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It might be a feature they're saving for the Si model since it does help to create the sort of experience people are expecting in an Si, with trims below i've noticed people don't care so much for powered seats although its appreciated.
 

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I sat in a touring coupe, it had manual seat adjustment. They saved the power seats and heated rear seats for the sedan models. this might account partially for the touring coupe's lower price than the sedan.
 

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A long with rear headroom this actually turned me off the coupe. A pump handle eesh
Keep in mind some of us like the coupe's styling (low roof line), and prefer the manual seat up/down adjustment (less weight and complexity) over the motors and gears of power adjustment. As primary daily driver, I won't be adjusting this very often.
 

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On a Lotus forum I frequent it's being discussed that purists expect manual seats on a true sports car.
One valid point I remember seeing made is the fact most sports cars are just for one individual, so there's little reason to have adjustable seats. It's going to be very rare you need to adjust it. Aside from friends and family that get some seat time, from time to time, it will be people at the dealership, valets, and that's it.
 

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It's not that hard to adjust a seat manually unless you share the car and have to do it everyday. Then that'll just annoying even if it is a power seat but most fo the time you'll just make the seat suit your dimensions and be done with it.

At least the front seats are still heated.
 

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I will point out however that powerseats have one big benefit and that's the fact you can fine tune your seat position, manual seats have a set number of notches you have to choose from, and for some people that might not be perfect but just good enough. If comfort is a big thing to you, power seats should be up for consideration.
 

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You do make a good point about the perfect adjustments. Maybe the power seats will make an appearance in the Civic Hatchback since it's more of a utility vehicle compared to the coupe but it's too late for the civic Coupe to get it.
 

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Hopefully the Type R version doesn't get it because that will be weird but if they do it anyway I'll understand since these days it seems like people expect it these days as a standard feature in high end trims. But I think the Focus RS doesn't have it, so that might give us some hope that Honda will do the same thing.
 
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