Outrageous price for head restraints

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Anne, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Anne

    Anne Guest

    We have a '97 Caravan. Our daughter (8 yrs.) is tall enough so that
    her head is as high as the seat back (bench seats). We priced the head
    restraints: $287 each! I thought the guy was joking, and he was
    surprised the car hadn't come with the restraints in the first place.
    Why are head restraints so expensive?

    Anne, Feb 6, 2004
  2. Anne

    Mike Behnke Guest

    Check a salvage yard for complete seats.
    Mike Behnke, Feb 6, 2004
  3. Anne

    Bob Shuman Guest

    Our '99 T&C (Grand Caravan) came with head restraints on all but the center
    rear seat.

    Bob Shuman, Feb 6, 2004
  4. Anne

    Anne Guest

    I did some research, and on the plain Caravan back then, the head
    restraints on the middle and rear seats were an option. :(

    Anne, Feb 7, 2004
  5. Anne

    Anne Guest

    I'm hoping we can find them. I also hope that because the Caravan body
    style remained the same for a few years, so did the head restraints.
    That way, we'll have more potential cars to choose from.

    Anne, Feb 7, 2004
  6. Anne

    Anne Guest

    Yes, we're the original owners. I did a little more research and
    learned that in '97 the plain-vanilla Caravan didn't come equipped
    with the middle- and rear-bench head restraints; it was an option. I
    don't recall being offered the option, and we didn't think to ask. Our
    daughter was a baby at the time (and was in a car seat), and I guess
    we didn't realize we might own the car for the next seven years! We
    have plans to go rummaging through some salvage yards in the next few

    I was just shocked at the price of the restraints bought new.

    Anne, Feb 12, 2004
  7. Anne

    Bob Shuman Guest

    Good luck in your Junk Yard search! One word of warning though. Be
    prepared to lose considerable rear window visibility when you install the
    rear head restraints. This was the first thing I noticed when we traded in
    our older Grand Caravan for the '99 T&C. It really forced me to use the side
    rear view mirrors a lot more than previously.

    Bob Shuman, Feb 12, 2004
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