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Old 08-24-2013, 09:29 PM
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Re: Deal-Breaker The Seats

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The seats are not the most comfortable, but adequate. I have gotten used to them, but on more than a 10 minute ride my wallet goes in the console, and my wallet isn.t that thick. When I first got into a '13 and mentioned to the saleman that the seats seemed a bit narrow, he said no problem as the bolsters are adjustable. This was the same salesman who told me the Overland wood was really plastic. He is also the salesman who didn't sell me a Jeep.


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Doesn't really matter any more Bill, there are no more seats for the Grand Cherokee, sounds like I will be sitting on the floor in mine....
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Re: Deal-Breaker The Seats

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Doesn't really matter any more Bill, there are no more seats for the Grand Cherokee, sounds like I will be sitting on the floor in mine....
Don't know about you, but I'm fine with welding a folding chair to the floorpan until they can get me a seat. I need my Grand Cherokee now!
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:01 PM
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Don't know about you, but I'm fine with welding a folding chair to the floorpan until they can get me a seat. I need my Grand Cherokee now!

I plan on the lazy boy weld in... may cause some issues in Cornering, braking and acceleration but otherwise will mimic a 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Broughm (only about 18" longer than the name)
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Re: Deal-Breaker The Seats

I had the similar issue with my Subaru, the seats were too narrow and I felt like I was sitting on the bolsters. . I am 240lbs and I didnt order my Bmw with sport seats because I did not want it happen again but the flat seats lack the support so it does not feel good after couple hours.

Now the Jeep, I feel very comfortable with the Jeep seats. They are wide enough and provide the needed support. Anddd they have the ventilation so I dont have to move from side to side on long drives.
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I wish there was a way to bend down the left side of the seat maybe a 5 pound sledge hammer what do you guys think. May void the warranty on the seat though. Dam...

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Re: Deal-Breaker The Seats

I find myself having to move as close as I can to the center console because the left bolster bothers my left leg. The leather seats in my dad's Patriot are more comfortable.
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My local dealer was great and let my wife and I take one out on our own for a while.
Quite a few different seat variants, which model GC did you test drive?
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Re: Deal-Breaker The Seats

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Doesn't really matter any more Bill, there are no more seats for the Grand Cherokee, sounds like I will be sitting on the floor in mine....
Make me an offer ... I'll get my replacements out of an old Caddy sitting in a junk yard. They won't be Indigo/Brown, but oh how comfy.



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Re: Deal-Breaker The Seats

I cant remember which one but one of the reviews talked about how it felt like you were sitting on the seat instead of in the seat which sounded stupid at first but I do agree with. The seat does not cradle you like other vehicles but they are not bad and you get used to them. another review said the seats felt like they were carved out of granite, the seats do feel a little hard at first but soften up some with use in my opinion
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I cant remember which one but one of the reviews talked about how it felt like you were sitting on the seat instead of in the seat which sounded stupid at first but I do agree with. The seat does not cradle you like other vehicles but they are not bad and you get used to them. another review said the seats felt like they were carved out of granite, the seats do feel a little hard at first but soften up some with use in my opinion
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- Durango had the optional 20" wheels we wouldn't get with our build which made ingress/egress a little harder. I think she felt like she slipped into the Acadia, where the Durango was more of a step up.

Her driving our truck for a few days (despite the extra size/weight of the Yukon XL v the admittedly much smaller, more modern Durango) is to see what its like to not drive the van knowing that she equates the Acadia to the Honda in terms of how they "feel" similar to her.

She was saying that the Acadia felt like you were sitting "in it", the Durango more "on top" of it.

Hopefully that makes a bit more sense...bottom line it comes down to feel.

I can see this in the beginning but I certainly know the Acadia seat breaks down a lot faster than the Durango (GC) seats from what I have seen. The seats in the Acadia are pretty cushy and contoured but the bottom flattens right our after about a year or so then it doesn't matter. The New pickups they have made the seat smaller again too (from GM) and I imagine they will feel nice and snug at first too but we will see if they have improved the long term support.

I was in a very bad car accident many years ago and there are a lot of vehicles that I cannot drive for extended periods of time due to some damage to my left knee and back. I found the Grand Cherokee/Durango seat required some extra adjustment to get it right but very likely they are more comfortable than many after the seats have been broken in.
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Make me an offer ... I'll get my replacements out of an old Caddy sitting in a junk yard. They won't be Indigo/Brown, but oh how comfy.
The Blue velour would be close, maybe we can make the cushion buttons brown?
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Re: Deal-Breaker The Seats

I went from an '06 Highlander Hybrid Limited to my Summit. No issues with the seats...and I'm not small.
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