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Old 02-19-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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And still no Recaros for the STi.



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Around the Autoblog campfire, the second-generation Cadillac CTS remains one of our favorite sedans of recent years. For one thing, the interior of the gen-two CTS is vastly better executed than the original. But like the Corvette, it has one weakness: The seats. They aren't terrible, just not great. That error has been rectified with news from Cadillac today that multi-adjustable power-actuated Recaro front seats are now available as an option. These same seats have been available in the supercharged CTS-V, but now buyers of the V6 sedan can get them as well.

At $2,800 the new seats don't come cheap, but you will definitely be hooked once you sit in them and start taking a few hard corners. Adjustable side bolsters and extendable seat cushions for those of us with long thighs allow these new thrones to fit any driver. Frankly, we'd love to seem them installed in the Corvette ZR1 as well, but the engineers tell us they are a bit too wide for the C6. When the two-door, fast-back CTS coupe goes on sale this summer, these same seats will also be available in both the V6- and LSA-powered variants. Unfortunately, those who opt for the extra cargo space of the Sportwagon will have to make do with the standard seats.

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Cadillac CTS gets Recaro seats just like V model — Autoblog

Too bad you can't spec CTS Sportwagon with these.

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Old 02-19-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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Wow, $2800!
But they are sexy, and would complete any CTS-V nicely. I bet that grip your ass tight in a corner too.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:47 PM   #3
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:54 PM   #4
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Wow, $2800!
That's not out of line. I paid $2200 for the Recaro Sports in my STI, and they're just the basic cloth upholstered model. Trim them up with a bit of leather and the price goes up quickly.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:42 PM   #5
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Hmmm... I wonder if these fit in my GXP.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:59 PM   #6
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Hmmm... I wonder if these fit in my GXP.
Do you find the stock seat in your GXP a tad snug at your thighs?

I am a small guy, 5'10'' 155lbs, and my GT's seats aren't very comfortable.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:03 PM   #7
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As long as a seat is comfortable, I couldn't care less who makes it.
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:29 AM   #8
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You are griping that Subaru is not putting $2500 seats in the car? Put them in yourself. How hard could it be? Not everybody wants to spend that much on seats. Next you will want Subaru to put on some $2500 wheels for you.
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:13 AM   #9
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no, but it'd be nice to have the option to order them.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:14 AM   #10
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You are griping that Subaru is not putting $2500 seats in the car? Put them in yourself. How hard could it be? Not everybody wants to spend that much on seats. Next you will want Subaru to put on some $2500 wheels for you.
They don't have to be $2500, the ones in the CTS-V are leather, and 8-million way adjustable. We don't need that in an STI, but seats that don't suck terribly would be nice.

The fact that I want to rip the seats out of my STi and put in seats from an older, "lower level" model (bugeye WRX seats to be specific) should tell Subaru something about how terrible they are.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:26 AM   #11
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They don't have to be $2500, the ones in the CTS-V are leather, and 8-million way adjustable. We don't need that in an STI, but seats that don't suck terribly would be nice.

The fact that I want to rip the seats out of my STi and put in seats from an older, "lower level" model (bugeye WRX seats to be specific) should tell Subaru something about how terrible they are.
This is true, my 2010 GTI has very nice supportive seats (non-leather) and I doubt they cost a penny more to produce than a Subaru equivalent.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:26 AM   #12
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This is true, my 2010 GTI has very nice supportive seats (non-leather) and I doubt they cost a penny more to produce than a Subaru equivalent.
Exactly, they don't need to be some super expensive name brand like Recaro or Sparco, they just need to not suck.

Subaru knows how to make a good seat, they've done it in the past. They just need to get their act together.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:07 PM   #13
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Those are very nice.

+1 for the bugeye having the best seats for usdm Imprezas.

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Old 02-20-2010, 01:16 PM   #14
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^^That's what really kills me; the seats in my bugeye are excellent yet Subaru went backwards in later models. Good job encouraging me to not buy a new Subaru!
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:23 PM   #15
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I sat in the heated, leather Recaro seats that come in the Evo X Touring and they were amazing. Come on Subaru...even the Lancer Ralliart has Recaros!
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:32 PM   #16
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Do you find the stock seat in your GXP a tad snug at your thighs?

I am a small guy, 5'10'' 155lbs, and my GT's seats aren't very comfortable.
I think it's exact for me but I can see it maybe bothering me in the near future (weight lifting)
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:22 PM   #17
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What is BS is the seasts should not cost 2800 dollars unless the delta cost between the stock seats and the recaros is 2800 dollars. If I paid 2800 bucks for these seats, then I want the stock seats that I paid for already as well. (never going to happen, but options should only cost the delta, and if its the whole cost, then give me my stock parts.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:04 PM   #18
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Beautiful seats. Cost more than some people's living room furniture, lol.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:15 PM   #19
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For the cost of the STI, it should have something of quality.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:43 AM   #20
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I dunno, maybe I came from a history of REALLY bad seats, but I find the seats in my 08 quite nice . . . .

On a side note, I recently flew American Airlines from DFW to Detroit and noticed that the seats were made by Recaro
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What is BS is the seasts should not cost 2800 dollars unless the delta cost between the stock seats and the recaros is 2800 dollars. If I paid 2800 bucks for these seats, then I want the stock seats that I paid for already as well. (never going to happen, but options should only cost the delta, and if its the whole cost, then give me my stock parts.
another one of those part swapping cost logic
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:46 AM   #22
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2800 is cheap consider some used or 10 yr old rx7 / nsx carbonfiber seats cost at least that
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:48 AM   #23
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I would definitely pay that much for supportive, comfortable seats with 8 million adjustments as mentioned by another poster. Seriously, I have a long commute with a lot of stop and go traffic and the stock LGT seats are ok, but I would without a doubt pay a premium for the kind of seats mentioned above.

My brother has a BMW 7 series with 16 way adjustments and I LOVE those seats and would happily paid $2500 or more for them.

Comparing $2500 seats to $2500 wheels is not a fair comparison. Wheels, among many other aftermarket bits, can be easily switched out. Seats are more difficult due to many are integrated into the car's electronics. Sure, anyone can drop in a manually adjusted racing seats, but finding a set of 16 way adjustables that's integrated with the OEM interior is much more difficult.

In addition, if the seats are optional,, what's the opposition?
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You are griping that Subaru is not putting $2500 seats in the car? Put them in yourself. How hard could it be? Not everybody wants to spend that much on seats. Next you will want Subaru to put on some $2500 wheels for you.
Putting in good aftermarket seats with side airbags and (more importantly) a front passenger weight sensor is pretty damn hard.

That said, the current STI seats are extremely underrated by a lot of people who've never lived with them.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:56 AM   #25
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Those Recaros must weigh 75 lbs each. They're fine for use in a tacky American luxury brand for which weight is never a consideration.
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