I briefly took out a Sprint Blue S3 from my local dealer this afternoon that was fitted with bucket seats. I wanted to try them out to see if I should spec them on my new S3. I was most concerned to check out the lumbar support, as this had been a problem for me on other sports-type seats (including the Audi "Sports Comfort Seat" upon which standard S3 seats are based). I found this to be fine, but was surprised to find that the base of the seat was narrower than I expected. I had previously tried the RS4 seats, which had pneumatic adjustment of the side bolsters, and found these to be OK with them on their widest setting. However, on the S3 buckets, I found that the side bolsters were fixed so narrow that they tended to squeeze my thighs on each side more tightly than was comfortable, despite me not being particularly large in stature. Seems to be a lot of money if the seats are going to be uncomfortable, but I can't help thinking that they make the car that bit more special, and would like to spec them if possible. Has anyone else with bucket seats in their S3 found them to be tight on the thighs and if so, does this make them uncomfortable on long journeys? I vaguely recall someone with a similar problem modifying the 8L S3 Recaros by bending the frame of the side bolsters outwards slightly. Does anyone know whether this would be practical/possible on the 8P buckets?