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    Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

    As per the title,

    Are the sport seats in the A3 made by recaro?

    I know the S3 has recaro seats but I saw this leon cupra on ebay and the recaro seats in it look awfully familiar to those in my A3 sport just without the recaro badge

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SEAT-LEON-CUPRA-R-...1QQcmdZViewItem

    Anyone?

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

    Yes i agree, they are exactly the same, from what i was told these seats are Recaro's like u say just without the badge! and they are very comfortable and how u in well, esp when u zapp the elecy button to full stiffness, pulls ya back right in.

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

    man, i had no idea a SEAT looked so nasty inside. They have managed to take all the VAG bits, paint them red, and somehow create a pile.

    I had a lot of time for these cars based on their mean exterior, but that hideous usage of the 'R' on the steering wheel was the last straw...

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

    The earlier a3 "sport" seats are not recaro.

    But the later ones are I believe. If you have the "dip" in the back rest where the head rest slots into then these should be recaros.

    Golfs also have these later type seats.

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

    I don't remember my 98 A3 sport having anywhere as decent seats as the facelifted ones, but maybe wrong.

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

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    I don't remember my 98 A3 sport having anywhere as decent seats as the facelifted ones, but maybe wrong.

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    I agree. I have the older "sport" seats and I don't like them.

    I'm thinking about selling my front leather seats to fund a set of TT or later type as there seem to be a fair few on ebay.

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

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    I don't remember my 98 A3 sport having anywhere as decent seats as the facelifted ones, but maybe wrong.

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    I agree. I have the older "sport" seats and I don't like them.

    I'm thinking about selling my front leather seats to fund a set of TT or later type as there seem to be a fair few on ebay.

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    Will the TT seats fit the A3? As there seem to be loads of them available, but the S3 ones are few and far between and expensive.

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

    I have these later style seats and think they are great - holds u in when spinning on roundabouts and very comfy on longer drives too
    they look exactly the same as the LCR ones above but no recaro badge

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

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    Will the TT seats fit the A3? As there seem to be loads of them available, but the S3 ones are few and far between and expensive.

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    I'm going to do a bit of research on this one.

    I'll let you know what I find out, unless someone knows already.

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

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    Will the TT seats fit the A3? As there seem to be loads of them available, but the S3 ones are few and far between and expensive.

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    there are loads of them as there not very good

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

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    Will the TT seats fit the A3? As there seem to be loads of them available, but the S3 ones are few and far between and expensive.

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    I'm going to do a bit of research on this one.

    I'll let you know what I find out, unless someone knows already.

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    Cheers, but by the looks of it Fingermouse has answered why people don't want the TT seats.

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

    Also found out that they aren't a straight fit. The runners are different apparently.

    I think I'll just keep an eye out for facelift jobbies, or MK4 golf leather items as they will fit okay.

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    Re: Are the A3 sport seats made by recaro ????

    Thanks for all the responses guys,

    I should have pointed out that I've got a 52 plate TDI sport - with recaro's no less!!! - woohoo!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/MexWave.gif[/img]

    IMO - They are great, really comfy and do hold you in place extremely well.

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