January was not a busy month for our long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus. It did ferry one of our editors between auto company cocktail hours and dinners during the week of the Detroit Auto Show, but for the latter half of the month it wasn’t driven all that much. But that’s good news, because our Equus spent quite a bit of time at LaFontaine Hyundai, in Dearborn, Michigan, receiving a long-awaited repair to the driver’s seat.
As we wind down its year in the WorldCarsNews fleet, we also saw fit to address some cosmetic damage to the front fascia and have our 22,500-mile service completed. While the service was free, the “minor” scrape on the lower corner of the bumper skirt set us back some $669.25. Our time with the Equus ends in just a few weeks, which means we’ll only have limited time to enjoy the now-comfortable seat. This has been one of our biggest issues with the car, and to have it finally fixed after all this time is so wonderful that some editors are grumbling that they won’t have the chance to get back in the car again.
We do wish, however, that the seat bottom wasn’t made to look even more worn by the contrast of the brand new seat back. At least we don’t have to look at it while we drive around enjoying the comfort of the now-working back massager.