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Cadillac ATS General Discussion Forum Discussion, What happened to ventilated seats? in Cadillac ATS Discussion Forums; Originally Posted by ddawson That may be so. I have an 08 CTS with ventilated front seats. I don't care ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddawson
    That may be so. I have an 08 CTS with ventilated front seats. I don't care about what BMW drivers have. You don't miss what you never had. I'm talking Cadillac.
    Free OnStar app on your smartphone lets you start the car 10 minutes before you get in it from any distance, pre-cooling the interior and seats (since the air can blow right on them with the car empty).

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    Re: What happened to ventilated seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tony Show View Post
    Free OnStar app on your smartphone lets you start the car 10 minutes before you get in it from any distance, pre-cooling the interior and seats (since the air can blow right on them with the car empty).

    Just a thought.
    It's nice for cooling the car off but ventilated seats make such a difference while driving, so I can understand the desire for them.
    On another note, do many of you guys keep onstar? I never saw it being worth the money once it expired. I could see certain scenarios like for people who drive on remote roads frequently, but for normal city and highway driving it just didn't seem to be a valuable feature.

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    Re: What happened to ventilated seats?

    [QUOTE=HansK;3051391]Who knows, maybe it was a trade for better seat comfort since the CTS seats seem to be so hated.[/QUOTE

    The CTS owners that complained about the seats, were the one's that didn't have ventilated front seats.

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    Re: What happened to ventilated seats?

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    Re: What happened to ventilated seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by ddawson View Post

    The CTS owners that complained about the seats, were the one's that didn't have ventilated front seats.
    Ah, gotcha. Never rode in one w/o them to feel the difference.

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    Re: What happened to ventilated seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by HansK View Post
    On another note, do many of you guys keep onstar? I never saw it being worth the money once it expired. I could see certain scenarios like for people who drive on remote roads frequently, but for normal city and highway driving it just didn't seem to be a valuable feature.
    I kept it for the entire time I had my CTS-V, and that was before a lot of the current new features became available.

    The appeal to me was pulling codes if they popped up while driving and automatic crash notification, but now that you can remote start the car and check your tires/oil/fuel right from your smartphone I would definitely keep it if I bought a 2012 or newer model.
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    Re: What happened to ventilated seats?

    I would keep it if you got everything for $10/mo. $25 is just a little too much for me to swallow. $50 considering we have two cars.

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    Re: What happened to ventilated seats?

    I'm in my third year of OnStar with my SRX. I had it on for three years before with my Cobalt too. I haven't activated it in my 06 Impala though...
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    I have kept Onstar for "peace of mind". My 17 year old now uses my STS and I do feel good knowing should she get a flat tire or lost Onstar is there to help. Also , fir the family car same thing and I love the directions and connection feature. While driving you can hit Onstsr give the rep the address or bam of business and they send the directions right to navigation without stopping. That's pretty cool

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    Re: What happened to ventilated seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by marktanner View Post
    No, and neither does the competition. Not available in the BMW 3 series or the Audi A4 either. The leather is perforated for passive ventilation, but not the vinyl.
    I don't really take it as an excuse that 'neither does the competition', when Kia can manage to put ventilated seats in their $27k Optima. Also, Lexus IS does have ventilated seats.

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    Re: What happened to ventilated seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by HansK View Post
    Wait so the removal of ventilated seats and the full digital cluster (which were never listed as features) is a deal breaker for this car? Seems pretty petty in the grand scheme of what the ATS offers.
    I had pretty much resolved a while ago that my next car would need to have AWD & cooled/ventilated seats. Combined with the seats, the digital cluster*, MRC, and the rest of CUE are what had me excited about this car. You can't get MRC with AWD, which leaves the rest of CUE as the only point of interest for me. And it isn't one that justifies buying a new car when my 330i is working just fine and has everything else this car offers (except for the payment).

    *yeah I know it was never "listed". I had concluded it was going to be offered based on videos I had seen.

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    Re: What happened to ventilated seats?

    I had it for awhile in my V1 and still have it for my V2. But, on my V1, it was an analog system and they had a digital update that I never retrofitted. So I let it go. I ended up wrecking my V at midnight in the middle of nowhere West Virginia. My accident was light as I missed a deer, sideswiped a median barrier and was able to pull over in the breakdown lane.

    Even though the hit was light, I was still in shock and it took me a few moments to get my compsure and call 911. I then had to walk back to the last mile marker to give my location. If it was a bad accident? I would've had to wait for another driver to happen to notice and care enough to help.

    To me, OnStar is well worth it...

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    Re: What happened to ventilated seats?

    I don't know how we got on the subject of "On Star". This thread is about "ventilated seats."

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