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      07-20-2010 05:28 PM #1
      Which new cars have air conditioned seats available as an option?

      And which really have chillers and which are just fans?
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      07-20-2010 05:42 PM #2
      2011 Kia Optima (both front seats)
      2011 Kia Sportage (both front seats)
      Nissan Maxima (drivers seat only)
      Hyundai Genesis (drivers seat only)
      Ford Taurus (both front seats)
      Infiniti M (both front seats)
      Lexus GS (both front seats)
      Cadillac CTS (both front seats)

      ....and many, many more. I think most just blow air through the perforations in the leather, expect for maybe the CTS and M. The air in those felt downright friggid to me. The ones in my GS were a nice touch, but felt pretty weak on the hottest days of the year.
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      07-20-2010 05:46 PM #3
      Hyundai is adding this to the 2011 Tucson, Veracruz, Genesis (both front seats) and Equus. Sonata gets it for 2012, IIRC.

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      07-20-2010 05:48 PM #4
      As I recall, the Taurus has ventilated/massaging front seats optional.

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      07-20-2010 05:51 PM #5
      Also, Buick Lacrosse, Enclave. And GMC Acadia. They get nice and cool, and are extremely nice for keeping your leather cool in hot weather such as So Cal.

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      07-20-2010 06:07 PM #8
      all the D class cars have them, some for the rear seats as well.

      all the japanese luxury makes offer them in several vehicles. (Acura/Infiniti/Lexus).

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      07-20-2010 06:07 PM #9
      VR6 CC has this for 2011. Have not tried it out yet though.

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      07-20-2010 06:39 PM #10
      the new dodge ram has them.....first time i've seen them in a truck.

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      07-20-2010 06:41 PM #11
      2011 Volkswagen CC VR6 executive will have them standard

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    14. 07-20-2010 07:13 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by iPinch View Post
      2011 Volkswagen CC VR6 executive will have them standard
      Well, for over $40k it oughta...
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      07-20-2010 07:27 PM #16
      2011 CC VR6 EXECUTIVE $39,990 + dest (includes 4motion standard)

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      Quote Originally Posted by iPinch View Post
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    18. 07-20-2010 07:40 PM #18
      Let's not forget the newly updated 2011 Toyota Avalon. The Tundra has them as well. And I'm sure the Sequoia does too, if the Tundra has them.

    19. 07-20-2010 08:24 PM #19
      New Audi A8 has air con seats but it draws air away from you rather than blowing air out of the seat.

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      07-20-2010 08:35 PM #20
      If this gets derailed into a VW pricing thread I'm gonna strike down upon thee with a furious vengeance.
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      07-20-2010 08:55 PM #21
      My parent's 2003 Navigator has 'em. Thought they were pretty cool back then, and probably ahead of their time a bit.

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      07-20-2010 09:03 PM #22
      AirConditioned seats have become my second favorite option, tonight behind seat heaters

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      07-20-2010 09:34 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by XracerX View Post
      the new dodge ram has them.....first time i've seen them in a truck.
      F-350 also has them , rode in one two weeks ago with them .

      My balls got chilly

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      07-20-2010 09:44 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      Which new cars have air conditioned seats available as an option?

      And which really have chillers and which are just fans?
      Hot day, huh?

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      07-20-2010 09:50 PM #25
      I wish every car had this option. I'd use it non-stop. I always have to pry myself off of the seat.

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      07-20-2010 09:58 PM #26
      Do these seats simply have a vent from the normal AC, or is it some type of specialized/specific system? Basically, I want to know if I can retrofit it
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      07-20-2010 10:05 PM #27
      I drove my fiancee's great great uncle's Cadillac DTS around Florida and it had them. Wonderful in that climate with leather. People seem to love a cool keister, myself included.

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      07-20-2010 11:01 PM #28
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      Offer cooled seats with fans. I have them and they are great
      IS F has heated only as seats are designed differently

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      Offer cooled seats with A/C. Big difference!

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      07-21-2010 09:33 AM #29
      New Saabs or Volvos? Saab 9-5's had blower seats forever; but have they made it into the 9-3?
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      07-21-2010 10:42 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by kai_ascencio View Post
      Also, Buick Lacrosse, Enclave. And GMC Acadia. They get nice and cool, and are extremely nice for keeping your leather cool in hot weather such as So Cal.
      The Lucerne also has that option as well.
      Agree on it being a really usefull option.

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      07-21-2010 10:46 AM #31
      My next car will have air conditioned seats if I remain in Florida. My question is, does the air flow on the back too or just on the bottom? I got in my Jeep and within a minute, my back was drenched like I laid my back into a swimming pool. It was gross.

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      07-21-2010 10:48 AM #32
      Is there a luxury marque that does not offer them at least as an option? I'm curious what cars equipped with this option are available for under $30k personally. For example, is it possible to equip an Avalan with air conditioned seats for under $30k?

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      07-21-2010 11:02 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by masa8888 View Post
      Is there a luxury marque that does not offer them at least as an option? I'm curious what cars equipped with this option are available for under $30k personally. For example, is it possible to equip an Avalan with air conditioned seats for under $30k?
      I think a base Avalon is a bit over that price to start with.

      I just looked, 33k to start, not a cooled seat in the house.
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      07-21-2010 11:06 AM #34
      I drove an XC70 T6 that had them. You can heat and vent the seats at the same time...not sure why you would want to.

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      07-21-2010 11:08 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by masa8888 View Post
      Is there a luxury marque that does not offer them at least as an option? I'm curious what cars equipped with this option are available for under $30k personally. For example, is it possible to equip an Avalan with air conditioned seats for under $30k?
      I don't think Acuras have them. Hell they dont have rain sensing wipers and a lot of other basics.

      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      My next car will have air conditioned seats if I remain in Florida. My question is, does the air flow on the back too or just on the bottom? I got in my Jeep and within a minute, my back was drenched like I laid my back into a swimming pool. It was gross.
      Depends on the brand. On lexus its the seat and lower back. I'm geting old I don't want to want a LS but the seats are superb and the A/C seats are marvelous compared to the fans in my GS.

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