As for useability, the buckets are tops. Long journeys are not a prob for me. I regularly do ABZ to Glasgow for the family connection and it's totally cool. Yes, you have to get used to the new style seats, but when you do, then no looking back, hence, my first option on the new car. As for the chav/boy-racer factor, wind it in. They look the ******' bomb and they work even better, so final. Won't buy another Audi without them. Even the wife loves them more than standard seats, so result!