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Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS #4699840
03/19/18 02:14 PM
03/19/18 02:14 PM
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Cincinnati, OH USA
CincyDavid Offline OP
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My kids always heckle me for renting the cheapest turd I can get at the Alamo counter, so I thought I'd mix it up and rent a luxury car this past week in Siesta Key. Got a charcoal gray with black leather Cadillac XTS with 4 miles on the odometer...I was the first renter. Nice enough car, aside from the dumb CUE system and the big wrinkle in the leather on the front passenger seat, but the one feature I really liked was the ventilated seats...bun warmers are fine, but the ability of the fan to cool my behind and back quickly was almost magical.

Truth be known, I would have been perfectly content with an Impala like I got last time, but I'll be on the lookout for ventilated seats the next time I get a new car.


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Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: CincyDavid] #4699846
03/19/18 02:18 PM
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CincyDavid Offline OP
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Here's a pic of the passenger seat...it would drive me bonkers to look at that every day.


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Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: CincyDavid] #4699850
03/19/18 02:21 PM
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Sloppy sewing of the cover...


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Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: CincyDavid] #4699853
03/19/18 02:21 PM
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Heated/ventilated seqlats are the bee's knees.

And I would not have accepted delivery of the car with the seat looking like that. It may be why it ended up a rental.


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Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: CincyDavid] #4699856
03/19/18 02:22 PM
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What was it salesman said in that TV show "Are you being served", " it will ride up with wear". LOL
That wouldn't bother me too much if at all.


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Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: CincyDavid] #4699869
03/19/18 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: CincyDavid

Here's a pic of the passenger seat...it would drive me bonkers to look at that every day.


Jeez, did you tip the Caddy on its roof??
;^)

My FXT has a leather flaw that looks suspiciously like a cow's...exit port right in the middle of the passenger's seat. I wouldn't be surprised if this is why a highly optioned car was sitting on a dealer's lot waiting for me, it doesn't bother me and I actually think it's kind of funny. I was told a story about salesman ordering my car and leaving before it was delivered, but I'd bet it was rejected because of the leather.


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Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: CincyDavid] #4699870
03/19/18 02:30 PM
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You can get them in a used car too. The Mercedes 2007-2014 E550 had them as standard.

Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: CincyDavid] #4699872
03/19/18 02:31 PM
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wish more cars down south offered a hot weather package kinda like audi with ventilated seats especailly since most interiors are dark

Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: CincyDavid] #4699938
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One of the nicest features on my Wifes RAM, not to mention the heated steering wheel for us old guys with arthritic fingers...


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Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: CincyDavid] #4699955
03/19/18 04:09 PM
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You can get them on a Kia Soul.


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Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: CincyDavid] #4699969
03/19/18 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: CincyDavid


Here's a pic of the passenger seat...it would drive me bonkers to look at that every day.


$50,000 car crzy
and the Quality Assurance let it out of the factory.

Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: Alfred_B] #4700028
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Originally Posted By: Alfred_B
Originally Posted By: CincyDavid


Here's a pic of the passenger seat...it would drive me bonkers to look at that every day.


$50,000 car crzy
and the Quality Assurance let it out of the factory.



It looks like Quality Assurance sat down and had a long nap.


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Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: CincyDavid] #4700488
03/20/18 08:21 AM
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CincyDavid Offline OP
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I got on the Cadillac website, and this trim level stickers for $53k...of course out the door it would probably be a lot less.


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Re: Ventilated seats, Cadillac XTS [Re: Alfred_B] #4700783
03/20/18 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: Alfred_B
Originally Posted By: CincyDavid


Here's a pic of the passenger seat...it would drive me bonkers to look at that every day.


$50,000 car crzy
and the Quality Assurance let it out of the factory.


No doubt! For 50 grand it better be perfect!


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