Last post on Apr 22, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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#69 of 78 Re: Front Seat UNcomfortable! - Help Please! [lionel2]
Aug 12, 2008 (10:16 am)
Forester seats are known for being uncomfortable on extended drives. The power/leather seats are a little better, but the base cloth ones are poorly designed.
#70 of 78 Re: Front Seat UNcomfortable! - Help Please! [samiam_68]
Aug 12, 2008 (6:43 pm)
Hmmmm..... these are not very extended drives.. as I bought this car used I doubt if they'll take it back and I'm not sure I really want to have it taken back. I like the car a lot except for this. But it is a large item. Do you think it would be possible to ask a Subaru dealer what it would cost to replace the front seats with the leather/powered type? Is this even possible?
#71 of 78 Re: Front Seat UNcomfortable! - Help Please! [lionel2]
Aug 13, 2008 (6:45 am)
I'm sure they could, for a price, but I bet even they will refer you to an upholstery shop.
Frank put Katskins on his Forester. I've seen another Forester with that leather and some say it's actually better than the OE stuff.
The trick is to also ask them to add some foam/padding.
#73 of 78 Re: Front Seat UNcomfortable! - Help Please! [ateixeira]
Mar 10, 2009 (9:17 pm)
Might you have to worry about the airbags in the seats if you want to reupholster it???
I'm thinking an upholsterer might not want that liability.
#74 of 78 Re: Front Seat UNcomfortable! - Help Please! [sgloon]
Mar 12, 2009 (10:51 am)
Katskins seats have an area that breaks away. They even have an SRS label I believe.
#75 of 78 Re: Front Seat UNcomfortable! - Help Please! [ateixeira]
Mar 14, 2009 (8:14 pm)
Ah! Good to know!
#76 of 78 Re: Front Seat UNcomfortable! - Help Please! [sgloon]
Mar 17, 2009 (6:56 am)
I may, just maybe, get some for my new Miata. I'd like some two-tone black-blue leather with seat heaters. Sweeeeeet!
#77 of 78 Cup holder, clock/compass, parts supplier?
Apr 22, 2009 (8:34 am)
Have 2001 Forester S. Need to replace cup holder and clock compass. Local dealer
says $89 for holder and $100+ for clock and this does not include service charges.
Would it make sense to buy from a non Subaru parts dealer on the net and install myself? Is it easy to do?
#78 of 78 Re: Cup holder, clock/compass, parts supplier? [dryfly]
Apr 22, 2009 (9:53 am)
I installed lots of accessories on my 98 Forester when I had it.
Generally it's never too hard, but the instructions are terrible.
Try 1stsubaruparts.com to see what their cost is compared to the dealer, but I think your prices are fairly low already so you may only save $20-30 or so.