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12-10-2012 01:32 PM
lddavis I think there's no adjustable lumbar in the ST seats. Pre-production models had 8-way Recaros with lumbar and extensible thigh support, but the production car has 6-way seats. Had to cut something to meet a price target, I guess.

Of the dislikes I've seen, most seem to involve the width of the side bolsters, rather than the seats.

I'm even shorter and heavier, and certainly wouldn't describe the seats as "painful". The seat's deeper than I was used to. But I don't find it uncomfortable -- just unusual on first acquaintance. Seemed pretty normal after a few drives, and I like not sliding around the way you do on a flat, wide, seat. Jury's still out on long endurance drives, where the lumbar support might become more important.
12-10-2012 01:31 AM
mustangsvo85 I went to the LA auto show today to play with the new ST's. I'm a big guy, 6'3" and 260lbs, the seats in the Focus ST HURT. They definitely aren't for fat people. I was frantically searching for some kind of lumbar adjustment but I found nothing to relieve the pain. This really saddens me, but the regular Models are still cozy so the experience justifies me settling for a more basic model. The Fiesta ST's weren't open so I couldn't see if it was just as bad as the focus ST. Granted I'm a big dude shopping for little fords, I still wish the seats were wider. Even my SVO recaro seats were super cozy, and that was engineered in 1984.
12-02-2012 04:04 PM
GoldenHour my buddy checked out the ST and he didn't like the seats either. he came home with a black infinity G37 instead.
12-02-2012 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by Seriously Focused View Post
You have to careful with your comments, there are a lot of very sensitive boys here that offend rather easily.
I'm starting to notice that.
12-02-2012 07:44 AM
Seriously Focused
Originally Posted by bassmobile View Post
i made a simple comment that the st seats are not for me and you had to make a out-of-line comment. Do us a favor and go troll another thread.

12-02-2012 07:41 AM
Seriously Focused
Originally Posted by flyboyike View Post
Got it, thanks. A side note to Casey the Hedgehog: what do the rules say about name-calling? How is that looked upon vis-a-vis adding to the conversation?

You have to careful with your comments, there are a lot of very sensitive boys here that offend rather easily.
12-01-2012 02:09 PM
MyThIc3LiTe I'm 6' 1", fat and I never found issue with them at all.

They have this sort of break in period, all of 5 minutes.

Then they just feel awesome.

These are not your average grade crap box frames with mediocre bolstering. Of course if all you've ever owned is a wide seat with littler support you'll find these weird.
12-01-2012 11:48 AM
bawxcar I'll throw in $500 and my black leathers from my 2012 for some recaros. ;-)
12-01-2012 11:41 AM
Originally Posted by mac.mogul View Post
How much seat time have you had in the ST Recaros?

They are "uncomfortable" for the first 5-10 minutes but once you're driving around in them, its almost like they're not there. Super supportive. I want one for an office chair.
Agreed. And I find that surprising as I'm 5' 10" 180 lb and think they're GREAT! I too have over wide shoulders. I get in my Mustang now and think the seats are horrible ans sloppy.
12-01-2012 11:38 AM
Originally Posted by Sonic_HedgeHog View Post
I've heard the ST3 seats are a tad tighter due to all that goodness under the leather
Yeah that's unlikely, the seat heater pads don't take up that much room and they would just have compressed or removed enough foam to keep them at the same height. thickness as the ST2 seat, also the power seat track is mostly in the frame mechanism which would not take up more space. So why would anyone think they were tighter beyond fractions of a millimeter at the most is beyond me.
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