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Half Leather of full Leather seats?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Guv, 18 Feb 2006.

  1. Guv

    Mobster

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    Half Leather or full Leather seats?

    I can't decide whether I prefer half leather or full leather seats and I was wondering what other people prefer?

    I don't like full cloth seats.
     
    Last edited: 18 Feb 2006
  2. [TW]Fox

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    Full leather looks best and ages best. Half leather, as with cloth seats, can look quite nasty.
     
  3. Oblivious

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    Half, Leather is bad and if they are the only two choices then it will have to be half.

    Its sticky and too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Never good.
     
  4. Guv

    Mobster

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    This is the problem I'm having, I prefer the look of full leather but really don't like it in the summer. I don't dislike half leather but sometimes wish I had full leather...
     
  5. Sam

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    Alcantara trimmed seats 4 The Win , with leather you slide about too much ;)

    Sam
     
  6. NickXX

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    Leather and cloth ages pretty badly. Leather and Alcantara seems to age very well (Alcantara is very hard wearing). I have leather Sport seats and they hold pretty well - no sliding at all!
     
  7. Tax Evader

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    Sensible answer :)

    Full leather is totally gay.
     
  8. zain

    Mobster

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    half leather/cloth works well :)
     
  9. Dr Who

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    Agreed... alcantra is hard wearing, but it stains..

    Last 3 cars I have had were:-

    Full leather, slippy slidey x2 (fore aft, not left right)

    Half Leather Half Cloth, Good and Easy to clean, very suportive and great in summer

    Wifes car is Leather Alcantra, and its great if you keep it clean... it does pick up stains faster than cloth tho..

    :D
     
  10. Dr House

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    I like full leather however if I had to have half leather it would only be leather/Alcantara
     
  11. [email protected]

    Mobster

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    Ok, i have never really sat in a full leather car!

    Are the stories true, that they are too hot in the summber and too cold in the winter?

    Surely if that were true, they would have stopped doing them for cars, if they were "that" bad?
     
  12. Andybtsn

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    Seconded. Having owned a Pug 205 in the summer, was quite a horrible experience
     
  13. [email protected]

    Mobster

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    Not being rude, but thats quite an old car, surely a new or newish car would have better "technologies" to house leather seats? Or better seals and water/damp proofing?
     
  14. Dr House

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    No they are not, every car that has leather will have AC! Its only a problem if you sit in the car in the summer with the top up, the AC off and no shirt on.

    Winter is fine, and I would know its -15 here day to day. Its even nicer if you have heated seats. My golf has cloth seats and I hate them. They get dirty very fast and are not that easy to clean.
     
  15. Dr House

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    Was it really leather or a PVC look alike
     
  16. g60dubster

    Hitman

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    Heated leather / alcantara is by far the best combination.

    Although maybe I'm biased....
     
  17. Andybtsn

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    :rolleyes:

    Leather.
     
  18. Dr House

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    Ah ok well try leather seats in a decent car and you may be surprised :o

    I asked because the half leather seats fitted on a MGZR (2003) which was marketed as leather was actually some sort of plastic
     
  19. [TW]Fox

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    Don't worry about it Paras, andybtsn *loves* the rolleyes.
     
  20. Andybtsn

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    :rolleyes:

    I can re-assure you that it was real leather, please check the spec's of the ltd edition GTi's...
     
    Last edited: 18 Feb 2006