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    Sport Adaptive Seats- Are they as good as they seem?

    I am considering changing my power seat order to the Sport
    Adaptive Seats. The initial cost hit me at first but now I think I want the best of both worlds. My 996 had the sport seats and I didn't like the lack of adjustment.

    Re: Sport Adaptive Seats- Are they as good as they seem?

    None of us are EXACTLY your shape! The best (and in reality only) way to decide is to sit in them all and choose the one you feel most comfortable in (and which you can afford). Everyone else's opinion will count for nothing if you are uncomfortable on a long journey, need lumbar adjustment or need side support in the twisties....

    For me, ASS are the only way to go.

    Re: Sport Adaptive Seats- Are they as good as they seem?

    I had a demo for the day, and i couldn';t get comfortable int hem at all - in fact after a few hours at the wheel i was in pain !.

    I tried all sorts with them and never got comfortable all day (6 hours in the chair).

    The sports seats of the 987 are much better than those in the 986/996, and everyone thats tried mine says the same.

    As has been said in similar threads many times, seatign is a very personal thing, and not everyone can get comfy in certain seat options.

    Re: Sport Adaptive Seats- Are they as good as they seem?

    The Sport Adaptive Seats is good if you don't drive long or like track day, than is say from a guy like me 5"5, if you are much taller and bigger, thsoe seats just make you want to out of the car ASAP.

    Re: Sport Adaptive Seats- Are they as good as they seem?

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    percymon said:
    I had a demo for the day, and i couldn';t get comfortable int hem at all - in fact after a few hours at the wheel i was in pain !.

    I tried all sorts with them and never got comfortable all day (6 hours in the chair).



    Can you tell me what exactly made them feel uncomfortable? I like sporty seats buy want some lumbar adjustment.

    Re: Sport Adaptive Seats- Are they as good as they seem?

    I had a dealer demonstrator for a day before i placed my own 987 order. That car had the sports adaptive seats - after no more than two hours driving i was in agony, with lower back ache. I took the car for a long drive on some of my favourite roads (which just so happen to be the ones the UK magazines regularly use for road tests) which meant at times i was pushing the car somewhat . I tried relaxing the side bolsters for 30 minutes, then tried tightening them but i couldn't get comfy at all. I'm not the smallest of guys (6'1", 190 lbs). I jumped straight back into my 986 at the end of that day (sports seats) and drove home, 40 minutes, with no issue.

    I've driven 600 miles in a single day in the sports seats of my current 987S with no aches or pains. I've also driven the same roads that i tried in the demonstrator in my own car (at even higher speeds) on several occassions and again had no problem.

    Perhaps the adaptive seats are just better suited to smaller people .

    There is also the issue in the UK that sports seats are $470 option, adaptive seats are $2800 . Its not a popular option over here, even on the 997 - i guess due to the price differential.


    My advice - spend a good few hours with a car with adaptive seats, on your favourite roads, if you are considering them.

     
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