Sports Seats Discomfort

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UKtekkie
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Astra Model: SRi Nav 1.4T
Astra Options: Intellilux, Parking, Winter, Sunroof, AGR, Climate
Astra Colour: Red
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Re: Sports Seats Discomfort

Post by UKtekkie » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:24 am

I have the AGR driver’s seat but the standard sport passenger seat. I find them both very comfortable BUT my wife finds them too narrow. She’s average height and not overweight but has wide hips. Most woman have wider hips than men for obvious reasons and she finds the seats really uncomfortable for long journeys.

I’ll definitely go for standard rather than sports seats next time.
Red Astra SRi Nav 1.4i (150) with Intellilux, Parking Pack, Sunroof, Climate Control, Winter Pack, AGR seat.


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Crosseyxpower
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Astra Model: Sri nav
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Location: South Wales

Re: Sports Seats Discomfort

Post by Crosseyxpower » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:12 pm

I bought one of these for £7 to help with the lumbar support.

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The_Milkman
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Re: Sports Seats Discomfort

Post by The_Milkman » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:53 pm

Hi.

I bought my 66 plate Astra Sri a couple of months ago and have been experiencing back pain ever since. Love the car, but the support from the seats is awful. There's just not enough lumbar support and the whole seat I find rather too soft. I've not suffered from back pain since the late 90s and have had several cars since (Renault 5, Lotus Esprit, Ford Focus, Mazda 3), so when buying I didn't pay any attention to how supportive the seat was (thinking I was free of back problems), but am regretting it now.

I am currently experimenting with various back pain aids to try and solve the problem, which I don't really like to do (e.g. the wedge cushion I'm using, although pretty slim, lifts me up out of the bolsters, which is a pain when going round corners fast - "damn you "sport mode" :D

Just left a message with Bellingers of Didcot to ask if retrofitting an AGR seat is do-able. Will post back when I hear. I suspect the cost will be prohibitive, but you never know....


nsanderson
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Astra Model: 1.6T SRi 200 Nav
Astra Options: AGR seat, winter pack,parking sensors, spare wheel
Astra Colour: Power Red

Re: Sports Seats Discomfort

Post by nsanderson » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:14 pm

The SRi seats are better than the normal ones but take a bit of getting right. That said, I don't think they're as comfy as the J, H or G seats in my opinion, lacking dedicated lumbar bolstering/adjustments.
The AGR seats with the 4 way lumbar and seat tilt are definitely better though and well worth it if you can find one - wonder if you can get a continental one fitted to the passenger seat?.
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The_Milkman
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Re: Sports Seats Discomfort

Post by The_Milkman » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:43 am

Bellingers came back with a rough estimate of "at least a grand". So that's that off the table then :(

It seems that it is possible to have inflatable lumbar support added to your seats by various independent specialists though - I've been quoted £300 for that, which seems more reasonable.

I think I might experiment with a lumbar cushion to start with though, to see what combination of wedge and lumbar support I need to be pain free.

Really with I'd found a car with AGR seats to buy though...


ipettkov
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Re: Sports Seats Discomfort

Post by ipettkov » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:21 pm

Scotty_b wrote:I'm 6'5 and they are on the floor and tilted back and I find the great.
lol I'm 6'2 and when the seat is on its lowest my eyes are below the steering wheel. I got mine pumped up somewhere i. the middle. Pumping it up makes the pelvis go more horizontal and it works great for my comfort. Adjusting the tilt up until I stop sliding forward when breaking but not too much - because the neck starts hurting. Once I get it right I can sit there and drive all day. But man I wish I had the full electric ones with the memory function. It's pain in the ass until I get them right after someone in the carwash for instance has moved it or wiped the tilt button - a week goes by. I think the tilt angle is the most important setting of the seat.
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Re: Sports Seats Discomfort

Post by Boroboy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:13 pm

I suffer from an arthritic condition, which also effects my lower back. I too have issues with car seats generally. Takes my back months to adapt to a new car seat. 10 months on from buying my sri, I'm coping just about ok with the seat now, with a lot of adjusting. I find the seats a bit firm & also the suspension set up is also on the firmer side, fitting 16's has helped with that too.
I found my previous J Elite leather seats probably the most comfortable seats I've had.
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Re: Sports Seats Discomfort

Post by ipettkov » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:11 pm

I understand you very well. I bought a brand new toyota and sold it after eight months because of the seat! Caused me a lot of permanent pain. My back and neck doesn't like softer suspensions because of the swinging effect in corners. Firm is proper for me. Maybe yours likes the opposite. It's very important to find the right seat when you have heavy back problems. I changed a lot of office chairs and sofas. I barely sit ot sofas. Can't sit or sleep on soft surfaces. Pay attention to your steering wheel or height of the seat. If you pull it too much towards you that changes your whole posture. Or if you have to stand too straight in order to look at the traffic in the mirror. I found that readjusting the steering wheel's lenght or angle/height changes a lot! At first I used to pull it a lot towards me and found out that it puts a lot of pressure on my back since my upper body instinctively pulled away from it. Adjust everyrhing slowly and bit by bit and try to observe when the tention dissapears. It takes a lot of time. Try rotating the wheel while sitting and see if you have pain or tention. Try applying brake and then gas to see if you can do that without lifting your heel and if you can do it without having to move some parts of your upper body or twisting it a little.
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