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I have a 01 Bora, TDi SE and the headrests are the most uncomfortable things. Are there any direct replacements that won't look out of place with the material/trim?
 

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Are your headrests the type with the hole in the middle (as in you can see through them)? If so, a set of Bora Sport headrests are a better feel on the back of the neck as they're a solid "roll" type.
 

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headrests are infact head restraints, and aren't for "resting your head on", so to speak, while driving

they're designed to stop your head falling off in the event of an accident
Ah, thanks for that. Still, most of us do rest our heads on them and most headrests are designed with a little more comfort in mind!
 

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Are your headrests the type with the hole in the middle (as in you can see through them)? If so, a set of Bora Sport headrests are a better feel on the back of the neck as they're a solid "roll" type.
Yeah those are the ones. Will look out for some Sport ones. Thanks for the help!
 

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Are your headrests the type with the hole in the middle (as in you can see through them)? If so, a set of Bora Sport headrests are a better feel on the back of the neck as they're a solid "roll" type.
Thanks :) Will look for some Sport ones. Thanks for the help.
 

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headrests are infact head restraints, and aren't for "resting your head on", so to speak, while driving

they're designed to stop your head falling off in the event of an accident
Ah, thanks for that. Still, most of us do rest our heads on them and most headrests are designed with a little more comfort in mind!
I would like to know who "most of us" are? I dont know anyone or have seen anyone driving this way, if your head is tired I suggest you pull over and take a break, sounds dangerous! They are a saftey feature to protect your neck mainly from a rear end shunt. On a lighter note you could always advertise them for a swap for Golf ones.
 

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headrests are infact head restraints, and aren't for "resting your head on", so to speak, while driving

they're designed to stop your head falling off in the event of an accident
Ah, thanks for that. Still, most of us do rest our heads on them and most headrests are designed with a little more comfort in mind!
I would like to know who "most of us" are? I dont know anyone or have seen anyone driving this way, if your head is tired I suggest you pull over and take a break, sounds dangerous! They are a saftey feature to protect your neck mainly from a rear end shunt. On a lighter note you could always advertise them for a swap for Golf ones.
I never actually mentioned resting ones head whilst driving. The problem of comfort became apparent when I was a passenger in the car and it was something my wife had already mentioned to me after being a passenger. The driver's seat isn't the only one with a head restraint/rest.

Golf ones sound like a good option. Thanks :)
 

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Are your headrests the type with the hole in the middle (as in you can see through them)? If so, a set of Bora Sport headrests are a better feel on the back of the neck as they're a solid "roll" type.

rustynuts iv got a bora sport and mine have the holes in mate
 

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I've never been happy with the triangle design head rests as they are not big enough. In a crash your head is likely to hit it and be directed either direction rather than support and cushion the blow. For that reason I replaced mine with golf ones. If you keep your eyes open for them they do pop up on ebay, normally the full seats. I got mine for £20 including the seats.

They still sit too far from your head for safety but atleast is a start.
 

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imo the ones with holes would be safer coz they would catch your head in them

the golf 1's would not be that good imo coz your head would probly snap up and over them ...that just my opinion tho mate
 

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If you head was the size of a fist and you were hit directly behind then the standard bora ones would have been ok. move your head 1" left or right then the triangle shape would allow your head to roll and move sideways.

The golf ones (set correctly, not in the lowest setting) allow you to have your 12" area where your head could be cushioned.

The MkiV was rated poor for head restraint due to the excessive gap between the head rest and head. anyone who has driven a Saab from the same time will notice the difference.

I've driven 140,000 miles in a Bora with Golf head rests and to be honest i never want to find out if I am wrong.
 

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mine, for some reason, has solid restraints as opposed to hollow ones, they dont look to have been a replacement that i know of, mine's a 1999 1.6s

previous owner had the car 9 years prior to my ownership so there's always a chance he's had them changed very early on
 

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Are your headrests the type with the hole in the middle (as in you can see through them)? If so, a set of Bora Sport headrests are a better feel on the back of the neck as they're a solid "roll" type.

rustynuts iv got a bora sport and mine have the holes in mate
Both my Sports had roll type headrests. They were fitted in a 2002 and a 2004 model. VW must've changed the spec at some point.
 
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