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    View Poll Results: How do you feel about the seats in your CC?

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    Thread: CC Seats, Are They comfortable?

    1. Geriatric Member Aonarch's Avatar
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      11-23-2011 09:38 PM #1
      Ok guys, I know that we have discussed this before, but I am joining the other side of the argument. After driving a bunch over Thanksgiving holidays; I now absolutely hate the seats in my CC... After a 6 hour car ride I had to turn on the seat heater to calm my lower back down. Yes I tried adjusting, but it just isn't enough. My belief is that the rear seat portion is too "deep" causing your lower back to scrunch up, which is my case. My lower back is now killing me. I drove my CC for 30 minutes today and I had to switch cars, back to my MKVI, problem solved, no more back pain while driving. I until recently used to drive over 8 hours a day and I am used to driving in Humvee's as well. I don't complain about comfort much, but pain is a different thing.

      Car is gone in January...

      I know that is rash, but I am "rearranging" my garage.

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      What do you gives think about the seats? Comfy, good enough, or plain painful?
      Last edited by Aonarch; 11-23-2011 at 09:40 PM.
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    2. 11-23-2011 09:40 PM #2
      Don't own one but my ma has one that I've been in a bunch. I really like the seats over my GTI

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      11-23-2011 09:41 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by I'mbringingstaticback View Post
      Don't own one but my ma has one that I've been in a bunch. I really like the seats over my GTI
      What year GTI? My GTI seats are amazing.
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      11-23-2011 10:04 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post

      Car is gone in January...
      Bet I'm out before you....Not the seats as much as my creaks and rattles. I already have the new car .
      I'm indifferent. Even with leather and cooling, they are not that great. The cooling function does almost nothing. The bottom bolsters are too deep for most people. When I have to take my mom to the doctor (78 years old) or my FIL (91 years old) they both complain how hard it is to get in an out because of the bolster combined with the radical roofline.
      I never had any problems with the R32 seats. The CC seats must be different.
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    5. 11-23-2011 10:06 PM #5
      2011gti

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      11-24-2011 08:11 AM #6
      Im fat so dunno if that matters but after sitting for extended periods of time the side of my hip.really begins to hurt I think its the side bolsters. Basically if you arent 120 lbs the seats dont fit right
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      11-24-2011 10:30 AM #7
      I like it better vs MB C300, Audi A3 and BMW 325..
      What I like most in our seat is the lumbar adjustments.

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      11-24-2011 12:11 PM #8
      I'm 58 years old, over 6 ft tall and approximately 250 lbs. I love to drive.

      Within a month of purchasing my new 2010 CC Sport, I drove it from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles, California - sticking closely to the Oregon and California coasts.

      Five days later, I drove it back home ... mostly straight up the I5. Except for 5 hours in a hotel room, and stopping to eat and for gas, that part of the trip was more than 20 hours straight driving.

      My previous cars were - a VW Jetta, an Acura Legend, and a Mercedes Coupe.

      The seats in the CC are as excellent. In my consideration they are perfectly comfortable.

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      11-24-2011 12:26 PM #9
      I drove 9 hours in mine this week, which is the longest I have ever driven the car. The seats are a little firm but honestly they are one of my favorite parts of the car.

      Happy Thanksgiving all

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      11-24-2011 01:07 PM #10
      Some of the most comfortable seats I've ever sat in (or driven in). The only negative for me is the breathability of the leatherette.

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      11-24-2011 02:02 PM #11
      I like the seats a lot. They are very firm, and they get VERY hot in the sun. But, I find them to be the perfect shape for me. I'm 5'11" 175lbs.

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      11-24-2011 02:07 PM #12
      I have a history of back problems and I have had no problem at all with the CC seats, in fact the adjustable lumbar gives me great support just where I need it.

    13. 11-24-2011 02:09 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Corgidog View Post
      I have a history of back problems and I have had no problem at all with the CC seats, in fact the adjustable lumbar gives me great support just where I need it.
      back problems suck L5 S1 issues here

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      11-24-2011 05:49 PM #14
      I drove from Long Island to Montreal in my CC (7 hour drive). It was very uncomfortable, I constantly switched position and the pain was rather on my cheeks than lower back lol. As a daily commuter there's no problem but long drive kills when driving the CC. Which is why we use my wife's Jeep for drives over 1 hour.

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      11-24-2011 06:06 PM #15
      I am exactly the same size as Poprocks and I too think the seats are firm yet very comfortable due to their form fitting shape.

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      11-25-2011 12:42 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Sammzway View Post
      I drove from Long Island to Montreal in my CC (7 hour drive). It was very uncomfortable, I constantly switched position and the pain was rather on my cheeks than lower back lol. As a daily commuter there's no problem but long drive kills when driving the CC. Which is why we use my wife's Jeep for drives over 1 hour.

      Aonarch Is your lease up in January? What's the next ride?
      No I still have 2 years on my lease. I won't be upside down though, especially with the 'rental reimbursement' that is apart of the VW leasing program. Basically you sell it, or buy it early they refund a grand or so.

