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Old 02-23-2010, 10:30 AM
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The Seats Especially Drivers side

My 560 has the most uncomfortable seats of any car I ever owned.

I cannot be the only owner with this problem. Any Advice?
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:21 PM
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I find mine very comfortable after driving my '84 500SL and really, really comfortable compared to the '73 450SL. Of course the '73 is really, really broken down.
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:59 PM
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New seat springs and padding on the bottom. Not cheap but worth it. If you're over 6'2" you might as well forget about fitting in it comfortably. I love my SL, but I can't do long road trips because of my seating position.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:05 PM
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. Of course the '73 is really, really broken down.

X2. The seats in the 380SL I rescued need repair and redo. The plan is to completely redo them and make a couple cushions for the back seatimng area, putting the cushions on the shelf space.
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My 560 has the most uncomfortable seats of any car I ever owned.

You obviously haven't ridden in some of the cars I have.

However, they will break down over time and require maintenance like any other car component. About everything you'd need is available and can be put together as a DIY.
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Comfort

Did all of the replacements for the seats and sitll bad seating !

Thanks for all the suggestions!
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