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QV: Standard Power Seats vs CF Sparco

Just how comfortable are those great-looking Sparco's for DD and long trips? For my needs I'd generally gravitate towards the power jobbies...but those Sparco's look stunning. My first concern is functionality/comfort. Those of you who have experienced both variants in the QV, what do you think? I don't want to look "cool" but suffer after 3 or 4 hours or so in them on a trip. Thanks.

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I haven’t tried the regular seats but I find the Sparcos very comfortable for both daily driving and long trips. I have done quite a few road trips with 4+ hr legs. Also the Sparcos are power for up and down adjustments. The forward and back is manual. Personally the manual adjustment doesn’t bother me at all.
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I havenít tried the regular seats but I find the Sparcos very comfortable for both daily driving and long trips. I have done quite a few road trips with 4+ hr legs. Also the Sparcos are power for up and down adjustments. The forward and back is manual. Personally the manual adjustment doesnít bother me at all.
If the forward and back is manual, do you have easy entry?

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I haven’t tried the regular seats but I find the Sparcos very comfortable for both daily driving and long trips. I have done quite a few road trips with 4+ hr legs. Also the Sparcos are power for up and down adjustments. The forward and back is manual. Personally the manual adjustment doesn’t bother me at all.
If the forward and back is manual, do you have easy entry?
By easy entry if you mean the seat automatically goes back to ease entry then no this doesnt come with the Sparcos nor does any memory setting. I am 6.1 and have no issue getting in or out of the car except when my wife drives it and leaves the seat in her position ( she is much shorter). It takes just a few seconds to remedy this.
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Just how comfortable are those great-looking Sparco's for DD and long trips? For my needs I'd generally gravitate towards the power jobbies...but those Sparco's look stunning. My first concern is functionality/comfort. Those of you who have experienced both variants in the QV, what do you think? I don't want to look "cool" but suffer after 3 or 4 hours or so in them on a trip. Thanks.
I've done stints up to 16 hours in the Sparcos - during a 3,400 mile round trip I did last year. They are very comfortable indeed for my average frame.

I don't really miss electric adjustment except that every time a mechanic or valet sets foot in the car they insist on moving them around. That's a rant for a different day.
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By easy entry if you mean the seat automatically goes back to ease entry then no this doesnt come with the Sparcos nor does any memory setting. I am 6.1 and have no issue getting in or out of the car except when my wife drives it and leaves the seat in her position ( she is much shorter). It takes just a few seconds to remedy this.
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I purcahsed my car in Miami and drove it 1000 miles home. No issue with comfort with the Sparco seats. Car is my DD and I think they are great. I'm 6'1 208lbs and athletic.

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Other Sparco issues include no seat heater, they come in any color you want as long as it is black, and you lose a couple of air bags. It is not obvious how important those airbags are for safety. I don't think any GQVs were crash tested.

Personally if I could get red leather Sparcos with seat heaters I would pay for the upgrade/weight loss in my Q4. Unfortunately by the time I got the seats, seat mechanism, re-uphostery and added the heaters I suspect the cost would be ridiculous.

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