Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Car: 2011 2.5 Outback 6MT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sorry to hear about your back issues with the seat! I find my '11 to be comfortable but on occasion I wish it was a little differently shaped or had the lumbar support that higher-end models of the Outback have (I have a base model).
I personally can't think of anything else that may change your issue regarding aftermarket products or adjustments to the existing system. Perhaps instead of taking a massive hit on trading the car for an older version or a different make all together, make a stop at your doctor to get a checkup and let him/her know what's happening. The problem could be stemming more with a new health issue (may have started with the new seat or is made noticeable with the new seat).
Who knows, a quick visit to the doctor or chiropractor might be easier and better for your finances than trading in a brand new car.
[2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i 6MT, Base, Pearl White Metallic]
[Mods/Additions/Changes] Yakima Holdup Bike Rack, Curt 2" Hitch, 19mm Rear Sway Bar, Rear Bumper Cover, Fumoto Valve, Plastidipped grill and hubcaps, Firestone Destination LE2 tires, debadged rear gate, RallyArmor red-logo mud flaps.
[Previous Subies] 1997 Subaru Outback 4AT, 2009 Subaru Legacy 5MT, 2011 Subaru Outback 6MT.