Nobody’s getting the seats out of my Grand Prix! They’re like sitting in a hand. That little old baby was extremely comfortable and very quiet on my recent 1500 mile, 36 hour road trip and just a pleasure to drive.
You’re correct, a good seat, seating position, view out, access to controls, and a quiet cabin are more important.
It doesn’t hurt to have a great engine though, to go with it. Running at 70+ on a fast idle is easy to take.