Quick update: Haven't pulled the trigger yet. I went out for a third test drive yesterday. Took it for a little longer drive this time (one hour). I want to pull the trigger for a lot of reasons, but can't because I'm unable to find a comfortable setting for my long legs in that seat! As much as I try to get past this, I can't. Whenever my right leg is off the gas pedal and on the floor, it's against the shifter and I find the bolstering of the seat there aches my thigh. I wanna be able to get past this. It's just not working. FWIW I'm almost 6'4", and whenever my feet aren't on the pedals, my knees are bunched up against the shifter and some uncomfortable spot on the door.
I have lower back issues, and believe that the Ridgeline has spoiled me with it's comfortable captains chair that's elevated well off the floor. I traded my Audi A3 S-line in because my back couldn't handle the feeling of my legs being way out in front of me for extended periods of time. What I can't figure for the life of me, is how Toyota continues to opt against putting a power front seat that elevates you off the floor, in a $30k+ truck. Hard to believe that any vehicle coming in over $30k could only have a 4 way manual seat.
Again, not a rant. Love the truck. Continue to try to make it work, but I just can't get comfortable. Great site here guys. Not sure if I should keep trying to find an answer, or continue lurking to see what the next gen brings. Surely it will have a power seat, right?