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Just spent time as a passenger in a friend's Acura MDX. I thought one might be a replacement for my wife's aging 9-5 wagon (185K miles)
It had a good ride and OK handling for what it is, but on just a 2 hour ride (1 hour each way), my back was killing me. The seats are purely awful--some of the worst I've ever sat in. The bottom cushion is too hard, there is no lumbar support and they just don't feel good overall. We'd left our car at their house and when we got back into our 15-year-old 9-5 the seats were saying "welcome home!" (Plus we get 23 mpg at 80 with a Thule box and a bike on the roof. The MDX struggles to get 20-21 at 70 with nothing on top.
So take the MDX off the list.
I only buy used cars, so maybe I'll be looking for a XC 60 Volvo. At least going in I know the seats will be good! And I can get a turbo. I'll pay more for maintenance to get seats I can sit on all day.
1999 9-3 SE auto (daily driver)
1996 9000 CSE 5 speed (soon to leave)
2003 9-5 Linear SportWagon (wife's)
1984 C900 4 door Base model (RIP)
1995 9000 CS (sold)
1996 9000 CS (RIP)
2000 9-3 SE (RIP)
Posts in this Thread:
- Seats matter!, Noel , Sat, 11 Aug 2018 06:10:26 <-- Viewing This Message
- Do they break in?, Cary, Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:15:44
- Re: Seats matter!, AdamD, Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:44:25
- Re: Seats matter!, cheaptech , Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:25:31
- Re: Seats matter!, Snowmobile , Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:16:17
- Re: Seats matter!, NCCaniac , Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:39:35
- gave some coworkers a ride in my current 9-5, AeroEd , Sun, 12 Aug 2018 18:53:16
- Re: Seats matter!, No Snaab, Sun, 12 Aug 2018 04:39:39
- Re: Seats matter!, DE , Sat, 11 Aug 2018 13:24:01
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