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Old 10-11-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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ST Base Model Seats?

Does anybody have a picture of the ST base model seats? Are they the same seats offered in a regular Focus like the SEL?


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Old 10-11-2012, 09:37 AM   #2
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These are kind of drab - too much like the lower-level regular cars...the ST2 Recaros are so much nicer. With so much black on the console/center stack + manual A/C controls, it reminds me of the S model.

For me, it would have to be an ST2 or nothing.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:17 PM   #4
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Those are the sport seats from the '12 SE sport package and yes,not as exciting as the Recaros but they really aren't too bad of seats.
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Only reason I ask is because although the Recaro's "look" awesome to me in the pictures... once I sat in them, I knew I couldn't live with them for a daily driver. The bolstering is so aggresive, I felt very uncomforatble in them.

Those seats don't look terrible, I'd be happy with that. However, it sucks you're basically stuck with NO options at that point. Only other option would be to get the ST2 or ST3 package, and swap seats + cash with somebody that wants them.
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Only reason I ask is because although the Recaro's "look" awesome to me in the pictures... once I sat in them, I knew I couldn't live with them for a daily driver. The bolstering is so aggresive, I felt very uncomforatble in them.

Those seats don't look terrible, I'd be happy with that. However, it sucks you're basically stuck with NO options at that point. Only other option would be to get the ST2 or ST3 package, and swap seats + cash with somebody that wants them.
The ST2+ seats are so aggressively bolstered, they literally jab into the middle of my shoulders! The seats in my SE Sport are close to perfect for me, so I'd have to go the same route as you with a seat swap since they don't allow any real choice in options.

It's bad that I'm going to consider other cars simply because I can't have base seats, navi, and HIDs without Frankensteining options..
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:35 AM   #7
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Only reason I ask is because although the Recaro's "look" awesome to me in the pictures... once I sat in them, I knew I couldn't live with them for a daily driver. The bolstering is so aggresive, I felt very uncomforatble in them.
Earlier this year, I sat in a proto ST3 and the seats were nice and snug for me (6'0", 165 lbs).

I realized then that those Recaros are definitely not for everyone.

I would imagine that those looking at an ST would have to consider their passengers as well. Even if the driver were comfortable, the passenger might be miserable after a while.
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Only reason I ask is because although the Recaro's "look" awesome to me in the pictures... once I sat in them, I knew I couldn't live with them for a daily driver. The bolstering is so aggresive, I felt very uncomforatble in them.
I've got the black and blues in my ST2. Best looking seats I've ever owned. Too bad the comfort isn't commensurate with their looks! I'm 6' 2" and weigh 175lbs, so I'm not exactly the "incredible bulk". The Recaros are too bleeping tight from my hips to 2/3 of the way to my knees, The backs on the seats fit just fine. I've been told the thigh bolsters can be bent in or out (guess which way I'll be bending mine), if you take the seats out of the car and remove the covers/padding. I'm looking to find out if that's true; once the weather here warms up more.

The seats in the 2012 Focus SE/Sport, I traded in on the ST were more comfortable (due to the ST's overly tight thigh bolsters).
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I'll swap anyone who want my '12 SE Sport seats for their ST2 Recaros ;)
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The ST2 seats will soon end up in my mk1... I love those seats!


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