Fold Flat Passenger Seat

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Fold Flat Passenger Seat

Post by spiffy1001 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:38 am

I have a 2009 Base model. I am really regretting not getting the fold flat passenger seat. Is that even an after market option?
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Re: Fold Flat Passenger Seat (spiffy1001)

Post by jake75 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:52 am

To get that on the '09 I think you would have had to buy a 2.4L. I suppose you could buy a fold flat seat - probably expensive. I looked at buying the captains chairs to replace the bench seat in my '07 T&C SWB and I think they were going to be $900 each. Maybe a junkyard? But junkyard prices are not cheap either.
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Re: Fold Flat Passenger Seat (spiffy1001)

Post by fartlekman » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:20 am

I also have the 1.8 base model...why should I be missing the fold flat passenger seat?

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Re: Fold Flat Passenger Seat (fartlekman)

Post by L5K » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:24 am

This seems strange that they ever left it out. Wouldn't it be cheaper to only produce one passenger seat for the Vibe instead of two?
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Re: Fold Flat Passenger Seat (L5K)

Post by jake75 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:55 am

Quote, originally posted by L5K »This seems strange that they ever left it out. Wouldn't it be cheaper to only produce one passenger seat for the Vibe instead of two?Ah my friend, you will never make it in marketing at an auto company!
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Post by L5K » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:59 am

Exactly my point. Automakers are in trouble. Things like this, while not the cause, are also not part of the solution.
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Post by star_deceiver » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:47 am

That's why they put all the hardware for fog lights except the lights themselves... The joys of marketing and convincing others of what you should have!
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Post by leemur » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:47 pm

remember the side airbags are in the front seats. You'll need an 09/10 flipdown seat. I thought about how I'd have to have 09/10 leather seats if I ever went leather.
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Post by j42.snyder » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:22 pm

For 2010 it was possible to get the fold down seat with the 1.8 - but it was part of a separate package that included the cargo organizer and cover in the back.For me, on the '09 it was one of several deciding factors to go with the 2.4. I've used it to haul some 8ft lumber a couple of times now.Interestingly though - I don't think most dealers were aware of the separate option when they ordered their 2010's for stock. I looked at about 15 cars, and none of them were ordered with the cargo package.Of course, this is for Canadian cars only - U.S. may be entirely different. Almost pointless information now anyway.John

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Re: Fold Flat Passenger Seat

Post by AmieCombs » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:22 am

So, I "upgraded" this month to the 2009 vibe from a 2003, and just realized that the front seat doesn't fold flat....agggh. I still have my 2003. Anyone know if the front seat from he 2003 will fit in here?

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