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#4661302 - 02/09/18 07:37 PM Best and worst car seats you have owned?
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 14287
Loc: Canada
What are the best and worst car seats you have owned?

Mine's a bit odd - I have 2 tied for most comfortable; but one is also the worst as well!

Best - 1985 Buick Skyhawk - for an econo car, super soft comfortable seats. Impressive, but they became the worst when all the springs and wiring started poking out of them!
Best - 2003 Mazda Tribute - amazing on long trips. They also never 'wore out', were just as supportive at 10+ years old.

Worst - the Skyhawk above; and my 2002 Cavalier. The front buckets in that just squished down to nothing.

Worst I have ever seen: Dad's friends 1976 AMC Gremlin. 10+ years of short-tripping, seat was 'rebuilt' with duct tape and cheap chair pads - was literally as hard as a rock, like sitting on plywood. He drove it like this every day!
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#4661308 - 02/09/18 07:42 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 8641
Loc: North Carolina
I liked the seats in oldsmobile cieras, the seat angle was perfect for me. Felt like i was driving a couch down the road. I like the seats in my avalanche.

The hyundai leather seats are not that comfortable on longer trips. Worst seats i have sat in are the rear seats of a mazda cx-3. They are only suitable for car seats or really small children.


Edited by spasm3 (02/09/18 07:45 PM)
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#4661314 - 02/09/18 07:48 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3531
Loc: New England
The worst seats:

95 Civic EX

Best seats:
07 Acura MDX
88 Jetta GLI with recaro seats

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#4661323 - 02/09/18 08:00 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
PandaBear Offline


Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 14206
Loc: Silicon Valley
Best: Lexus IS250
Worst: Ford Taurus (2001)
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#4661327 - 02/09/18 08:03 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3039
Loc: NJ
The seats in my Rav4 look and feel brand new. My wife is very gentle on them.

Not really loving the faux leather on my Camry. Wish cars still came with upholstery like in the 70s/80s. Not that vinyl junk but the cushy fabric like the Lazy Boy in your family room.
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#4661337 - 02/09/18 08:14 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32629
Loc: ME
MB-Tex seats in my 300D... real nice. Seem to have "trucker springs" in the lower cushion with lots of travel. Good bolsters, nice material.

Worst-- bench in a 97 grand marquis. Like sitting on a bar stool. No side support at all-- in fact I had to clench up to avoid falling off in rotaries.

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#4661338 - 02/09/18 08:17 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
14Accent Offline


Registered: 08/03/17
Posts: 390
Loc: MN
I had a '91 Regal that I swapped a perfect set of Cutlass Supreme International Series leather seats into. Those were high on the list.

My '95 Volvo 960 had amazing seats, as most Volvo's do.

My '96 Aurora had great seats for a luxo barge.

Last but not least my current Marauder. Barca loungers, but wonderful.

I would say the worst ever was either my Cavalier or my F150 with the bench seat. Hard to remember all the vehicles I've had.
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#4661352 - 02/09/18 08:36 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8730
Loc: Phoenix
Best - My Jeep because they're cooled.

Fun fact - Omnis and Horizons had surprisingly good seats!

Worst - None I can remember. Won't buy a car with uncomfortable seats.

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#4661358 - 02/09/18 08:42 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: eljefino]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41758
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: eljefino
MB-Tex seats in my 300D... real nice. Seem to have "trucker springs" in the lower cushion with lots of travel. Good bolsters, nice material.
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I like the w123 seats for the spring and support. But sport seats are more supportive.

Best are my BMW sport seats.

But for regular seats, tie between our old '08 VW rabbit and our '14 Odyssey.

I'm starting to think that the worst is my '15 Accord. They're just deficient or not ideally shaped for my middle back.

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#4661359 - 02/09/18 08:43 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
BretK Offline


Registered: 05/08/17
Posts: 11
Loc: Illinois, USA
Best - Not sure, had several that I liked, probably my '92 Dodge Dynasty.
Worst - 1970 Plymouth Barracuda rear seats - not enough there for anyone / anything. Tied with the driver's seat on my '99 Pontiac Bonneville. Went flat and stayed that way.

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#4661377 - 02/09/18 08:56 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18150
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Best-My 300ZX and 3000GT SL. Both feel like Lazy Boy recliners!!
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#4661383 - 02/09/18 08:59 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4018
Loc: North Carolina
Best - Phaeton. I'm certain I have the winning thrones.

Worst - 911's sport seats. They're not made for putting on miles. The fuel tank is small, so it works out.
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#4661390 - 02/09/18 09:08 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
Throt Offline


Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 904
Loc: NW Ohio
Best: 2010 Taurus
Worst: 2017 Elantra

I currently have the Sonata; I traded in the Elantra primarily because the seats were downright awful. My L3 is fractured, and the disc is destroyed, so I deal with back pain nearly constantly, and those seats made my back hurt. The Sonatas are vastly better but aren't wonderful by any means. By far the most comfortable car seats I've ever had the pleasure of sitting in were the one's in my Taurus. I regret selling that car all the time.
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#4661392 - 02/09/18 09:09 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
My Best ever: 1983 Olds Cutlass Supreme Brougham "pillow top" seats
2nd best: 1979 Ford F250 bench
3rd best: 2008 F150

2nd worst: 1993 Ford Ranger

ABSOLUTE worst: a brand new ('99 or 2000?) Chevy 1500. I thought they were torture devices!
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#4661397 - 02/09/18 09:14 PM Re: Best and worst car seats you have owned? [Re: addyguy]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21175
Loc: Orlando, FL
Worst: Honda Civic

Best: Chevy Corvette

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