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Does anyone know if the installation of sport seats would be feasable?

I have been checking out Recaro's, Corbeau and Cerullo. Pretty nice!!

Any Pros or Cons to doing something like this?

Thanks,

rd
 

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Re: Sport seats.. (RD)

Some cons to consider:

a) The standard seats in the C70 are the best I've ever come across. I regularly drive a 8.5hr, 550 mile journey with no pains or aches whatsoever. In fact, if I didn't have to stop for fuel after 400 miles, I wouldn't stop at all. I had to have a back operation a couple of years ago and if I didn't have Volvo seats I honestly don't think I would even contemplate the journey.

b) No bum-warmers (although depending on where you live that might not be that significant). It certainly makes winter mornings in the UK a bit less miserable.

c) No SIPS or WHIPS (and that would worry me).

[Modified by SG, 2:28 PM 11-2-2002]
 

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Re: Sport seats.. (RD)

if you intend to be racing the car thru corners and other twisties at high speeds, it may be worht your while.

but you loose a lot of the comforts of the volvo seats, which themselves are already very supportive

if you just want the look, and use your car as a daily driver.. its no real use. and as said before... i dunno about all the safety stuff that volvo has in it.
 

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Thanks for the input guys.

The main reason for my inquiry is the longevity of C70 seats. I agree they
feel unbelievable. My front driver seat is starting to get dark and broken
in like a nice pair of shoes.

What kind of longevity[years] can you expect with these seats? [ Lexoled once a month]

Recaro's Trend and Style are two models
that seem to blend luxury and sport.

What are the alternatives when our cars get 8 years and older?

New Aftermarket seats
New Volvo Seats
Re upholster the originals- What does something like that go for per seat?

Maybe when can gauge from cars like the P1800, etc

Thanks,

rd 99' c70 cpe
 

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Re: Sport seats.. (RD)

Reupholstery depends on the shop. You'd almost have to price around a few shops in your area. The cool thing though is that some of the better shops can do cool things like make your bolsters larger and use other fabrics like an Alcantara (synthetic suede).
 
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