Re: lumbar support pillow
I have to say, I think my Insight is the first car I've ever been in -- as a driver or passenger -- where I *had* any decent lumbar support.
I'm 6'2", by the way.
One of the things I really like about the Insight seats is how close to vertical you can set them. Too many car seats lean back even in their most upright setting. My legs are considerably longer than my arms, so in a normal car I end up having to hunch over a little to reach the wheel in order to fit my knees under the steering wheel comfortably. I don't have this problem in my Insight.
I did some long drives this summer (9 hrs MI -> IA, 14 hrs IA -> CO, then two days back to MI), and just made sure to get out and stretch about every three hours (or after a particularly stressful construction zone), just as a matter of course. Of course, I didn't have to fill up gas that often, so sometimes that just meant a quick stop in the rest area to stretch, use the loo and/or swap CD magazines.
I also keep a baseball in that tiny drawer on the left side of the steering wheel. If I do get any twinges in my back, I just pop the baseball behind my back for a moment to work out the kinks.