Superb. We've been for several full day trips on our typically rough country roads.Brilliant Pete, thank you mate. How do you find the comfort factor?
Seeing as I have an Abarth and a BRZ (with the S suspension) sitting side by side in the garage for direct comparison right now, I have do say that there isn't a lot in it for ride comfort. The Abarth is a bit more jiggly, the BRZ a tiny bit more abrupt. But they are not leagues apart.Superb. We've been for several full day trips on our typically rough country roads.
(As an aside the Abarth's comfort and handling is leagues ahead of the harsh suspension of our previous BRZ S. I honestly don't see how it could possibly be improved on, at least not for Australian roads.)
Initially I'd get pain behind my knees on long trips, but found adjusting the bolster down alleviated this (and it hasn't happened since).
What can I say, I owned the BRZ S for 3 years, I have to disagree.Seeing as I have an Abarth and a BRZ (with the S suspension) sitting side by side in the garage for direct comparison right now, I have do say that there isn't a lot in it for ride comfort. The Abarth is a bit more jiggly, the BRZ a tiny bit more abrupt. But they are not leagues apart.
The leather/alcantara seats in the BRZ S were very nice. No complaints there!We'd have gone Recaros on he Abarth if we could have but we'd have missed out on a Launch Edition if we did. I had Recaros on my Megane RS and they were great seats. The Abarth's non-Recaro seats are by no means bad seats...but I think the BRZ's are slightly better as is the driving position.
I believe so, though when I've the chance this week I'll take some measurements against reference points (with photos) that perhaps you could measure against in your own car to compare.Hi, are the Recaro lower in seat height than the standard Abarth seats? I have the standard Abarth and I'm sitting too high, I'd prefer a lower position.
I have the Ricaro seats. I was lucky that I found an Abarth with those seats and the Brembo brakes. Winter hit fast and hard here and I determined I won't take the car out in the snow and salt. However, when I need a break, relaxing sitting in the car has been enjoyable. During the couple drives we took before the snow hit, I can tell you my wife fell asleep on the second ride moments after commenting on how comfortable the seat was.
I don't know what they weigh, or how to get that for you, but I will take some dimensions today and a couple of photos and post them later.
You very well may have. It was at a Youngstown dealer. Bob and Chuck Eddy Fiat. They sold the manuals that they had as they were discounting them $2800 to clear them out before winter. I grabbed the aluminum because 1. It was an Abarth 2. It had no other options except the Recaro seats and the Brembo brakes. My spidey senses told me that was a rare combination and I made the impulse deal after a test ride. Later, I found out just how rare this combination really was!Stelvio ... I was cruising Fiat dealerships in the Ohio area (I am originally form Mansfield) on FiatUSA, and I think that I saw your car in or near the Akron/Cleveland area??? yes/no? beautiful car, and I loved the look of the Recaro seats.
Well as much as I like them, at $8,000 for one I might rip it out and sell it to you.I would have loved the Recaro's in my Fiat 124. I have sat in them in an MX5 and they are brilliant, so much better than the standard seats.
Unfortunately overhear in the Netherlands (and probably all of Europe) they are not an option, not even on the Abarth. I inquired to get them from a Mazda dealer, but a staggering €7500 for the driver's seat only, was a bit overpriced in my opinion.