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Old 09-11-2012, 10:15 AM   #11
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Since I'm a cyclist, I'm pretty skinny

so you if you weren't a cyclist you wouldn't be skinny ?

BTW i'm old and full figured and i find my leather seats to be very comfortable. the focus rides pretty smoothly for a small car and it's quiet like a big car which adds to my long distance comfort.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:43 AM   #12
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I've done 16k miles so far on the seats. They are one of the best things about the car. They look nice bc of the two tones, they breathe moisture off my back (and i'm pretty sweaty) and they are good for long long drives.

for reference i'm 6'1" and about 230. (need to go on a diet) :)

Seriously though, the seats are amazing. The car in general is really good.

except for the complaints*.

* DCT**

** DCT function is fine, but mine grinds and I just don't believe anyone who tells me a mechanical thing like that should grind.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:46 AM   #13
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except for the complaints*.

* DCT**

** DCT function is fine, but mine grinds and I just don't believe anyone who tells me a mechanical thing like that should grind.
Of course this would have to be mentioned in a thread about the sport seats.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:21 PM   #14
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Of course this would have to be mentioned in a thread about the sport seats.
My bad. Maybe if ford extended the transmission warranty or recalled them for making noises no car should make, I'd stop. I can guarantee that right now or in the recent past, someone at ford did a cost benefit analysis of whether they should do those things. I'm just trying to make it more costly to let it ride.

IE constant customer complaints outweigh the cost of fixing faulty parts.

Still though, I love the seats.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:36 PM   #15
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I love the seats in my car. I've been on two big trips in the last 2 months: one to the Outer Banks in NC in July (10 hours, 400 miles), and the other to Ohio in August (9 hours, 516 miles), and I was able to drive for hours with no numbness in my netherregions.

They're not quite the thrones found in the S60R (quite possibly the most comfortable seats I've ever sat in), but these seats are pretty damned good.

As far as lateral support goes, they could use a bit more bolstering, especially around the torso, but they aren't too bad. Since I'm a cyclist, I'm pretty skinny, so these seats don't hold my upper body in place the way I'd like them to. So, if the Recaros are too snug for you, these seats will probably be a good fit. The material is also pretty resilient - mine still look brand new after 10 months of ownership.
I'm a cyclist too, wish I had the problem of being skinny.

I moved from the leather sport seats in my 3 series to these and found the transition to be smooth. Much prefer the cloth to the leather. Bolstering is okay, but I suspect that once I hit the track in the car I'll be less than thrilled. 1st world problem, no doubt.

They look fine, and I am comfy with my 185lbs - in the seats anyways. Would prefer to lose another 10lbs though.

They are far from bench seats, though. Go get in a car with the seats and go for a ride. That will tell you all you need to know.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #16
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I love my seats as well. Ive taken a few long trips and find them very comfortable and they definitely breathe well. They are also fairly easy to clean and vacuum
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:06 PM   #17
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My big ass fits just fine in the sport seats. I like them
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:43 PM   #18
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I too love the seats. I am 6'2" 240 lbs and drive 35 miles each way to work. I like the firmness & material. I get hot easy but they don't bother me. My wife who is significantly smaller does not like them.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #19
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i traded my 2010 SES in on my 2012 SEL due to the fact that the seats in my 2010 were hurting my back so badly. The seats in my 2012 are sooooo much more comfortable. I no longer have back issues.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #20
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My seats are great; the fabric is grippy in the turns, they look good and, most important, they're very comfortable for my 6' 3", 185-pound frame.
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