Author Topic: Are heated seats standard?  (Read 1391 times)

Offline rubberduck

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Are heated seats standard?
« on: 29 March 2021, 18:32 »
Hi all, ordered by mk8 GTI last week and expect it to arrive within the next two weeks, in a lot of reviews I've seen them reviewing allegedly stock (no winter pack, etc.) cars and then mentioning how to control the heated seats, but the website doesn't say they're standard... I think the mk7 had them as standard.

Can anyone confirm if I'm likely to get them too? Cheers.

Offline Al1040

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Re: Are heated seats standard?
« Reply #1 on: 29 March 2021, 18:36 »
AFAIK, they are now part of the Winter Pack on the Mk8, so no does not look like you will get them if the vehicle is completely stock :sad:
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Offline DB99

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Re: Are heated seats standard?
« Reply #2 on: 29 March 2021, 18:45 »
No, not standard. You need to spec the Winter Pack. Heated steering wheel is however standard on the MK8.

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Re: Are heated seats standard?
« Reply #3 on: 29 March 2021, 19:43 »
The mk7.5 had them as standard, most of the mk7 didn't.

It's clearly something sooner or later will get bundled in the mk8 but not yet.

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Offline rubberduck

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Re: Are heated seats standard?
« Reply #4 on: 29 March 2021, 19:59 »
Thanks guys, thought that'd be the case, not particularly fussed about them not being heated considering the seats are fabric.

Offline Yusee

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Re: Are heated seats standard?
« Reply #5 on: 29 March 2021, 20:03 »
Rarely used them in my 7.5. Has to be below freezing for me to turn them on
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Offline jaceyboy

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Re: Are heated seats standard?
« Reply #6 on: 30 March 2021, 09:47 »
That is so crap, should be 100% standard :lipsrsealed:

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Offline SRGTD

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Re: Are heated seats standard?
« Reply #7 on: 30 March 2021, 10:24 »
With the leather option, the front seats are heated and they’re also air conditioned - presumably a cooling function for when the weather’s hot, and leather can get hot and sticky).

IMHO with the standard cloth upholstery, heated seats are a ‘nice to have’ but not essential. Cloth upholstery doesn’t suffer from the extremes of temperature that leather seats do, so cloth is never really cold in the winter and very rarely if ever butt burningly hot in the summer.


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Re: Are heated seats standard?
« Reply #8 on: 30 March 2021, 10:49 »
They're definitely nice to have in the winter. Wouldn't want to be without them now i've got used to having them.
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Offline ub7rm

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Re: Are heated seats standard?
« Reply #9 on: 30 March 2021, 12:44 »
They're definitely nice to have in the winter. Wouldn't want to be without them now i've got used to having them.

+1 - a must have for me.  Then I do live in the frozen north, maybe not so essential in the tropical south. 
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