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New vs Old Rear Seats

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ergela, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. ergela

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    #1 ergela, Jun 1, 2018
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    For those wondering what the difference between the new and old rear seats looks like, here is my 14xxx vin vs a 18xxx vin. Both April manufacture dates.

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  2. sandange

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    Wow that looks like they beefed it up , or is it the camera angle
     
  3. ergela

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    It’s definitely beefed up. A good 2 inch difference. Much more comfortable, wish mine was produced just a week or 2 later so I could’ve got them.
     
  4. DR61

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    Looks like improved seating comfort compared to the one I sat in at a Tesla store recently. I will guess a downside is that the seat backs when folded will not be as flat as they were with the original seat bottom design.
     
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  5. SDKoala

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    Not being the one that has to sit in the back of the car and having to deal with car seats and booster seats for at least the next few years, I think I like the original flatter version better.
     
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  6. cab

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    I wonder if you sit slightly less "knees high" in the new seats?
     
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  7. Twiglett

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    I have Gen2 front and rear - my son (teenager) falls asleep in the back because he's so comfortable.
    Looks like they new rears are about 1.5-2" higher
     
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  8. Timmy T.

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    14, ???

    Give us at least the 3rd digit please.

    Which do you prefer??
     
  9. eli_

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    I have a 163XX and it has the newer seats.
     
  10. ergela

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    Lol it’s in my sig, 1487X

    I’ll also say I have new front seats but obviously old back seats.
     
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  11. Timmy T.

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    I have 1648x coming next week...whew
     
  12. drawfour

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    Nice! I'm still waiting for my invite, but good to know that Tesla is responding quickly to feedback and correcting things like this. I have 2 kids, so most of the time the rear will have booster/car seats, but I figure once I get an M3, I'll be giving lots of rides to friends/coworkers, at least initially.
     
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  13. b1u3

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    I'd be curious on this as well. Any chance for pics of new rear seats folded?
     
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  14. David L

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    The picture makes it appear that the side bolsters are plusher, but the seat center height remains about the same as before. If this is truly the case, then I'm quite happy with my old seats because when a car seat is installed in the center seat, the passengers tend to sit off-center. Can someone who's sat on BOTH versions comment on the height of the side and center seats after this revision?
     
  15. Garlan Garner

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    Yesss….. More cushion for the cushion.

    I wonder if I should delay my performance edition due to improvements such as this.
     
  16. Carrera

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    Just checked and mine has the thicker rear seat cushion.
     
  17. tashtibet

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    sometimes Sooner is not Better-it's Slow & steady wins the race-you get better car with full the tax credits as well.
     
  18. Garlan Garner

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    Hmmmm. Makes me wonder though.....

    What VIN did Consumer Reports have when they evaluated the car?
     
  19. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    And there lies the tug-of-war.

    Getting updates on all of the nuances of the car by waiting vs. Not out waiting the tax credit by not waiting.
     
  20. Carrera

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    My kids are 6' tall and they still find the rear seat uncomfortable compared to our MDX and Fusion.
     
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