Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Incredible how we are all different and herein lies the problem for the car designers. I have found no more comfortable seats( apart from our Citroen DS - which are super soft lounge chair like) than the seats in a later 105/115 coupe and Alfetta coupe which have that same built in lumbar support. I suffer from lower back problems too (I`m 6`3'') and the 105/115 and 116 coupe seats are perfect, especially for long driving spells. I read that the seats were actually designed with the assistance of some well known orthopaedic specialist and Alfa did use this fact in some of their advertising literature at the time.
Unfortunately our much more modern Alfa 156 doesn`t feature either the exaggerated lumbar nor any lumbar adjustment in the beautiful red leather Momo seat option we have, and as a consequence is ironically not as comfortable for me as the earlier cars. Our much cheaper Fiat Punto ELX has adjustable lumbar and I find with full lumbar that to be better.
Just as well we`re not all the same isn`t it....
'65 Giulia Ti, '69 GT Junior, 72 Spider, '74 2000 GTV, ,`00 156