- Buick Ownership
- Regal TourX
Been loving my Tour X for over 1,000 miles now, but one of my biggest complaints was the seat. Yes, they are great seats and are infinitely adjustable, but I developed a "hot spot" on my left hip. I admit it, I am not a small man (6'2", 280 lbs) so I barely fit comfortably in a Regal as it is. Took a while to notice that the plastic bolster on the outboard side of the bottom cusion was digging into the side of my thigh and was making driving much less enjoyable. I tried to ignore it, shift around, try hundreds of positions etc., but no good solutions. After inspecting thoroughly and deciding nothing could be done cleanly with it mounted, I decided to pull the seat and see if I could trim down the trim. Seat came out remarkably easy with only one connector and four big bolts. Disassembling the side switches and trim was a bit more delicate, but everything was logical and came apart nice. I ended up taking off about 1/4" of the plastic trim as well as bending the thick metal wire that holds the trim in place to the seat. I figure I got about another 1/2" overall width on the seat. I put it all back together and my problem has almost entirely disappeared!! Its amazing how such a little thing can make such a big difference.