Possible to share the link to the video? I’m still trying to find the best way in/out without stressing the leather, doors panels and of course, look as cool as possible. Thanks.
Mate, at my age I don't care if I look cool getting in or out--I'm just happy to be able to do it
. Before I purchased my Boxster a woman at the gym said, "Not a good choice, it's too hard to get in and out." I replied, "After my test drive I don't care. I'll get in if I have to crawl."
I can't remember the exact video but it was a longer YouTube video about Porsches that had those instructions as a short sequence--maybe a Chris Harris? I don't think the video showed the process, there was a fair bit of "talking heads".
It went something like:
Stand with back to the car or side on facing forward.
Put your hand on the side bolster of the seat back and use your arm muscles to control the sitting.
Back to seat--sit. Side on--put one leg in and then twist to sit with back to passenger door. (Personally I get sort of half backwards/side on, put one leg in, lean gently forward and use the door armrest for stability and to stop clothes abrading the seat back as I sit.)
Rotate bum on seat until facing forward.
Reverse for getting out.
(Depending on how wide I can get the door on exit I may use the door sill to push on rather than the seat back.)
Once I found what worked for me (shortish and fattish and old
) it proved easy, and after 23,000 km the seats are as new.