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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
Are they worth it? I'd imagine they're expensive to retrofit, and that's if you can find a pair. As mentioned they're either on or off and I can't say mine heat up particularly quickly, mine take a good 5 minutes before I can feel any heat in my backside, at that point I'll turn it off through fear of burning out the switch.
I don't tell passengers it's got heated seats as, from the driver's position, you can't see whether it's been left on....which will burn out the switch.
Having said that one probably get's benefit from them before the heat can be felt, as on a freezing morning leather seats can be bitterly cold, the heated seats do take the edge off before you feel the heat....if that makes sense.
OTOH my missus' Leon has heated seats, a conveniently placed thumbwheel on the dash with settings from 0-5, you can feel the heat from those before you've got to the bottom of our road. Much, much better than those in my GT.
So, in answer to your question you'd have to able to pick the seats up very cheaply to make them 'worth it' IMO.
All the best
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