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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old August 17th, 2017, 01:43   #31
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I don't want racing seats but comfortable ones that are going to bolt right up. I'd rather buy new seats and am currently looking at seats at this address https://www.carid.com/universal-spor.../?vehicle=4086

Most are too radical for me and my biggest problem is that I can't visualize how they will look and feel in the car. I am looking for comfort and lumbar support etc... Advice would be appreciated. I'd like to keep the cost under $600 but.... I want to keep it real... if it costs more sobeit.
Maybe some Recaros? Seems fairly universally accepted that Recaros are pretty decent seats. Don't know what the seat frames are like on the Bugs, but many a person has welded the necessary frames to the bottom of replacement seats.

I owned older Saabs (89 900 turbo convertible and a 97 9000 CSE), and the seats in those cars were excellent. I could drive hours on end w/o any discomfort. Seats from Saab's 9000 Aero were absolutely the bees' knees: I always wanted to get my hands on one of those cars.
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Old August 17th, 2017, 03:35   #32
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Passat seats will fit an MK4 Golf or Jetta if you swap out the frames. Leather, heat and power in one nice package. Did I mention memory also?
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Old August 18th, 2017, 08:57   #33
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Passat seats will fit an MK4 Golf or Jetta if you swap out the frames. Leather, heat and power in one nice package. Did I mention memory also?
I noticed you didn't say.. "Beetle" so I will assume these will not fit my 2006.
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Maybe some Recaros? Seems fairly universally accepted that Recaros are pretty decent seats. Don't know what the seat frames are like on the Bugs, but many a person has welded the necessary frames to the bottom of replacement seats.

I owned older Saabs (89 900 turbo convertible and a 97 9000 CSE), and the seats in those cars were excellent. I could drive hours on end w/o any discomfort. Seats from Saab's 9000 Aero were absolutely the bees' knees: I always wanted to get my hands on one of those cars.
I don't want a racing type seat but cushion and lumbar support. As long as the seat compliments the interior, I don't need an exact match but I'm not racer.
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I noticed you didn't say.. "Beetle" so I will assume these will not fit my 2006.
Not sure if the Passat seats would fit a Beetle or not. If a Jetta or Golf will fit a Beetle then a Passat would also fit. However I don't think there are any two door Passats so any seat you found would not fold forward to allow rear seat access.

You do have to swap out the frames to make a Passat seat fit in either a Golf or Jetta.
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Thank you sir for the insight.
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