A couple weeks ago I purchased a sweet 2008 Subaru Forester Premium with just under 36k miles. I love the car, except for one thing - the seats! When I test drove the vehicle, I knew the seats would be an issue - my back was killing me after 15 minutes. I went to a local auto interior place, and they assured me they could fix the seats to be comfortable, so I bought the car and took it to them, where it spent the greater part of two weeks. They have messed with the seats three times - now they are worse. They shaved some of the seat cushion to level the seat, since the seat angle was pitched too much toward the back, even with the auto adjustment at its most level. When I questioned that, they said because of the airbags they couldn’t add any padding to the seat. Then they took some padding out of the back so it wouldn’t press against my back. Then they removed the lumbar support entirely, and added a small amount of padding at the base of the back, near the junction of the back and seat. The seats are harder than they were before (for obvious reasons!), the angle of seat to back is not improved, and the seat heater element is now so close to the seat cover, I’m sitting on a hard square piece of plastic. And … my back still hurts constantly. If I can’t get these seats adjusted, I will have to sell the car, after looking for one for two years. I’m desperate! I did drive an LL Bean Forester, and the seats seemed to be ok. Anyone know whether LL Bean seats could be swapped for the Premium seats? And if so, how I could find those seats and someone to do the work? Thanks!
And yes, I do have a cushion - doesn’t do much. And someone else suggested a Brookstone seat cover.