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Old Tue, Apr-19-2011, 05:12:30 PM   #1
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Default BASE cloth seats vs. Leather. Pro/cons please!

I need pro/cons of cloth seats vs. Leather!

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Have many option and i will be picking up my e92 soon! Will be putting my e46 for sale in a few days. I am excited to join you guys.
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Old Tue, Apr-19-2011, 07:59:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: BASE cloth seats vs. Leather. Pro/cons please!

I love my base seats! The black basic seats are just perfect for me, partial leather and cloth... feel great. I dislike leather because its just another thing I have to clean and it sticks to you when its hot as hell.
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Old Tue, Apr-19-2011, 08:05:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: BASE cloth seats vs. Leather. Pro/cons please!

This man speaks the truth. The pros are saving $1700, the extra grip of the cloth, and the contrasting looks of the cloth center and leather outer. The cons are some snobs are gonna think that you couldn't afford the leather or think that cloth in a car somehow cheapens it. As long as you don't care about those people then go with the Speed Cloth. Here is a pic of mine a few more showing the interior at my signature link:

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What's another $1700 when you're spending 72k on a car?

I've had cars with cloth and leather seats... I prefer leather.. I think it feels better.
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Default Re: BASE cloth seats vs. Leather. Pro/cons please!

see my eurodelivery link below and I've included pictures and comments on my thoughts.
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What's another $1700 when you're spending 72k on a car?

I've had cars with cloth and leather seats... I prefer leather.. I think it feels better.
Because for some of us it isn't about the money. You can get leather in any car now days no matter the pedigree. Ferrari's (at least the Scuderia) come with cloth.

Here are the pros of cloth:

Less $$$
Unique/rare
Better grip on the track
Doesn't get hot/cold like leather
Wears better than leather
Better contrast for already somewhat boring interior

Cons:

Harder to clean
Will make someone that doesn't know anything about your car think you have a cheap car if that is something you care about.

Neutrals:

Comfort
Weight?

Here's a pic for good measure ...
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Default Re: BASE cloth seats vs. Leather. Pro/cons please!

Do the cloth/leather cars still smell like leather?
You can't beat that smell on a sports car interior...
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Cloth all the way
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Do the cloth/leather cars still smell like leather?
You can't beat that smell on a sports car interior...
yes, but when you get the car new you get the new car smell, 8000 miles and still smells great
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What's another $1700 when you're spending 72k on a car?

I've had cars with cloth and leather seats... I prefer leather.. I think it feels better.
I paid 48 for mine , but I think leather is simply ridiculous. I dont need that crazy talk! Just something else to clean which means more money spent on special leather cleaner... damn that.
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