usually requiring the driver to get out of the car; get down on all fours; move the seat up; move the seat back; root around blindly like a warthog searching for whatever’s been lost. Most times all you come up with is filthy hands and a decaying Fig Newton.
Recently a half-ass, one-size-fit-all piece of foam has appeared on the market. Sold at 3am on QVC, you’re suppose to jam the foam into the crevice to sloppily plug the gap. It works, sort of, but really just further underscores the need for the problem to be solved properly by the car manufacturers.
Where’s the ingenuity? And don’t tell me that because the seats move forward and back and up and down, this can’t be solved. The average graduate engineering student could design a smooth, attractive solution during lunch break.