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#4576693 - 11/17/17 04:59 AM Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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Loc: Michigan
I have had both. Both our cars currently have leather. I think I slightly prefer leather.
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#4576706 - 11/17/17 05:44 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Cloth. However, the mfgs aren't putting in as nice a cloth as they once did.
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#4576710 - 11/17/17 06:10 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8591
Loc: Southeast Florida
We have both. I prefer cloth.
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#4576713 - 11/17/17 06:19 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 1986
Loc: VA
For work = Cloth
For Pleasure = Leather

If I can park in a garage = Leather
If I have to leave my car outside = Cloth
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#4576714 - 11/17/17 06:20 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman]
miden851 Offline


Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 382
Loc: GA
Cloth for me
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#4576716 - 11/17/17 06:27 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: miden851]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 1461
Loc: wv
I have a 2001 Forester with over 400K miles that has cloth seats... that is alot of seat time from myself and others before me.. its hard to get that many farts out of cloth..lol.

My Suburban with 250K has leather and farts just roll off..so no [censored] smell

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#4576723 - 11/17/17 06:37 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: krismoriah72]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: krismoriah72
I have a 2001 Forester with over 400K miles that has cloth seats... that is alot of seat time from myself and others before me.. its hard to get that many farts out of cloth..lol.

My Suburban with 250K has leather and farts just roll off..so no [censored] smell



Lol.... Doesn't the leather smell like funky cow butt?
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#4576724 - 11/17/17 06:40 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 4893
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Cloth

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#4576726 - 11/17/17 06:41 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 20915
Loc: Orlando, FL
Cloth.

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#4576731 - 11/17/17 06:45 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman]
Bud Offline


Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1622
Loc: Texas
Leather
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#4576738 - 11/17/17 06:57 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: krismoriah72]
Chris Meutsch Offline


Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 2631
Loc: Cincinnati
Originally Posted By: krismoriah72
I have a 2001 Forester with over 400K miles that has cloth seats... that is alot of seat time from myself and others before me.. its hard to get that many farts out of cloth..lol.

My Suburban with 250K has leather and farts just roll off..so no [censored] smell



You win. I could not agree more.

Cloth for me.
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#4576740 - 11/17/17 07:03 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3797
Loc: New England
I think cloth is more comfortable, but I like the durability of leather and my last two cars have had it.
The RAV4 only came with heated seats if you got leather when I ordered mine, so I got leather.
I bought my FXT off the lot and it was strange to see it sitting there on the lot with every option except Eyesight, I think...I asked the salesman what was up with that car and he claimed that another salesman had ordered it all dolled up because they got great prices with their employee discounts, but left before it was delivered and they ended up being stuck with it. I have my suspicions that whoever ordered up ended up rejecting it because there is a prominent defect in the leather of the front passenger seat right in the middle of the bottom part of the seat, pretty much right in the middle of where one's posterior would be. I have heard people say that these kinds of splotches are due to barbed wire and I could see a buyer getting cheesed about it, but I liked that it showed that part was real leather (only some parts of each seat are in my car) and thought it was funny that it looked kind of like an anatomical feature of any passenger riding in my car that would end up in close proximity to the defect itself (trying to phrase this delicately).

One thing I really like about my FXT is that it has heated seats in the rear, which I think was not a standard option at that time for a Forester. Those get lots of use!


Edited by Virtus_Probi (11/17/17 07:05 AM)
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#4576749 - 11/17/17 07:14 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 18863
Loc: Sunny Florida
In sunny Florida leather can be alarmingly hot in the sun. But it seems to last longer in my experience.

We like cloth in our work trucks for its comfort and cleanability...
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#4576754 - 11/17/17 07:19 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2384
Loc: Wet side WA
Cloth is cooler in warm weather it breathes. But leather is way more durable if you take care of it.
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#4576764 - 11/17/17 07:31 AM Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 06/20/11
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Loc: SE Ohio
Cloth
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