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    So, how are the standard seats?

    I'm trying to narrow down some option choices.

    I'm sure everyone with the Adaptive Seats is happy with their choice. I was wondering if anyone has significant seat time in both the Adaptive Sport Seats and the standard seats?

    How do they compare in terms of support, comfort, etc.? Do you consider adaptive seats a "must-have" option, or mainly if you wil track the car?


    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    I consider the adaptive seats a MUST have. Its rather comfortable and can easily be adapted to your needs. Gives good support for those tracking sessions.

    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    Same here, they are the best all around seats available IMO.


    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    Got A.S.S. in my 997S

    They are great. I drive for an hour or so, get to where I'm going and just sit in the car and enjoy the view; no need to get out of the car and stretch.

    They have all the adjustments which are great for small moves along the way. Instead of shifting your rear end, you just make minute changes to the seat.

    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    Am I the only one who thinks that the already the standard seats are very good?

    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    Your original question was if someone could compare the two rather than asking just about ASS.

    I wouldn't say that I have had extensive seat time with standard seats but I have tried them during a test drive. Being honest, I'm slightly overweight so I found the standard seats not that comfortable. They don't provide much support to one's shoulders IMO. By contrast, the adaptive seats can accommodate 'bigger framed' people (like me! ) but they can be adjusted to 'squeeze' inwards too so smaller/slimmer people can feel just as snug too. It's wonderful. Everyone IMO can feel comfortable with them.

    My wife is petite so she was comfortable with both. So really the ASS help more IMO if you are a bit larger overall. (I like to say I enjoy good food/drink a bit more!! )

    Cost-wise, they are quite pricey but if you can stretch that far, you won't regret it IMO.

    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    Thanks, everyone.

    You talked me into it

    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    easy_rider911 said:
    really the ASS help more IMO if you are a bit larger overall.

    I agree and have made the same point many times before.

    Full disclosure: I'm 6'4"

    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    At only 1100$ it's a bargain option, same thing is almost 4k on a 997.

    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    BTW, the 996/986 seats are NOT known for being great seats. They are good/ok but not great.

    Porsche made many well-engineered and well-advertised improvements to the 997 seats. BOTH seats are great (standard and ASS) in the 997.

    here's info. Check out the summary of features of each seat option in chart.

    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    I have the standard sport seats and I find them very comfortable, but adjustments would be nice.

    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    I ordered the ass but spent a bit of time with the standards and thought they were terrific...much improved over my old 996.

    Re: So, how are the standard seats?

    Yeah on my next one I will definitely get the adjustable.



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