      I have a ton of cars and I want to rearrange the stable.

      2002 Mazda Miata LS (track build in progress), 1995 Nissan 240SX (track), 2011 VW Golf (Wife), 1996 Izusu Trooper (Winter Beater), 2009 Nissan 350Z vert (Wife)...

      Now I want a 2011 RX-8 or just a V8 4Runner previous gen, not the new bloated model.

      I am 6'2" 185 lbs, and used to the good, the bad, and the ugly as far as seats go.
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      11-25-2011 10:30 AM #17
      I agree with the seats...
      Now i am thinking why didnt I check the seats n think abt the comfort...
      I havent driven too long yet but there r few thing I have to say...
      I am 6'1" but while sitting I have to duck in n out and I always hit the steering wheel if I m too fast and I have to be careful because on the 2nd week of my purchase I had a back sprain because I ducked in too fast hitting my head and then the steering wheel.
      When in a drive thru I have to duck my head to see properly specially while depositing thru an ATM (feel like an ostrich).
      If i lower the seat I feel I am sitting in a pot hole if I up the headliner brushes my head (dont need to comb my hair though)
      I lived in Europe for 7 yrs and Germans are much taller so I wonder how do they fit in
      Same with the passenger side I am always worried when my father sits there.
      I think the problem here the roof is too low or the front doors are not long enough.
      One thing is sure they messed up R&D on the drive seats.

      Though I might transfer this car to my brother and get a 2012 Volvo S60T5 or T6

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      11-25-2011 11:37 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Tucci, I want a New car!
      Ok, which one you want?

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      11-25-2011 11:41 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by idesi1 View Post
      I agree with the seats...
      Now i am thinking why didnt I check the seats n think abt the comfort...
      I havent driven too long yet but there r few thing I have to say...
      I am 6'1" but while sitting I have to duck in n out and I always hit the steering wheel if I m too fast and I have to be careful because on the 2nd week of my purchase I had a back sprain because I ducked in too fast hitting my head and then the steering wheel.
      When in a drive thru I have to duck my head to see properly specially while depositing thru an ATM (feel like an ostrich).
      If i lower the seat I feel I am sitting in a pot hole if I up the headliner brushes my head (dont need to comb my hair though)
      I lived in Europe for 7 yrs and Germans are much taller so I wonder how do they fit in
      Same with the passenger side I am always worried when my father sits there.
      I think the problem here the roof is too low or the front doors are not long enough.
      One thing is sure they messed up R&D on the drive seats.

      Though I might transfer this car to my brother and get a 2012 Volvo S60T5 or T6
      6' 1" isn't that tall... do you have the seat all the way up or something??? I'm 6' and I fit fine.

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      11-25-2011 12:49 PM #20
      I don't care for them much. I'm not a big guy and I feel cramped in them. The side bolsters on the bottom portion of the seat give no room to stretch out. I find them most uncomfortable for longer drives.

      Other than the seats I like the car.

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      11-25-2011 01:39 PM #21
      To all you guys complaining about pain, have you deinflated the lumbar support? Works for me. (Even the slightest inflation of the lumber supports brings me pain)

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      11-25-2011 01:52 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Tucci View Post
      Ok, which one you want?
      Lol... Might buy something cash, used cheaper.

      But... My Dad might be stopping your way for a TDI Touareg. Either that or a Porsche 911.

      If he does go with a Touareg I'll send him your way.
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      11-25-2011 03:57 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Gl@re View Post
      6' 1" isn't that tall... do you have the seat all the way up or something??? I'm 6' and I fit fine.
      I'm 6'1 too, have the seat height set probably in the middle of the range of adjustment and I've never had a problem with the headroom.
      After I bought my CC I read a few reviews that mentioned concerns about the "reduced" headroom, which got me thinking, so I measured the gap between the top of my head and the headliner using my hand. It's exactly the width of my hand, from index knuckle to pinkie knuckle - so about 4"?

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      11-25-2011 06:10 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by 10CC View Post
      I'm 6'1 too, have the seat height set probably in the middle of the range of adjustment and I've never had a problem with the headroom.
      After I bought my CC I read a few reviews that mentioned concerns about the "reduced" headroom, which got me thinking, so I measured the gap between the top of my head and the headliner using my hand. It's exactly the width of my hand, from index knuckle to pinkie knuckle - so about 4"?
      General rule of thumb is to set the seat height so you have at least one fist between you and the headliner. This obviously doesn't apply for every car since some have monstrous head room and some (Miata) do not.
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      11-25-2011 07:11 PM #25
      I just got a new CLK550 with the optional seats and it has this controller on the side of the seats that makes the seat super adjustable. Two lumbar adjustments, seat bottom depth and side bolster depth. The VW seats are not even in the same league....

      I asked my wife if she wanted the CC and she said no because her hair hits the headrest when she has it "up" and...... it squeaks and rattles too much! (and she has a Beetle 'vert, so that's sayin somethin")

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