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Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference #4576693
11/17/17 04:59 AM
11/17/17 04:59 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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I have had both. Both our cars currently have leather. I think I slightly prefer leather.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman] #4576706
11/17/17 05:44 AM
11/17/17 05:44 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
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Cloth. However, the mfgs aren't putting in as nice a cloth as they once did.


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'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX
Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman] #4576710
11/17/17 06:10 AM
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Kendall, FL
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Kendall, FL
We have both. I prefer cloth.


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Next: VME 5/30

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Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman] #4576713
11/17/17 06:19 AM
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VA
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VA
For work = Cloth
For Pleasure = Leather

If I can park in a garage = Leather
If I have to leave my car outside = Cloth


'98 LEX LS400 280K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 60K
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Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman] #4576714
11/17/17 06:20 AM
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GA
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GA
Cloth for me


2008 Mazda6i GT; @211K miles
2016 Honda CR-V EX-L; @37K miles
Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: miden851] #4576716
11/17/17 06:27 AM
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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

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


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman] #4576724
11/17/17 06:40 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Cloth

Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman] #4576726
11/17/17 06:41 AM
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Orlando, FL
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Orlando, FL
Cloth.

Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman] #4576731
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Texas
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Texas
Leather


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAVI.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Honda OEM Filter
Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: krismoriah72] #4576738
11/17/17 06:57 AM
11/17/17 06:57 AM
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Cincinnati
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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.


2005 Honda CR-V EX, 268k
Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman] #4576740
11/17/17 07:03 AM
11/17/17 07:03 AM
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New England
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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!

Last edited by Virtus_Probi; 11/17/17 07:05 AM.

2014 Forester XT, 95000 miles
Last Change;
M1 0W30 AFE d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman] #4576749
11/17/17 07:14 AM
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Sunny Florida
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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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Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman] #4576754
11/17/17 07:19 AM
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Wet side WA
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Wet side WA
Cloth is cooler in warm weather it breathes. But leather is way more durable if you take care of it.


2004 Corolla 128202
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74615
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Leather or cloth interior? What is your preference [Re: ZZman] #4576764
11/17/17 07:31 AM
11/17/17 07:31 AM
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SE Ohio
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SE Ohio
Cloth


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Syntec 5w30 & OEM
16 Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.4-67k
PP 5w30 & OEM
09 Silverado LT 4x4 4.8-104k
ST HM 5w30 & Fram



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