I bet I would! But that's the problem. The first mainline manufacturer to pay attention to warm climates with options like cooled seats will see an up in option percentage sales. I promise. I would've definitely sprung for them had they been offered. It is insufferable here in the summer, no matter how good your A/C is. You will likely have a sweat stained shirt when you get home from work in nearly any car with leather and without shaded parking at work.Move up here to Michigan and you'll worship them!
Now THAT would be cool. Ha ha.194 is freaking hot! I wonder if they could at least develop some sort of passive heat-exchanger system when a car is parked between the interior and the air around and under the car. I would hope you could at least cut that 100-degree temp difference in half!
I'm guessing cost is part of the factor, but hopefully soon it'll be small enough to start adding (at least as an option) to lesser segment cars.I don't know why cooled seats are being so slowly adopted. The Lexus IS250/350 had them back in 2006 (rest of the Lexus lineup eventually got them), Cadillac added it to the CTS in 2008, and Kia included it in the Optima in 2011 (or whenever the redesign was). The 3 series, A4/A5, and G37 don't have them, which is disappointing. I'd rather have cooled seats make their way down to more standard vehicles (like the Focus/Focus ST!) than stuff like lane departure warning systems.
If they can put it in a Kia Optima, it can't be that expensive.I'm guessing cost is part of the factor, but hopefully soon it'll be small enough to start adding (at least as an option) to lesser segment cars.
I'm guessing that it *must* be more expensive than heated seats. Otherwise, why would manufacturers make one a standard nowadays and the other an exception?If they can put it in a Kia Optima, it can't be that expensive.
With black leather (BMW and Infiniti both had light grey leather), if I get the ST I'll probably have to purchase one of those sun shades for the windshield. Even in Wisconsin we had some 100+ degree days this summer.