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Old 03-20-2005, 12:28 PM   #11
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I hope the remark about the Recaro seats having cheap leather is a joke?
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Old 03-20-2005, 12:38 PM   #12
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I absolutely love mine! I got mine used at 32,000 miles with still a little bit of warranty left! The only problem i've had so far is my upper radiatory hose blew out of nowhere when I was putting down my driveway in 1st gear. Got that fixed and nothing bad since!
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Old 03-20-2005, 01:56 PM   #13
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I bought mine w/ 30,000 miles on it, and I have only had two problems, my dsi cable broke, and my wheel was bent by a pothole, i didn't have to pay a dime for the cable, but i had to spen 150 bucks to get teh wheel machinned. Overall i love my car and I would still love it if I had more problems.
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Old 03-20-2005, 02:05 PM   #14
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My horn got flooded one day after it rained...

but it was quickly replaced...although since they had to do an order for my horn...i had to drive it around for a week with (at times) no horn...or a diseased sounding horn...

other then that...i, luckily, haven't encountered any problems
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Old 03-20-2005, 04:07 PM   #15
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lol i haven't had the horn problem sorry for laughing it kinda sounds funny however i did blow one of my fog lights cuz i drove thru a puddle
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Old 03-20-2005, 04:15 PM   #16
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I hope the remark about the Recaro seats having cheap leather is a joke?
I won't go into all the problems I've had with my car, I think everyone has covered already most of the things that have happened on mine, but I'm curious - is the leather on the Euro Package Recaros different from the leather used on the standard SVT seats? Cuz I would have to agree that my standard SVT seats have cheap leather. This is not the same quality leather you would find on a BMW, or Mercedes, or Cadillac. It's leather, yes, but not the best leather. It's hard and plasticky, not soft and supple like those cars.
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:43 AM   #17
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The Recaros are completely different from the stock SVT seats. They are very durable and are 100% leather, no cloth inserts.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:52 AM   #18
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I'd agree with Silver03SVT about the recaros, I've got a euro package, but if you're looking for soft supple mushy seats, the recaros aren't for you. They are comfortable but quite firm, the leather has some definite texture so you don't slide around. The great thing about them, surprise, is that they hold you VERY FIRMLY in place. Going around a cloverleaf or a tight corner, the seats lock you in, the only thing you _might_ have to do in extreme cornering is to push back against the steering wheel. Other than the firmness of the seats, the reacaros are quite comfortable, the heat option is very nice on cold days to keep you warm until the engine warms up.

The REAR seats ARE mushy, the padding is quite soft and the rear seat leather is smooth and slippery.
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You're completely misunterstanding what I meant by soft and supple - it has nothing to do with the seat's cushioning or ability to hold you in place, it is the quality of the leather itself. It's perfectly possible to have leather that is much softer and more luxurious while still having a firm sport seat.

I realize the Recaro seats have no cloth insert, my question was do the two seats have different GRADES of leather.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:17 PM   #20
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SVT4ME, the recaro seats have, IMHO, very high quality leather, the rear seat leather feels like vinyl but the recaros appear to be very high quality. No stickiness, no slop and they still smell nice.
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