Well to be honest I am not trying to go through a stealership for the seat swap at least. I'm sure it's something I could handle for the swap itself but a little scared as to make sure everything would still function properly and I don't know if the perforated sears are more sought after to where I would even find someone that would want to trade me. We shall see I guess. I can't get over the sexiness of the FX, but between the 35 and the MDX they seem comparably quick and the sport/tech package in the MDX and beautiful interior just seem to win it.
The seats would be a direct swap, the only difference in the perforated seats is the 2010+ came with a "cooling system" that has built in fans that pass air up through the perforation when the A/C is on. Otherwise, they are identical from 2007 to present as far as funtionality, bracketry and wiring. The only difference is on the car side of the harness, the plugs for the fans are cappped on trim levels without the cooling option (w/o perforated seats on 2010+).
Depending on the condition and color, I would be willing to trade with you if you get one with perforated seats. I have the black non-perforated seats and been searching for someone willing to trade, as the price for new (or used for that matter) is outrageous. I am a non-smoker and my seats are in good condition from a 2009 Tech edition, I clean/ treat them weekly with Mothers Leather care and there are no stains rips/ tears/ funky smells. They are used, but nothing excessive as far as creases and show only typical wear for their age (and I'd obviously be willing to provide thorough pics if this opportunity presented itself).
Additionally (depending on your location obviously), I'd be more than happy to help you uninstall/ re-install your seats. Which would be advantageous for both of us as far as shipping is concerned. Shoot me an PM if this sounds like something your willing to consider if you get an MDX with black perforated seats, and we can work out the details.
2009 MDX Tech: 3000k HID fogs, Adv. RSB, K&N, ATLP J-Pipe, Dual Magnaflows, 20" Chrome SS/Z28 wheels, UDP, IM Spacer, TL UIM, P2R Thermals, Full Dynomat, WOOD St.Wheel & Shifter
2005 ZX6R: H.o.C. Tangelo w/Black wheels, Jardine RT-1, Jumper Mod, HIDs, Pazzo, Vortex rearsets, BMC Race, PCIII, GPR, V-Stacks, Nissins w/ SS Lines