Dingo, I am in Gilbert, Arizona. My 2001 Odyssey EX handle the heat very well. The auto temp work like magic. It work better than my Cadillac and ride better. It suprise me how well everything work in an Odyssey. I am looking forward to buy more Honda. I have the cloth seats and I don't know about the leather in the Odyssey. I never like leather seat. I hate the leather seat in my Cadillac. It burn my butt all the time in summer. When I purchased my Cadillac I couldn't find any cloth seats. I settle for the leather seat and I never like it. I'll probably trade my Cadillac for another Honda made..!