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Model 3 Seats

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Dynastar, May 31, 2017.

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  1. Dynastar

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    Do we know anything about the all-important seats yet? I have not seen any reports on them yet. I know the S seats improved significantly over time, and the newest seats are supposed to be quite comfortable.
     
  2. acentre

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    Hope the front are both power and heated on the cloth trim. Many will be happy.
     
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  3. slipnslider

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    BMW i3 has manual seats to save weight. Power seats are nice if they can memorize settings, but if they can't then there's not much advantage over manual. One less thing to eventually break if you care about keeping your car a long time.
     
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  4. BluestarE3

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    The only people outside of Tesla who have sat in the seats while the car was in motion were the ones at the 3/31/2016 reveal... and that was only for a few minutes each. So, I would say that it's too soon to say one way or the other.
     
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  5. jmsurpri

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    I hope Tesla focuses on comfort over sporty for the seats. I have the Next-Gen seats on my S and they are pretty uncomfortable. I've never had back issues sitting in cars my whole life, but after 20 minutes sitting in my car, my back starts screaming.
     
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  6. Falkirk

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    We have the viewing coming up later this week, hopefully some one can make a point to look for any motor controls on the seat at least.
     
  7. slipnslider

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    If they're electronic, please god let the controls be on the seat and not in some submenu of the stupid touchscreen.
     
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    Too hard? No lumbar support? Were the other seat options softer?
     
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    I sat in the Next-Gen at the Tesla showroom and found them to be excellent. I particularly liked the side bolsters for keeping lateral motion to a minimum.
     
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    They are pretty stiff and there is lumbar support. I do not know exactly why it hurts my back, but after a year of ownership and trying various positions, I could never find something that alleviates the pain.
     
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    We already know that:
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  12. Thomas Edison

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    Mule seats are not production, so we don't know what they are gonna do based on that. We already know they are cutting costs and making the car more simple by eliminating features like SAS. Personally if they're manual it's not the end of the world for me. I just hope that they're heated because you really don't want to use extra cab heat that will lower your range.
     
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  13. spacemnspiff

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    I hope the seats are not narrow and uncomfortable like the Bolt seats that customers are unhappy about.
     
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    Source?
     
  15. Tony_YYZ

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    The seats in the reveal prototype aren't the same in the RC's. You can look at the various pics out there and see the differences in the headrests. That's a dead giveaway.
     
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    I think his main point is that just because we saw something in the alphas doesn't mean it'll make it to production.
     
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    Keep in mind that only the alpha prototypes, and not the release candidates, will be shown at the VIP event this week.
     
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    I don't think they will be narrow, because Elon can be quoted as saying that the Model 3 will be able to fit a person of his size very comfortably at the reveal event. (and he is 6'1")
     
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    As a tall person, seat comfort and interior "fit" is super important. I will need to sit in a 3 before configuring and hope the experience doesn't make me cancel my reservation. I have sat in an S and the seats are great and there is sufficient space so that my arm doesnt brush against the door. Am hopeful that Tesla has the foresight to not save money by cheapening the interior in the 3.
     
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    I'm 6'-1" and sat in a model S and the headroom for me isn't enough. I don't lean like a gangster, I sit pretty upright. If the model 3 headroom is less than the S that could be a problem. I really hope they make the seats with more hight adjustability, otherwise I'll have to bust out my cut off wheel and welder.

     

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