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    Seat Choices?

    Hey guys,

    I was curious, do most of the 997s have some sort of power seat. Considering I will probably be the only person driving the car i have opted for the standard seats as the tilt being power is more then sufficient. However there is always that doubt in my mind whether or not I should add the power seats. Would the power seats be better for resale value? Any input from personal experience would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks
    ciao

    Re: Seat Choices?

    They probably would be slightly better. But, I'm sure the weight savings are nice and it's one less thing to go wrong. Bottom line is get what you think will work for you. My standard seats are great!!

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    so SrfCity you have a 997 with the standard seats? from your reply i can see that you have no problem with the manual seats and are quite happy with them. I just dont think there is that much value in the power seats for like 2100 cdn. also i find that the location of the memory buttons for the seats are in quite an awkward location, right by the knee.

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    I figure the thing is a GT. The seats should be as good and as comfortable as the furniture in your house. Considered that way you get _two_ extremely comfortable, electric, leather seats for approx $5K which is cheap! Get the adaptive seats because the lumbar (driver), tilting seat bottom, air bladders on sides. True, you'll probably set and forget them but there will be drives when you like a tiny change in one of the adjustments because you're feeling cramped.

    I'm sure standard seats will be fine too; you would NOT be bitching later about them. but money spent on comfort, safety and convenience is always money well-spent



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    I have the regular standard seats also and I am very pleased with them. I have been on two long rides with them and they are very comfortable. The back adjustment is electric so they are kinda of a 1/2 power seat.

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    porsche997 said:
    so SrfCity you have a 997 with the standard seats? from your reply i can see that you have no problem with the manual seats and are quite happy with them. I just dont think there is that much value in the power seats for like 2100 cdn. also i find that the location of the memory buttons for the seats are in quite an awkward location, right by the knee.



    Well, I didn't have much choice. The electric back is nice because when you want to do some spirited driving on twisty roads you can tilt it up more for better reach and turning. There seems to be adequate lumber support too. I'd just do standard.....besides, when that pesky neighbor bugs you to drive it you tell him that he can't because it's murder trying to get the seat adjusted back again

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    My last 911 ( 02 c2 coupe ) had the standard seats. I m the only driver and I can say its the only option I wish I had. On long drives, you cant safely move the seat when in motion and there are times when you need a little change as you pile on the miles. My next 911 will have power seats.

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    Hi Porsche 997,

    I deliberated over the seats like you are when choosing the spec for my 997S, I've had sport seats in my last two Porsches and they were OK but a little obstructive in the upper area (I'm quite a big chap!). In the end I went with the standard seats, I've had the car 9 days now and as far as I can tell I definitely made the right choice, they are very comfortable and have bolster support as good as my previous sports seats. I too am the 'only driver' so that made my choice easier, the back rest is the most important thing and thats electric. I got the seat where I wanted it on the first day of ownership and haven't touched it since, job done.

     
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