Alternate Headrest Suggestion?
I am looking for an alternate headrest with a less severe angle for my 2010 Cobalt. Please hear me out before giving me a safety lecture. I know that they are really called head restraints and that they are there for safety and not for comfort. I know that their purpose is to alleviate whiplash.
I am a 5'7", 125 lb woman. I carry my weight in my hips and my shoulders are narrow. When I sit in my Colbalt with my seat all the way back in the driver seat and have my head touching the headrest, my back does not contact the the seat at all. My shoulders are a good 3 and maybe 4 inches from the car seat. In the event of being rear-ended, my back would be forced back into the seat and my head shoved down toward my chest. I would not be able to see to steer. I would probably receive a neck injury. I have pretty good posture but sitting upright on the bench with no back support is tiring on long trips.
I have searched the internet for several days and the only solution I have found is to bend the posts on the headrest. I hate the idea. First, I would probably mess it up. Second, I worry that it would compromise the structural integrity of the headrest. Third, I would like to be able to put the original headrest back in should I sell the car or if my 6' 220 lb husband needs to drive the car.
I am wondering if a headrest from an older car will fit this car. Maybe a Cavalier? How would I go about finding the measurements and what am I looking for?
I am pretty normal sized. There is no way that a car seat is going to fit both me and my husband, who is pretty normal sized too. Surely I am not the only one with this problem?
Any suggestions would be welcome.