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Old 13th June 2018, 01:31 PM   #1
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Default Heated Seats value in a 2nd hand car

My car currently has black heated seats, but I've found a full bamboo interior for 500 that lack the heated part.
In reality, do the heated seats really add much value to the car? Personally I don't care if I have them or not but that's just my opinion as I'd much rather have Interlagos/Bamboo than Interlagos/Black! I just don't want to shoot myself in the foot by getting rid if it commands a particular value (unlikely I think, but I need to check).

Any ideas folks?
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Old 13th June 2018, 01:47 PM   #2
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Maybe a tad harder to sell, I wouldn't buy an M3 without them, but I doubt much
change in value...
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Old 13th June 2018, 02:01 PM   #3
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i had a few people apparently rule my car out when I was selling it due to lack of heated seats, but then I don't think they were that serious
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Old 13th June 2018, 02:04 PM   #4
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Bamboo will affect the value as its very marmite and not a lot of people like it. I also wouldnt by an M3 without heated seats. Its a luxury cay, not a Ford Focus, and people expect basic spec.

Id say keep the black heated leather all day long, youd be mad to fit non- heated bamboo!
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Old 13th June 2018, 02:11 PM   #5
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I wouldn't buy a car without them now. Can't you just hang onto your old seats and put them back in when you sell?
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Old 13th June 2018, 02:23 PM   #6
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Imo, going from heated black to non heated bamboo is a double whammy and you will struggle to find a buyer who has the same preference. I'd keep the spare seats to put back in before you sell.
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Old 13th June 2018, 02:25 PM   #7
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I wouldn't buy a car without them now. Can't you just hang onto your old seats and put them back in when you sell?
Storage space is the issue for me atm, that's the problem Or should I say 'safe' storage space.
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Old 13th June 2018, 02:44 PM   #8
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It's your car mate, do to it what you want to do.

Deal with selling it when the time comes.
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Old 13th June 2018, 05:31 PM   #9
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Personally I'd expect heated seats in a 3er, M or not. It wouldn't necessarily be a deal breaker but it's a glaring omission on the spec sheet, and the bamboo leather is very marmite.

But, as has been said, it's your car, you're not paying for it so someone might like it in the future. Enjoy it now!
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Old 13th June 2018, 05:49 PM   #10
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It's your car mate, do to it what you want to do.

Deal with selling it when the time comes.
Not bad advice to be fair. Could always swap again come sale time.
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Old 13th June 2018, 05:57 PM   #11
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Yes as mentioned above I wouldn't by a car without heated seat or one with bamboo leather.
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Old 13th June 2018, 05:57 PM   #12
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I think heated seats are more important on a vert
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Old 13th June 2018, 06:12 PM   #13
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I for one would definitely not buy a car without heated seats. And I feel I’m not alone here...
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Old 13th June 2018, 06:42 PM   #14
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Id buy a car without heated seats if everything else was ok. I have them and use them a lot in the winter but could go without if I had too. However, I wouldnt entertain a car with bamboo interior.
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It seems like a large majority are against getting rid of heated seats, which is quite surprising really. I've never been arsed about them! I think Cossie has made the right point to me though... it's my car and I love Interlagos/Bamboo so I think I'll still head down this route, but rather than making the money back off my heated black seats I will just store them as a friend has offered to store the majority of the interior and I'll try and house the last little part!

Surprised there's so much dislike for Bamboo though... do you guys not like light interiors in the cars or do you just not like that particular colour out of interest?

Also, thanks for all the replies.
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Old 13th June 2018, 07:18 PM   #16
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Bamboo is fine...……. if you are over 85, or want it to match your hearing aid..
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Old 13th June 2018, 07:28 PM   #17
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Another fan of bamboo + interlagos over here!
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Old 13th June 2018, 07:29 PM   #18
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I couldn't do without a heated steering wheel now never mind going without heated seats
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Also try painting your car champagne gold/beige to match the bamboo and a tartan rug on the back seats !
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Old 13th June 2018, 07:37 PM   #20
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When I was looking to buy, heated seats were one of my 'must have' options.
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