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i have a 2008 cobalt lt sedan and i swear....the seats are the most uncomfortable things i have ever sat on in my life. it absolutely sickens me that chevrolet couldnt at least have given their customers some decent seats. of all the features to focus on...you;d figure the fact that you could at least be comfortable in the car wouldve crossed their pathetic minds anyways i cant bear the pain anymore...does anyone know where i can get some nice comfortable seats to switch with the cobalts standard cloth pieces of trash?
 

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do you have side impact airbags? That may be the reason, either that or after 07 they started using really stiff seats. My old man has an 08' aveo and his are unbearable!
 

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I find the 08 Cobalt seats VERY comfortable. My wife has the "top of the line" Pontiac Grand Prix" and I can't stand to drive that downtown without being miserable. I also occasionally suffer from a previous lower back strain.
I am quessing you have the standard cloth seats? Try to locate someone with a 2008 Sport (SS) with the LEATHER seats and drive them the same as you drive yours. I think you will see a BIG difference.
If this works, locate 2008 Cobalt Sport complete seats (not just the leather covers!) in a parts yard and will bolt right in. Some will let you "trade in" your like new seats as a credit for the leather ones.
There are outside vendors that sell entire seats, but may require aftermarket fabrication to install and they lean more to racing style seats. Great for the track, but may provide a lot less daily driving comfort than what you have now. The price will most likely be less than desireable too.
Let me know how this turns out for you.

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if you are concern about being uncomfortable.At autozone they have a padding to put on your seat that has the Chevy logo,it cost 20 dollars,I didn't but it but thats the only thing I can really think of,or I know they have seats where it has gel type paddings in the seat covers,my brother had those for his 92 mustang gt.If you can find those then you're set,they are extremely comfortable.
 

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thanks for the info . these standard cloth seats are really killin my back. i think chevy gave up alot of sales because of these seats. too bad
 

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did you sit in the seats before you bought the car? i found mine to be quite comfortable in my 06 2.2 when i had it. seat adjusted up and down, had the adjustable lumbar, and i don't see how they can't be comfortable if you adjust them properly.
 

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Mine was OK until it recently started to collapse under my massive 170 lb weight.
It sinks towards where the cushion meets the back, the longer I drive the more it sinks.

The Astra is supposed to have better seats, Chevy should have used those , not to mention the Astras telescoping steering wheel. Everything GM does oversees gets dumbed down in the US and they wonder why sales are going down.
 

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I don't mind my seats but yeah if you take long trips or go to another state it becomes uncomfortable for sure,I say the seats in the cobalts are much better then the 99 nissan altima I own,but my first vehicle which was a 1989 Chevy celebrity station wagon had the most kick ass seats to sit in.Most people put in racing seats,because when you do a turn sometimes you move out of place and that sucks,I would put in racing seats still when I get the chance of finding the right price on a pair.
 

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Stock seats suck. They're uncomfortable and unsupportive. Corbeau buckets are what I went for...good price, FIA approval, and easy to install.
 

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I have a 06 LS model and with driving 107 miles one way to work, I find the seats really comfortable and with my 200 lbs body, my seats seem to be holding up really well.
 

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How much did you pay for them?
If you shop around you can get the Corbeau Forza I for $220-250 a piece, the custom sliders and brackets from Corbeau will cost you about $100 a piece. They're not cheap but far from the most expensive, I also did the install myself to save money.

One piece of advice though...when Corbeau welded the four front pieces of sheetmetal onto the front of the sliders, it looks like they used a poorly designed weld jig. You can see where the welders laid a bead and then the sheetmetal naturally pulled out to the sides. You will need a mallet to rework them slightly to fit into the stock slots in the floor of the Cobalt. Also, grease the sliders a little, it will help them work smoothly.
 
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