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Offline Waqas

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VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« on: 18 August 2009, 11:57 »
Hi i bought a golf 1.8 gti turbo, i didn't notice this when i bought the car but it didn't have recaro badges on the seats.  But they look exactly the same.  So im not sure if they are replicas, but the only thing is that they have heated seats and the car had one owner from new.  A bit odd i knw.

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #1 on: 18 August 2009, 13:59 »
If they say recaro they are, if not they're not.


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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #2 on: 18 August 2009, 14:11 »
Surely you have the VW "sport" seats? They do indeed look the same as the recaros as far as i am concerned, and i think VW introduced them from 2001 onwards?
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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #3 on: 18 August 2009, 14:16 »
Surely you have the VW "sport" seats? They do indeed look the same as the recaros as far as i am concerned, and i think VW introduced them from 2001 onwards?

Do they?? Look at the side bolsters and the headrests  :wink:

Recaro's



but as already been said - no Recaro on the seat then they ain't Recaro

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #4 on: 18 August 2009, 14:16 »
yh waffs right there VW's version of sport seats.. to be honest they are the same as recaros just without the badge .. same comfort level  :smiley:
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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #5 on: 18 August 2009, 14:19 »
yh waffs right there VW's version of sport seats.. to be honest they are the same as recaros just without the badge .. same comfort level  :smiley:

Really??  :huh: i found the sports seats, whilst comfy, they don't offer the same level of support as the Recaro's

Its possibly the best £150 i've spent on my car

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #6 on: 18 August 2009, 14:36 »
when i was test driving other mk4s gti's without the recaros there was a big difference in support, around the bends etc...

once you go recaro you wont go back  :grin:

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #7 on: 18 August 2009, 20:09 »
my twisted spine can confirm that the 'sports' seats are no where near as supportive as the recaros i had in my old GTI. Reeeeally need to get those out and swapped for something that doesn't make me walk like a 90 yr old man after a long drive.

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #8 on: 18 August 2009, 20:13 »
my twisted spine can confirm that the 'sports' seats are no where near as supportive as the recaros i had in my old GTI. Reeeeally need to get those out and swapped for something that doesn't make me walk like a 90 yr old man after a long drive.

there's a set of heated Anni seats either in the classifieds here or on ukmkiv

bloke wants silly money for them mind!

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Re: VW Golf mk4 Recaro seats without badges
« Reply #9 on: 18 August 2009, 20:15 »
im thinking pair of 911 seats up front and junk the rears completely.. more room for tools that way :laugh: