Re: can ventillated seats be retrofitted?
I have a wk2 with the vented seats, and maybe my perspective may help. I live in South Florida, where it never really gets below 60 in the day (for more than a week a year), and is often high 80's to low 90's with brutally strong sunshine. In this environment, I have owned non-perf leather seats, perf but not vented seats, and now vented seats. I can honestly tell you that I feel no difference between perf and non-perf leather, and exceptionally little difference between perf non vented vs. vented (off). They all start out hot and sticky here, and they end up hot and gross.
The above being stated, I was eager to try vented seats. I no longer consider them a luxury, but a must have on any future vehicle that offers it (so much so that I might consider ruling out a future option that does not, which is a shame because I think I could really like a Tesla, or i8, or other such baubles that are well out of my price range).
If you are in an area that has few hot-car days, and plan on staying in such an area, it may be much less of an issue for you to have the vented seats, but I wanted you to know that I at least found very little difference in comfort level between non-perforated leather and a punctured hide...
This is of course simply my opinion...and may be worth to you what you paid for it...
2017 Pacifica Limited Red Velvet/Alloy
2016 Renegade TrailhawkTraded-in:
2014 Overland 4x4 Max Steel/Indigo EcoDiesel with ORAII - 45k miles 12/2013 --> 8/2016SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING:
2018 F-Pace with 2.0 Diesel or 2018 Discovery with 3.0 Diesel - don't need them YET but WANT them now...