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    Re: Leather Or Fabric?

    leather is a bit high maintainance IMO, i would go with fabric, the weather over here would leave the seats cold most of the time, in the summer if they were black they would be hot, so you would use air con more

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    Re: Leather Or Fabric?

    whie i prefer leather, i have cloth seats in my truck, the lint roller is a must!
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    Re: Leather Or Fabric?

    Leather is much better.

    Nicer Looking, More Luxurious, No Stains or Shampooing, No Static, No Smell Issues, etc.

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    Re: Leather Or Fabric?

    Leather is better looking, easier to clean and gives the car a higher resale value, I find.
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    Re: Leather Or Fabric?

    but then again leather gets too hot and gets too cold, i really think fabric is better, especially when its clean!
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    Re: Leather Or Fabric?

    Leather.

    Although, the only drawback with leather is the ride is just a tad rougher. I feel the bumps in the road a little more with leather, because it is a little "harder", while cloth is just a little more forgiving. At least in my opinion.

    The advantage to leather is it cleans a little easier, and is easier to maintain.

    Why, not even two weeks ago, I was running late for work and I opened the door and tossed a bunch of junk in the car.

    I tossed my cellphone, ID badge, lunch, coffee, briefcase, a magazine, and a belt in the passenger seat.

    Did you notice I mentioned I tossed my coffee in the passenger seat?!?

    Yeah, I tossed the coffee mug in the car.

    15 ounces of coffee on my leather passenger seat. I didn't realize I did not have my coffee at my desk for another hour, and I figured I just left it in the cupholder. When I went down to get the cup 2 hours later, there was a small pool of coffee in the crease, and a trail of coffee that ran thru the seat and backrest, to the rear floormat, to the rear door.

    I mopped up what I could in the seat, wiped it down, had to wait until the evening to give it a good thorough cleaning. I figure the coffee had to of soaked thru the stiching.

    I don't know whether this is a testament to Meguiars GC Leather Conditioner, or if it is a testament to the stiching in Eddie Bauer leather, or if it was helpfull that I like a lot of creamer and my coffee is more tan than black......but to test how much coffee might have been absorbed thru the leather and soaked thru the stiching, I poured about 10oz of water onto the seat and let it stand. About an hour later, hardly any of the water had soaked thru. Which told me very little of the coffee must have soaked thru.

    I gave it a good cleaning, applied some more Meguiars...seats look great, there is no staining

    Like I say I don't know whether that is due to the Meguiars product or the quality of the leather craftsmanship....but if that was cloth, I would have been screwed.

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    Re: Leather Or Fabric?

    leather and only leather...

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    Re: Leather Or Fabric?

    Leather is far superior IMO. Cloth is far less durable, far more prone to staining and absorbing smells, and harder to clean. Light colored leather can begin to look dingy over time, but much less so than cloth
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    Re: Leather Or Fabric?

    Tough choice.I like both.Depends also on the quality of the fabric and the design on the fabric.Some cars have really silly patterns that would look fine for Krusty!


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    Re: Leather Or Fabric?

    If you're hauling dogs in your truck, go with fabric. An active dog will shred the leather in no time. If your dogs are more docile than you should be OK with the leather. Leather does tend to get too hot in the summer too.

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