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What's the latest on perforated ultra-white premium seats?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by jwtseng, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. jwtseng

    jwtseng Member

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    I'm tempted to make the change to the perforated ultra-white premium seats for my midnight silver Model S. I know that early on there was some concern about the durability of the perforated fabric and Elon Musk had tweeted that they were changing to a more reinforced backing material. Has this made a difference? Anyone seen more tears in the perforated fabric? How about the long-term stain-resistance? I have heard that the perforated ultra-white seats might have less stain resistance because the special coating applied does not adhere as securely to the perforated fabric compared to the solid ultra-white.
     
  2. cryptyk

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    I would ask the SA if you can get premium with smooth seats.
     
  3. DÆrik

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    No need to worry about the perforated seats. They are no longer offered on the Model S or X. They are not listed on Tesla's own site for either model.

    Thanks Erik
     
  4. 3s-a-charm

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    Seriously!!!??? I wonder if mine will have them or not? I just checked and the Model X config doesn't show perforated seats or mention of cooled seats...!
     
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    I am in the same boat. I ordered my new S on December 31st and I am curious if I will get them or not. But by the sound of it they weren't that great. So maybe that's why?

    Thanks Erik
     
  6. DHG.

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    Mine better have them $113,700 I want perforations in my seats. That's what I saw when I ordered I expect it to have it.
     
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  7. NikeWings

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    Highly personal of course, but hopefully I don't get them. I am not impressed with their air circulation effectiveness nor dirt/dust collection tendencies. Please please please don't show up in my car......
     
  8. DHG.

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    More importantly wouldn't you want cooled seats? I ordered black interior with a pano glass roof in Los Angeles where it get 110 in the summer. I mean my GMC truck has cooled seats that work great how can a car that is more than 100k not have them.
     
  9. houstonian

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    FWIW I put in a S60D order with the premium/Recaro gray seats back in November right before the price increase and requested a January 2017 delivery. Tesla discontinued the gray on or about 12/31 for production and upgraded me to the white premium seats for free. As the car was originally configured with the premium package, Tesla indicated I would receive the ventilated seats.

    Per elonsvelvetjacket recent posting on Reddit the ventilated seats are going away and seeing as how my model S went into production two days ago I've got no idea what to expect. Regular white seats, perforated-but-not-vented white seats, or white vented seats...who knows.

    @DÆrik - I'm taking delivery in DEN and wondering if you can recommend a good dash cam and clear bra installer? And thanks for making the youtube vids - found them useful in learning about the S!
     
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    I made an error I didn't read carefully I see this is specifically an issue with white but as I notice cooled seats are off the list with black too now.
     
  11. NikeWings

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    Nope. I live in la and unless I drive to the desert in Aug, there is no 110 for me. Price? How can a 100k car not have a spare tire? Because it can.
     
  12. Ohji

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    I ordered the ultra white seats in the P100D right before they introduced the ventilated seat option. I was hoping it would get added to my car, but when I took delivery, the seats were the regular, non-ventilated premium seats. Now that I have the seats, I have to say that I am glad they aren't perforated. They are so incredibly soft and smooth! I usually prefer the way perforated leather looks, but in this case, the leather (or synthetic leather in my case, lol) looks and feels great without them.
     
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  13. ICUDoc

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    So does everyone hate the perforated seats? For $3800 bucks I'd have thought they'd be fabulous!
    Is there a decent detailed review of them somewhere? Prima facile they look and feel nice...
     
  14. 3s-a-charm

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    This makes me wonder if Tesla has something up their sleeve...

    1. extended the date for unlimited supercharging until Jan. 15
    2. remove perforated/ventilated seats suddenly - and just before Jan. 15
    3. had removed some paint color options and trim options recently(ish)

    I know it's Friday the 13th today and freaky things can happen - maybe, just maybe, Jan. 15th we will get cool new paint colors, new interior colors (brown, red), and just in time for me to switch my order.

    Or - reality check - Tesla is once again simplifying and reducing options to streamline production. :rolleyes:
     
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    OK they removed perforated seats...but we still have to take leather seat option to get the premium package : Total non-sense now !!!
     
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    I believe if you ordered with ventilated seats you will get ventilated seats. I believe if you have not yet ordered or ordered without ventilated seats that you can no longer change to ventilated seats and you will not get ventilated seats.

    I think they work as advertised - they "suck" air away from your body which assists with moisture evaporation which has a cooling effect. I believe that they are just as effective and work the same way as the ventilated seats (numerous different models) I've previously owned in BMWs and Audis.

    Mike
     
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    Can't speak to BMW and Audi, but my Lexus cooled seats actually force cold air through the perforations. Delightful in southern California in the summer.
     
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    I looked at my invoice and it just says Premium Package and Tesla Premium seats. No list of included options in those categories. Vague for a reason...?
     
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    I would think if the AC duct work is routed properly that this is possible. My 2014 Silverado with ventilated seats seemed to chill much more than any BMW or Audi I previously owned so it may have worked similarly.
     
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    As of yesterday, not an option anymore - no more ventilated/perforated seats option.

    I'm in the same boat with you guys. The "Premium Upgrade Package" on the Motor Vehicle Purchase Agreement is very vague - it does not list any particular functions/options included in the PUP. My order for the X was confirmed on Dec 30 and, obviously, is not in production yet. So contacted Tesla and got this response:

    "Congratulations on the order of your Model X! Fortunately, the removal of ventilated seats only applies to new orders. Your Model X will be built with the ventilated seats. Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding your order."

    Still, keeping my fingers crossed :p

    Based on my DS response on this topic, you should get the ventilated/perforated seats

    Yeah, I was wondering about that too. But, based on DS response, we should get the ventilated/perforated seats.
     
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