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Your car’s seats do more than just pro­vide a place to perch your arse, they also af­fect how your car feels and looks. We high­light nine of the best seats at three dif­fer­ent price points to help you de­cide what’s best for you

FEW UP­GRADES CAN HAVE AS DRA­MATIC AN EF­FECT ON THE DRIV­ING EX­PE­RI­ENCE AS AFTER­MAR­KET SEATS, SO HERE WE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE FRESHEST OP­TIONS ON THE MAR­KET…

It’s amaz­ing just how much the tan­gi­ble items in a car’s cabin can af­fect your driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Up­grad­ing your steer­ing wheel and gear knob to suede and ti­ta­nium parts re­spec­tively can turn your daily driver into a track weapon…in your head, any­way. But with­out doubt the big­gest game changer you can carry out is up­grad­ing your seats.

The re­vised seat­ing po­si­tion of a sport seat with firmer bol­sters can give you bet­ter con­trol, par­tic­u­larly at high speeds, while a bucket seat keeps you firmly in place at all times. They also fea­ture slots which al­low the use of race har­nesses, and some are even FIA ap­proved.

An­other key ben­e­fit of after­mar­ket seats is the weight sav­ing. Have you ever re­moved the stock seats from your car? The chances are they’re crazy heavy! In some in­stances, re­plac­ing these with light­weight seats can be more ben­e­fi­cial

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