I know this has been discussed, and even the latest article from Consumer Reports complains about the heat in the rear facing seats. This issue is the only thing keeping me from releasing my reservations from on-hold, and at this point it's either wait until next year's Model S design refresh (that Elon hinted will improve the vent system), or just bite the bullet and choose to live with it.
We'd use the rear facing seats for occasional car pooling with kids, so it's not a huge deal, but I've read some stories of the seats being practically unusable in the summer, even with ceramic tint on the rear window.
I'm posting this with the hope of getting more current feedback from people who have the rear seats, not that it's almost July. Is it really that bad, on say the typical 80s, somewhat humid Chicago day? We typically drive around with windows and sunroof open, except on the freeways or when the heat is unbearable.
And, I'm curious whether the exterior car color makes a difference - was originally going with the blue, but am now leaning toward silver so it doesn't get as hot.
Thanks for any input.