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Anyone else struggle with sline seats?

scotaudiavantman Jun 29, 2017

  1. wideboybloke

    wideboybloke Well-Known Member

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    This is an A4 forum and the A4 has lumbar supports as standard, well the s-line does at least. I find the support really useful when I need to get comfortable. I (apparently) don’t sit in exactly the same position each time I drive and the lumbar support just makes that bit of difference so that I can get comfy. Does the Q3 not have this feature?
     
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  3. FrancescoLondon

    FrancescoLondon New Member It's my birthday

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    I have the lumbar support in my Q3 but still no luck! I have sat in a Vauxhall Mokka and I was feeling great.
    It is about seat design I think is rubbish!
    I should have opted for a standard comfy seat rather those S Line nappa leather that I think they are also not that nice at the eye!
    I am really hating my new car and I feel bad every time I have to use it as I think the pain I will feel and the adjustment I need to do all the times without finding a comfortable position!!
    I am on 4 years PCP and I really feel sick that I have to drive it for further 3 years and 10 months!

    Do you think I can ask Audi to change my seats?
     
  4. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    Only unless you wish to pay a lot of money, or your dealership is feeling generous.
    Oh, my apologies - welcome to the forum....
     
  5. FrancescoLondon

    FrancescoLondon New Member It's my birthday

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    That is my feeling that they will take advantage of these problems!
    If I would have known obviously I wouldn't have bought the car.
    What makes me angry is that I have paid lot of money for my new Q3 to feel painful! Will try to call and see what they can do to help me or just discover they don't care and that I have to drive the next almost 4 years with this discomfort!

    This obviously will bring me to NOT buy an audi anymore! I thought that going at that level of car I wouldn't have had these kind of problems but I was clearly wrong ... at my expense!
     
  6. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    Just how are Audi taking advantage of the situation when this appears to be a, regretfully, a physical issue with your self? Have you tried taking advice from a orthopedic consultant?

    Checked the tyre pressures? When cars are delivered they have the pressures set very high for transport purposes and some dealerships forget to set them to the correct psi.

    You may also wish to post your questions here https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/forums/q2-q3-rsq3-q5-sq5-q7-q8-forum.110/
     
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  7. SMI77

    SMI77 Australia

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    suite of car seats - I definitely saw that. ROFL!!!! ROFL!!!!! ;-)
     
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  8. Scuba Blue

    Scuba Blue New Member

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    Respectfully, why didn't you know. Did you not test drive the car before purchase?
     
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  9. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    Apologies, I have a thunderstorm of a headache this morning and couldn't get my head around the correct spelling...
     
  10. SMI77

    SMI77 Australia

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    No need to apologise, it gave me a good chuckle.

    Seriously though, why would one buy a vehicle if they cannot sit comfortably. Audi are blamed for many things, but one can't for this.
    Can only refer to my previous post. Is it actually your back that is the problem?

    Buying an SUV, well................;-)
     
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  11. Paul Golding

    Paul Golding Active Member

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    The only real issue I ever had with S-Line seats (and I really like the nappa) was the seat base tilt angle when new.

    For me at least, the most comfortable position is found by;
    setting the seat height to its lowest position first (I prefer to feel like I'm in the car and not sitting on it)
    then drop the front of the seat base so I don't feel like my **** is dropping into the base/backrest joint
    then adjust the distance from the pedals
    then the backrest angle
    then the steering wheel distance (I have this as close as possible because driving with almost straight arms is uncomfortable after a while)
    then the steering wheel tilt so the top of the wheel is below the top of the instrument brinicle
    then fine tune the above and sort the lumbar.

    I've never adjusted the back of the thigh extender.

    To me at least, the tilt angle of the seat base is the most important adjustment for comfort.

    Despite putting my back out and feeling like a cripple for a few days, I was more than happy doing a 6 hour plus drive to Newcastle the other week, with just one quick stop for a coffee on the way.

    Whether any of this helps or not, who knows.
     
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  13. SMI77

    SMI77 Australia

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    +1 to the whole post.

    I take it you meant to delete 'the back'. This depends entirely on the individual body. I have longer legs than SWOMBO and notice a real difference if not extended (for me 3/4). Never had heated seats before and even during our summer, the warmth to the small of the back does wonders. Driven a myriad of vehicles, but find these seats (standard 'S', separate headrest, non-diamond stitched) to be the best ever for comfort/adjustment.

    Observation
    - This is our first RHD version of a LHD vehicle, as previous vehicles were Aust/Japanese. I suspect economies of scale, but find it unusual that the front passenger's seat has the same features as the driver's.
     
  14. Tony1001

    Tony1001 Member

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    I've no lumbar support in my b9 a4 sport. The seat is awful a big let down.
     
  15. Tony1001

    Tony1001 Member

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    The sport doesn't have lumbar support. I only found out after i bought it. It is very uncomfortable a huge let down.
     
  16. Tony1001

    Tony1001 Member

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    Same here i have the sport too, the seat is shocking no lumbar support, i will have to give in and get rid. E class i think
     
  17. firebits

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  18. Dingah from Downundah

    Dingah from Downundah Dingah's office

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    Prior to purchase of my S4, research showed that concerns with the comfort of the sports seats were relatively widespread.
    I optioned those seats out and the standard S4 Alcantara clad seat have proven to be just fine in all respects.
    Information too late for some though.

    Dingah
     
  19. Pie-eyedpiper

    Pie-eyedpiper Active Member

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    I've retro fitted B8 S line half leather seats to my B7. These have lumber support, it's important to have it IMO.
    No long distance driving so far, but so far they are very comfortable.
     

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