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Did any models come with heated seats (non-leather) as standard? (Whether it be Recaros or sports seats.)

If not, how common are these?

Reason I ask, is my other halfs sister is buying a 180bhp 1.8T which has heated leather sports seats, but she doesn't like leather so wants to swap them for some non-leather heated seats, the stealer said they would do it for an extra ?1,000[!][!][!]

But I've told her someone on here would probably rip her arm off for an offer like that. She also doesn't like the seats with the blue or red inserts, she just wants plain black, grey or chequered sports seats, or some nice Recaros. (The car is tornado red.)
 

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first time I've heard of people wanting to swap from leather to cloth!!

The heated seats only come with leather or as part of the winter pack as far as I know. Very useful in this weather, especially if you're running a TDI.
 

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Very useful in this weather, especially if you're running a TDI

er you lost me there mate - whats running a TDi got to do with having heated leather seats?
 

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Oh man!!!!!!, i just bought some sport black heated leathers about a month ago, and then sold my cloth heated black/grey insert sport seats on ebay, what a bummer!!!!!!!!!, leave me alone whilst i go and cry!.

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Quote: posted by hornetrider on 14/12/2004 16:36:28

Very useful in this weather, especially if you're running a TDI

er you lost me there mate - whats running a TDi got to do with having heated leather seats?

Reason is because diesel`s are so damn efficient there is little energy wasted to heat up the water in the engine so it takes alot longer for diesel`s to heat up when compared to petrol`s, I think diesel`s are about 70% efficient and petrol`s are 30 - 40% efficient! so in a petrol 60 - 70% of energy is wasted and a good percentage of that is given off as heat [^]

Ps - my blue/black recaro`s are heated as part of the winter pack [8D]
 

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Quote: posted by hz2921 on 14/12/2004 18:07:21

Oh man!!!!!!, i just bought some sport black heated leathers about a month ago, and then sold my cloth heated black/grey insert sport seats on ebay, what a bummer!!!!!!!!!, leave me alone whilst i go and cry!.

zak

I'm sorry buddy... I feel bad now too. I also miss my seats cos can't find any damn recaros... [V]
 

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I have non leather heated seats as part of the winter pack. They are the black ones too and I love them. Strangely im not fond of leather either and am happy with the cloth interior.

Hopefully someone will soon jump at the chance to get heated leather in exchange for some heated cloth seats though.
 

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Quote: posted by Paul C on 14/12/2004 18:48:36

Quote: posted by hornetrider on 14/12/2004 16:36:28

Very useful in this weather, especially if you're running a TDI

er you lost me there mate - whats running a TDi got to do with having heated leather seats?

Reason is because diesel`s are so damn efficient there is little energy wasted to heat up the water in the engine so it takes alot longer for diesel`s to heat up when compared to petrol`s, I think diesel`s are about 70% efficient and petrol`s are 30 - 40% efficient! so in a petrol 60 - 70% of energy is wasted and a good percentage of that is given off as heat [^]

Ps - my blue/black recaro`s are heated as part of the winter pack [8D]

ah, I see! I don't have to think of these things as my TDi has heated leather too! [8D]
 

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Quote: posted by zekegti on 15/12/2004 09:22:21

Any chance of some pictures of the interior

Not yet as the car has not been bought yet, but is a 90% cert. What interior do you have?
 

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I have the black cloth heated sports seats in mine (5 door if that makes any difference)

You can see the cloth here (a pic from my foxy footwell lighting series):

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Has anyone else got these?

Are these recaro's or normal sports seats, as I would like to know if I could fit a heating element to my standard sports seats just by the wiring loom?
 
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