Comfortable but annoyingly loud
This is my wife's chair, so I don't get to sit in it much. I did get the new Lancer reclining loveseat, though with room for the dogs. The biggest gripe with the Lancer is the LOUD bang every time the reliner is returned to the down position. I mean, it's alarming, annoying and downright ridiculous. If I hadn't ready a bunch of other reviews noting the same thing, I'd have though it was broken.
April 15, 2012
Lazboy is the best recliner. This is my second recliner. My first recliner lasted 20 years without any defects.
April 15, 2012
With any recliner, the key component - and the one which endures the most stress - is the reclining mechanism, and the reclining mechanism in the Lancer I purchased failed within 9 months. The problem was that a cheap plastic clip broke making it difficult to retract the ottoman fully. The way it was explained to me was that this was part of a new design which was intended to make the chair easier to repair. With the old design, if (when) the mechanism failed, they had to take the entire chair apart to effect the repair. With the new design, it is simply a matter of slipping in the new plastic clip, which only takes a few minutes. So in that regard, the chair is, indeed, much easier to repair. Unfortunately, the plastic clip is not strong enough to stand up to routine use for more than a few months. So while the chair is, indeed, easy to repair, you'll be needing to have it repaired once a year or so. In my opinion and considering that this was by far the most expensive of the three recliners I've owned, this is unacceptable and I would not have purchased it if I had known about this problem.
October 18, 2011