How far back do you sit?

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  1. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    I just saw this picture (see below) and I thought gawd... do I really sit that far back? yikes!!!!


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    Im 6 foot and dont sit that far back, but thren again i dont drive a W202...
     
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    Crappy pic, but the only one from about the right angle -

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    Koolvin, I'm 6'2".

    How long are your arms?   <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>
     
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    Here's a pic from the GTG that Koolvin took. The red line is my seat position and angle (when I sized the pic you couldn't see the seat&#33<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

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    You must have been reading my mind i was thinking about this earlier , my seat is way back , there is not even enough room for my breifcase behind the drivers seat , it goes into the boot now &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>
     
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    I also have my seat back as far as it goes, so no room for anybody behind me <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>

    On the rare occasions when I do have passengers, I can drive with the seat a little more forward but I couldn't drive far like that!

    Dare I say it, but I looked at a BMW 3 series touring before I bought my Merc and I just could not get into the *@!# thing let alone drive it <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>

    I don't eat that many pies <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> but I am 6ft 2ish.

    Is it just me being a fuddy duddy, but I like to have both front seats at the same position and angles, the same for all the headrests too <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>  It's got to look right inside and out. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
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    My seat is nearly all the way back too, not quite full distance though, I like to be able to bury the brake pedal if the need arises. I too am around 6'2&quot;.

    Jimmy my passenger seat sits slightly closer to the dash, so at least one rear passenger gets a bit of room. The head rest on the driver's seat is up high, whereas the passenger seat sits right down flush to the seat. Both rear headrests sit stowed away unless I have rear passengers.

    On a slight change of thread has anyone ever had a knocking sound come from the front passenger seat when it's occupied? I was taking my parents for a drive the other day and although they didn't notice I could hear a knocking with my dad sat up front. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'> &nbsp;I usually travel in the car alone and on those occaisions the interior is totally silent (as an MB should be <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'> ). I looked all over the front seat but couldn't find anything wrong.

    S.
     
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    You should all get W210's <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> &nbsp;If I go all the way back my arms and legs are flapping about <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>
     
  9. V12

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    It must have to do with me driving/riding in 140's/220's all the time...

    Even in our 124 cabrio i seem to sit pretty level with the window edge line.

    In our ML i do sit far back, but that thing has NO LEG ROOM at all!

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    It's my old car, but I sit in the same place!

    Well more or less, I do find one advantage to the electric seats is that you can get the most perfect position. Mostly down to the fact that I adust it whilst driving to get it just right, not something you want to do with the manual ones.


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    steve that's the seat subframe - a common fault - you either got it or aint! Shude has the same problem
     
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    Thanks Koolvin,

    D'Oh! &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'> &nbsp;Any simple way to remedy the knock? If it's the subframe I presume the only way is to strip the seat apart. I think I'll live with it, since I mostly travel alone.

    *Edit* do you think my warranty might cover it?

    S.
     
  13. Shude

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Steve_Perry @ Aug. 31 2002,12:37)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Thanks Koolvin,

    D'Oh!  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'>  Any simple way to remedy the knock? If it's the subframe I presume the only way is to strip the seat apart. I think I'll live with it, since I mostly travel alone.

    *Edit* do you think my warranty might cover it?

    S.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    Warranty will cover it, it's a faulty RHD passenger / LHD driver (more annoying I would imagine) seat frame and it's a known fault. &nbsp;Mine just clicks and I live with it (no warranty). &nbsp;If I'm gonna change the seat frame I'm gonna get power seats too!
     
  14. Steve_Perry

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    Shude,

    Will the seat need to be replaced? or is it a case of replacing internal seat components?

    You state &quot;it's a known fault&quot; do you know of any websites that list the fault? So if necessary I can print and send to warranty company.

    Thanks mate,

    S.
     
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