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My driver's seat started creaking when cornering after about 25K miles. (I've got an '05 S60R and drive very low miles each year.) I'm guessing it is the 4 trips to the track and my general driving style that did it. The only way I've figured out how to make it go away is spray some silicon lubricant arbitrarily where I hear the noise coming from until it went away but that only lasts 2 or 3 months before I need to lube it again. Wish I knew what needs to be tightened but looking at the seat, I really couldn't find many things I could get a wrench on. It's coming from the highlighted area in the photo. The place that works when I spray it is on the left side of that spool thing on the outer edge where it appears it is slightly bent. I've never done anything to the seat or car that would have damaged the seat and I only weigh 185. Guess I need to just keep spraying it. Was hoping someone else had the same problem and solved it?<p><br>As a side note, my warranty just expired (due to 4 years passed, not due to mileage) Was considering the extended warranty but after research decided against it as I don't plan on keeping the car much longer and the car has only 35K miles on it. But maybe I should have got it anyway for resale value purposes since I sell my cars in addition to trading them in (whichever nets the most.) <p>What I wanted to say was I haven't been to this forum in a long long time and when I look at the first couple of pages of subject lines I get this pit in my stomach looking at all the "problem threads" Don't get me wrong, I love my R. It makes up for its shortcomings by being so rarely seen on the road. But my car instinct tells me this isn't a good car to keep past about 50K miles judging from all the problems I've read about now and in my past visits. I'm eyeballing maybe a used 330xi with < 8K miles - probably can get one in the low 40's. A lot of these Euro brands are so overpriced though. Much better bang for the buck with an Acura, Lexus, or Infinity. To bad the new AWD TL is BUTT UGLY (especially from behind). I drove a TL-S before I bought the R. Great car. The new Audi S4 is sounding good but it won't be cheap. Wish Chrysler, GM, or Ford made an AWD sport Sedan or Coupe as could probably get one dirt cheap and could brag that I was supporting American Car Workers for once.<p>That Cadillac CTS-V sounds great (beat the M5 at the track and gets better mileage) but only RWD. Maybe I'd be happy with a CTS-4 if there are some aftermarket upgrades? Although I probably wouldn't be happy with it until after adding 100HP, bigger breaks, and stiffer suspension. Sounds like I need a sports car and a sedan.<p><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.crist.com/Temp/volvo_seat.jpg" BORDER="0">
 
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