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    1. 06-20-2013 11:25 PM #1
      Seems like a great feature, at least on paper. Any real life experiences?


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      06-20-2013 11:28 PM #2
      Awesome for black seats. My CTS-V had them and they were awesome on some days.

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      06-20-2013 11:31 PM #3
      Awesome.

      If your a person who even sweats a little, it's a godsend.

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      06-20-2013 11:33 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      Awesome for black seats. My CTS-V had them and they were awesome on some days.
      Agree they are awesome on hot/humid days.

      You got rid of the CTS-V? What's next?

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      06-20-2013 11:36 PM #6
      This is a feature that should be as ubiquitous as heated seats. I am a mutant that never gets sweaty armpits. No, instead, I get the perpetual lumbar sweats in the summer instead. I often drive like I am sitting on a bucket, just to get airflow between my shirt and the seatback.
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      06-20-2013 11:36 PM #7
      use to valet cars, honestly this feature feels amazing on a hot day park the car and sit in it for like 5min enjoy it. having to run none stop through a lot at 12 noon on a 100 plus summer day. id fight some one to park a car a knew had them.

    9. 06-20-2013 11:36 PM #8
      We have them in our CTS and they are AWESOME! You don't realize how hot leather seats get until you ride in another car without the cooled seats.

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      06-20-2013 11:37 PM #9
      I've used the ones in the BMW 5GT on a hot summer day and it was perfection
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      06-20-2013 11:43 PM #10
      Is swamp-ass really an issue for any vehicle with air conditioning?

      You see, the only vehicle have I ever experienced it in is an A/C-less LLV [aka Mail truck] ..but those things have an uncanny ability to be ungodly hot in even pleasant warm weather.

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      06-20-2013 11:48 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Agree they are awesome on hot/humid days.

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      06-20-2013 11:54 PM #12
      Awesome. Wish I had them.
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      06-20-2013 11:55 PM #13
      Awesome. I tried them out on the Kia Optima that we test drove, and it felt fan-fcking-tastic. Would have been really nice for those drives into work when it's already 75-80 degrees with 95% humidity at 6am...
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      06-21-2013 12:12 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Zunflower View Post
      Is swamp-ass really an issue for any vehicle with air conditioning?
      Yes it is. Take a black leather car, park it outside in full summer sun for several hours in a hot, humid environment (like 1/3 of the southern US), get into that car and crank the AC as much as you want/like...and you'll still stick to the seats no matter how good your AC is. My buddy has them in his E550 and they are great...and the next DD I buy will have them.

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      06-21-2013 12:16 AM #15
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      06-21-2013 12:18 AM #16
      Absolutely loved them on both of our Saab 9-5s!

    18. 06-21-2013 12:24 AM #17
      no swamp donkey they are great
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      06-21-2013 12:25 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      Awesome.

      If your a person who even sweats a little, it's a godsend.
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      06-21-2013 12:32 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Agree they are awesome on hot/humid days.

      You got rid of the CTS-V? What's next?
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    21. 06-21-2013 12:37 AM #20
      think of it like this

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      06-21-2013 12:43 AM #21
      This is one feature I really wish my next car has. The ones I've used (Lexus) have been awesome. My back is dry even on triple digit days in the summer. Being in socal, I'd rather have this than heated seats.

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      06-21-2013 12:45 AM #22
      My mom has them in her A8L and they're awesome. As a person that runs hot, it's an awesome feature to have. No more swamp ass.

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      06-21-2013 12:48 AM #23
      I never really cared for new techy stuff in cars... Sweet and simple is all I needed, but now that I have ventilated seats I don't know if I could go back. Now if I could just get some of those new massaging seats...

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      06-21-2013 01:02 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
      Be gone, swampass!
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      06-21-2013 01:05 AM #25
      I had them on my m45. I've gone through a couple cars since then and now I think they're mandatory for my next one.

      Really keeps your junk nice and fresh.

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