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    As some of you may have noticed from posts on here, I've been suffering from discomfort in my Vec Elegance since I bought it in January.

    I was at a VX dealers the other day and took the opportunity to take a seat in a brand new Vec (pretty basic model, standard seats) and found it much more comfortable than mine. The seat cushion seemed much firmer than mine and I began wondering if my car had been owned by a very big bloke before I got it. It's only got 30k on it so would be quite surprised if my problems were due to wear. Anyone else noticed their seat getting very soft and spongy?

    My car has the soft velour unholstery but the one in the showroom had a much harder, thiner material. Anyone else find their seat too soft with the velour?

    Finally, anyone got any ideas whether VX will sell me a replacement foam seat cushion? I thought about swapping from the passenger seat, but it's a slightly different shape so it seems a new one is the only real option.

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    Have you thought of after market seat supports.Halfords have quite a few ranging from lumbar supports to full seat cushions.Worth having a look

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    could you maybe get a new set of seats from a breakers, then they would all match, then stick yours on ebay to recoupe most of the costs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNS View Post
    Finally, anyone got any ideas whether VX will sell me a replacement foam seat cushion? I thought about swapping from the passenger seat, but it's a slightly different shape so it seems a new one is the only real option.
    Yes, you can buy them new from the dealers. I'll get a part number for you.....

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    Hi, I also suffer from a soft drivers seat, I have a 06 Design estate, I'm thinking of upgrading to the leather if I can find some 2nd hand. Please let me know if anyone managed to sort theirs out. Regards...Simon

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    Got an interesting bit of info from the dealers the other day...

    Phoned up to ask about ordering a new cushion was told that the Elegance had been intentionally fitted with softer seats to improve comfort. Personally I prefer a harder one so I was told that I could simply order one for a lower spec car.

    This certainly seems to answer my prayers and explain why I'm comfy in any vec other than mine!

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    It looks like there are three types of seat base - one with no specific name, the Sports one (SRi type seats) and Deluxe - which I assume is what in the Elite. The Elite has side bolsters, with the Sports one being even more shaped. I'm assuming your Elegance seat has no side bolsters at all? - that's what the diagram seems to indicate.

    I wonder if the Elite seat is a bit firmer than the Elegance then? I've never driven an Elegance to be able to compare.

    It looks like the Elite one would be interchangeable - the Sport one doesn't seem to be as it's a different seat frame. Only problem is I can't see a RH-RHD part number for those! - everything else but!

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    Anyone care to post some pics of their seats so I can compare?

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    i make the seats for vauxhalls, we use to do the vectra c but only make the mk5 astra now,
    i can speak to a few lads in work and try get one sent over from germany,
    thing is as duncan said (didnt you have trouble with your memory seats? over on vec sport?) there is 3 different types (actually 4, but the 4th wont show up as it was very very limited edition) because of the different types of foam the covers were made to fit, so you cant just swap the cover from yours and put them on a sport foam,

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    my sri seats

    £400 and there yours lol
    Last edited by mooney; 31st October 2007 at 17:29.

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