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miata_racer 11-10-2012 10:16 PM

2013 recaro seat option
 
So I took a closer look at the recaro seat option (shot from the GP model) and they do not look impressive. Recaro seats are usually a recaro everything (seat frame,. foam, upholster, etc), but these look like some crap recaro cobbled together on the mini sport seat framework. I can't see why these are going to be significantly better than the sport seats. A bit more bolstering on the rib area and a headrest that can't be flipped around.

Anyone actually sat in them yet?

http://wot.motortrend.com/files/2012...ro-seats-1.jpg

iamwiz82 11-11-2012 05:15 AM

They've been around since 2012. I have them in my JCW and love them.

Btwyx 11-11-2012 10:21 AM

I sat in them at the dealer, I didn't like them. They caught me under the thigh, we went for the standard sport seats.

tommyqh 11-12-2012 04:43 AM

they are super comfortable and will certainly keep you in the seat for those sharp turns. i had them in a previous vehicle, loved it.

richardsperry 11-12-2012 05:46 AM

Damn, that's a fugly seat. I liked the earlier versions much better.

absoluteczech 11-12-2012 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by Btwyx (Post 3624102)
I sat in them at the dealer, I didn't like them. They caught me under the thigh, we went for the standard sport seats.

was it a red mini jcw by chance? if so i almost bought that car. i on the other hand wish the seats came out a littler more. my right leg cramps because there isnt enough support underneath it. i feel the seats are too "short"

nerferder 11-12-2012 07:24 AM

I've got them and love them.

dustint 11-12-2012 07:38 AM

I'd like to buy a second hand pair to replace the sport leatherette seats. I'm not in love with the look, but I'd take it.

Gator Vlad 05-14-2013 03:59 PM

I made the mistake of buying Recaro seats... Extremely painful! Bolsters and top seams dig into thighs.

rkw 05-14-2013 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by miata_racer (Post 3623952)
Recaro seats are usually a recaro everything (seat frame,. foam, upholster, etc), but these look like some crap recaro cobbled together on the mini sport seat framework.

Late responding to this, but they are exactly as the OP suspected. The "Recaro seats" are merely a set of replacement cushions and covers for the standard seats. MINI is making a mint on the surcharge.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...95&hg=52&fg=10

http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/i/e/407.png

Bakerbrdz 05-14-2013 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by rkw (Post 3739015)
Late responding to this, but they are exactly as the OP suspected. The "Recaro seats" are merely a set of replacement cushions and covers for the standard seats. MINI is making a mint on the surcharge.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...95&hg=52&fg=10

http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/i/e/407.png

That's crazy! Another rich ass company ripping people off!:no:

Inkw8ll 05-15-2013 03:09 AM

I would gladly trade my Recaro seats for the older versions

richardsperry 05-15-2013 04:00 AM


Originally Posted by Gator Vlad (Post 3739010)
I made the mistake of buying Recaro seats... Extremely painful! Bolsters and top seams dig into thighs.

How big are you?


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