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      12-01-2019 12:03 AM #101
      Definitely awesome. You don't even KNOW how hot your ass is until you flip the switch sometimes.
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      12-01-2019 12:12 AM #102
      Totally worth it. So much so that I can’t see myself buying another car without them.

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      12-01-2019 12:14 AM #103
      For the two months out of the year I would use them they're nice, but I don't think I would specifically option them if they weren't bundled with something I wanted.

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      12-01-2019 12:21 AM #104
      I’ve been in cars that they were great.

      The 4Runner Limited we own has them and they are weak. Barely noticeable and disappointment in general. YMMV

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      12-01-2019 09:03 AM #105
      I won't have another daily driver without them ever again. They are glorious.

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      12-01-2019 10:19 AM #106
      When it's humid, you'll wish you had ventilated seats.
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    8. 12-01-2019 08:40 PM #107
      In hot humid areas like SFL they are great. Especially on “high end” trims where its leather. Stuff does not breathe at all. If you sit down sweaty youll stay sweaty. Not nearly a problem on cloth seats where you cant get and dont need it.

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      12-02-2019 11:33 PM #108
      Haven't had a lot of experience with these -

      A friends S4 I drove had impressive seat cooling. Like WOOOOOSH - things are all good - kinda cooling.
      Drove a Lexus GX460 and I could notice some cooling but not like the Audi's.


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      12-03-2019 10:54 AM #109
      they are worth it and i would preference a daily driver that has them.
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      12-03-2019 10:58 AM #110
      I went from 0 of my cars having ventilated seats for 22 yrs in the Carolinas to now 2 cars having them (both which work very well), and it's a night and day difference in driving comfort. Totally worth it. If I had to buy a new car and cooled seats was a $1K+ standalone option...I wouldn't even blink.

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      12-03-2019 11:01 AM #111
      I've had cars with and without them. When the seats are hot they blow hot air, rendering them kind of useless. I've found it's better to get light interior/exterior colors and tinted windows. If they were actually cooled with refrigerant I think they'd be worth it but personally I wouldn't let them sway purchasing decisions.

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      12-03-2019 11:16 AM #112
      The Jeep has these. Eh, they're ok. Nice in the summer with a t-shirt on, but if I wear anything thicker, I can't feel anything. I like the heated steering wheel MUCH more.

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      12-03-2019 11:33 AM #113
      Bought the wife a Subaru Ascent with ventilated seats back in September when it was still 100F outside here. Can confirm that they are really nice in hot/humid climates, and never felt like they were just blowing hot air (even though I believe the Ascent's seats are just ventilated, not actively cooled). It's a feature that should be offered more widely.

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      12-03-2019 11:41 AM #114
      I'm not a large person, nor do I sweat a lot. I have given them a try in the summer and I was freezing my ass off. No thanks.
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