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What would you do?

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What would you do?

Wifey drives a 2013 crv. It's been paid off but she complains constantly about the seats and back pain. None of the seat contraptions she has bought Ihave helped. Trade in value is between 10-12k from multiple dealer qoutes. I could switch cars with her but I don't think I will drive it for more than a couple of years either.what would you do?

-trade it in now while it's hot

Or

-drive it as long as I can and sell it later?

Good seats are the only requirement.


Also the only cars I can find in the 20-25k range that have 12 way seat adjustments are Q5 and Tiguan highlines or 2017 Wolfsburgs. I'm hesitant to get another Audi and I'm not too sure about vw reliability
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azmongold wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 5:25 am
Wifey drives a 2013 crv. It's been paid off but she complains constantly about the seats and back pain. None of the seat contraptions she has bought Ihave helped. Trade in value is between 10-12k from multiple dealer qoutes. I could switch cars with her but I don't think I will drive it for more than a couple of years either.what would you do?

-trade it in now while it's hot

Or

-drive it as long as I can and sell it later?

Good seats are the only requirement.


Also the only cars I can find in the 20-25k range that have 12 way seat adjustments are Q5 and Tiguan highlines or 2017 Wolfsburgs. I'm hesitant to get another Audi and I'm not too sure about vw reliability

what would I do??.....trade in wife
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Unless you are willing to swap vehicles right now - get rid of it ASAP. Why would you even tolerate having your spouse in pain when there is an easy remedy?
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Are the seats failing? Or are they damaged? Has this problem recently occured? What makes you think that a new vehicle will help?
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yeah I would be reluctant to buy an entirely new car because she says the seats are uncomfortable. That's a pretty expensive change. The CRV has a decent amount of space as well. If she were driving a subcompact car I'd be thinking it could be the seat angle etc. But I have a feeling that if you swap out for a different vehicle in the same segment like you're suggesting then it'll just be a placebo. But if that's what makes her happy and stops her from complaining about it then I suppose you'll have to decide if it's worth 15k to swap out cars.
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azmongold wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 5:25 am
Wifey drives a 2013 crv. It's been paid off but she complains constantly about the seats and back pain. None of the seat contraptions she has bought Ihave helped. Trade in value is between 10-12k from multiple dealer qoutes. I could switch cars with her but I don't think I will drive it for more than a couple of years either.what would you do?

-trade it in now while it's hot

Or

-drive it as long as I can and sell it later?

Good seats are the only requirement.


Also the only cars I can find in the 20-25k range that have 12 way seat adjustments are Q5 and Tiguan highlines or 2017 Wolfsburgs. I'm hesitant to get another Audi and I'm not too sure about vw reliability
VW reliability = Audi reliability.

Traditionally Volvo and Nissan make great seats.
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azmongold wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 5:25 am
Wifey drives a 2013 crv. It's been paid off but she complains constantly about the seats and back pain. None of the seat contraptions she has bought Ihave helped. Trade in value is between 10-12k from multiple dealer qoutes. I could switch cars with her but I don't think I will drive it for more than a couple of years either.what would you do?

-trade it in now while it's hot

Or

-drive it as long as I can and sell it later?

Good seats are the only requirement.


Also the only cars I can find in the 20-25k range that have 12 way seat adjustments are Q5 and Tiguan highlines or 2017 Wolfsburgs. I'm hesitant to get another Audi and I'm not too sure about vw reliability
Get a cadillac.
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Is there a trim line above your CRV with better seats? Interior colour can make this a real hunt but many people upgrade seats on vehicles with scrap yard/parts out purchases. Did this on a civic, we installed heated seats I need to wire.
There's a lot of youtube vids on installing seats, it can be complicated depending on wiring for air bag sensors etc....should go without saying but battery is disconnected before touching wiring. Google on it, probably only feasable if there is an updated CRV seat or Accord that is plug&play.
I recall there are a lot of complaints on honda forums about CRV seats, posts calling them the worst seats going so its not just your wife.
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Pete_Coach wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 7:40 am
Are the seats failing? Or are they damaged? Has this problem recently occured? What makes you think that a new vehicle will help?
The seats have always been that way from the start, not the most comfy to me either. We have a Q7 and she doesn't complain about that but that car is too big. If I could just swap for a same year or older car with similar mileage but better seats I would but it seems like i'm gonna have to eat the 15k and try another.
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trade your wife with another one that has her own car.
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Most SUV/CUVs have really crappy seats compared to my BMW's manual sport seat. It's like they're made for 300lb Americans. Way too flat and way too hard.
OP, maybe there's some aftermarket seat you could install? Or a more comfy seat from another Honda that's compatible.
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Find a car-seat upholsterer. Have your wife explain what is going on, what her issues are and have them make a custom seat, or a cover with adjustments. I used to work for a shop who did that line of work and in the end only had happy customers. I don't think any other car will solve the issues if you have back issues.
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Get your wife checked out @ some sort of hysiknor back specialist.

A normal healthy adult shouldnt have too much pain when sitting down. It could be a sign of hyper tension, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes etc etc.

Or it could just be complaints... you could get custom seat rest with amazing lumbar support and bolstering. Many insurance plans actually cover this.
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Your CRV is now 5+ years old so it's time for a new/upgrade car anyways. Might as well do it.

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