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What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? #4649826
01/29/18 07:48 AM
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ZZman Offline OP
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I gotta go with bucket seats.


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2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: ZZman] #4649830
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Buckench seats.


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1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.

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Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: ZZman] #4649831
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That's a tough one. I'm a fan of buckets but now sorta want to put a bench back in my 51 pickup. Maybe a split bench is the perfect answer? LOL


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Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: ZZman] #4649854
01/29/18 08:15 AM
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I like a bucket seat however, I hate the new bolstered seats of many new cars today. I don't want to be held in so tightly as in a sports car. I much prefer to have a SUV seat in my sedan...wider & flatter. The bolsters bother my sciatic.


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Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: FordCapriDriver] #4649872
01/29/18 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted By: FordCapriDriver
Buckench seats.


Best of both worlds.

Modern cars with floor shift automatics and enormous consoles make me claustrophobic. I like bench seat with column shift!


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Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: ZZman] #4649879
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I have bench in my Colorado and buckets in my other vehicles. Iím gonna have to go w buckets


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Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: ZZman] #4649882
01/29/18 08:36 AM
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I once saw a bumper sticker that said the problem with bucket seats is that not everyone's bucket is the same size.

Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: ZZman] #4649886
01/29/18 08:38 AM
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Bench seats suck if you are a tall person riding with a short driver. You get smashed up against the dash with the driver.


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Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: ZZman] #4649917
01/29/18 09:14 AM
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I have only had bench seats in my '76 Nova and I guess they were handy from cramming lots of people in the car...hated them otherwise, but it probably didn't help that they were red vinyl.
I have really liked the adjustable lumbar support in my last two cars and doubt I would be getting that in a bench seat...maybe I'm wrong??


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Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: ZZman] #4649948
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Are there any cars nowadays that have bench seats?


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Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: ZZman] #4649965
01/29/18 10:12 AM
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I liked bench seats in high school when driving with a cute girl, haha.

I prefer bucket seats now though, much more comfortable.


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2009 BMW 328i (36k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: ZZman] #4649974
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I was going to say the same....high school and college....bench.


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Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: Char Baby] #4649999
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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
I like a bucket seat however, I hate the new bolstered seats of many new cars today. I don't want to be held in so tightly as in a sports car. I much prefer to have a SUV seat in my sedan...wider & flatter. The bolsters bother my sciatic.

Wife and I really love the buckets in our 2017 Buick Regal GS, hug your body and are very comfortable for long drives. cheers

Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: jeepman3071] #4650001
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ZZman Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: jeepman3071
I liked bench seats in high school when driving with a cute girl, haha.


As Archie and Edith would sing.... Those were the days!!!!!!!!


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: What is your fave? Bucket or bench seats? [Re: ZZman] #4650021
01/29/18 11:05 AM
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Bucket seats are slightly safer and better for sporting around, but don't let you fidget much. Bench seats are healthier for long trips - that's my preference.

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