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I would like to use my heated seats but am afraid that regular or even sporadic use will adversely affect the leather and vinyl.

So I am curious about the life of the seats after regular use.

Perhaps, I am just being paranoid.
 

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I have had heated seats in many cars over the years with leather....MB and Ferrari..never had a problem with heating....and leather was fine if cared for..Leatherique is wonderful for leather/interior car....always worked well...leather stood up to my Chocolate lab for 16 years on various hiking trips..(RIP)
 

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The heated seats are one of the best options on the 987 in my opinion. Nothing better than a nice hot back rub on the way to work. I use mine almost daily and the seats show no extra damage or wear.
 

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Same here - I've got heated seats, and have used the A LOT over the last 2 years w/no issues. I would have to think that Porsche did quite a bit of testing on the the seats & heaters to ensure no additional wear problems.
 

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I'd also guess that sunshine, hot summer days, and lack of leather care in general would do more damage then internal heaters. I set mine on the high setting for a minute or two, then down to the lower setting or off. I don't really need the seats to be hot so much as not freezing in the morning ;)
 

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Living in the Northeast, my seats stay almost constantly heated from late October thru April, although this is mostly in my Acura MDX and not my Cayman. I have done this for many years in all my cars and I have noticed no leather wear problems.

When the Cayman does come out of hibernation, I do use the heated seats throughout the driving season (just not constantly) to help soften the growing aches and pains. I would think my Cayman should be a health care deduction since it does offer so many health benefits. ;)

I use heated seats more than my spouse, her cars show the same leather wear patterns as my cars. In fact my seats usually show less wear since I spend more time maintaining them. A good weekly wipe down with a damp cloth and occasional conditioning will help them stay looking new.

Enjoy the heated seats :beer:
 

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I've got it!!! We'll start a company: Planet Nine Products, LLC. Our first product: heated seats with deep tissue massage.
 

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Isn't the heated seat option also part of the seats that have cooling or am I incorrect? Around here, in Tucson, the thought of a leather or vinyl seat is not appealing, at least in the first 10 minutes of driving or so, or maybe extended driving. Or...am I off base completely?
 

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who needs heated seats when you can just where one of these:
Planet-9 fatwa:

Anyone seen driving a Porsche while wearing one of these shall be shot on sight. And if you're a member here, it's cause for an automatic ban. :)

Now, a Snuggie made out of Shamwow fabric, that's a different story...

 

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Planet-9 fatwa:

Anyone seen driving a Porsche while wearing one of these shall be shot on sight. And if you're a member here, it's cause for an automatic ban. :)

Now, a Snuggie made out of Shamwow fabric, that's a different story...

:hilarious:
But how will you find me if I'm where these LOL
 

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Isn't the heated seat option also part of the seats that have cooling or am I incorrect? Around here, in Tucson, the thought of a leather or vinyl seat is not appealing, at least in the first 10 minutes of driving or so, or maybe extended driving. Or...am I off base completely?
At least for '08 having heated seats didn't get you seat cooling.
 

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Isn't the heated seat option also part of the seats that have cooling or am I incorrect? Around here, in Tucson, the thought of a leather or vinyl seat is not appealing, at least in the first 10 minutes of driving or so, or maybe extended driving. Or...am I off base completely?
Not on my 07. They are heated, but not cooled.
 

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Heated seats cause no damage whatsoever, had them on my previous car and were perfect. One might ask why would you need heated seats in Sydney Australia. :crazy:
 

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I have an '09 with heated and cooled seats (great for the tush in the boiling Texas summers). I know that the '09 was the first year for cooled seats in the Cayman, and I believe that the cooled seat option comes with heated seats but is not automatically included with the heated seat option. When I picked my Cayman up last July from San Antonio it was 105 F and those cooled seats literally saved my b**t! I've added a 50% 3M tint all around since last summer and that should also help.
 

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with heated seats used MANY times a day for YEARS with no issues.
 

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My wife ALWAYS uses the heated seats in my '99 CL and my seats look great even after 11 years and 180,000 miles......:beer:
 

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I've been using my heated seats regularly for the past four years with no problems to the leather.
 
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