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Re: to leather or not to leather

In a message dated 12/2/99 10:18:27 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
mchang@ece.nwu.edu writes:

> On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Richard Miller wrote:
>  > much bid for the leather. Is leather worth it? the car has the seat 
> heaters
>  > so I am not afraid of cold rear in the winter and I would be going with a
>  > light grey so the seats should not get blistering hot, right? Would the
>  > leather last longer, have more fade resistance,be more comfortable on
>  > extended trips, other pros or cons?
>  As an owner of velour (quattro logo'd 4kq) and leather (90q), I dig the
>  leather for smell and looks and the lack of static charge in the
>  winter.... but, even with bum heaters, the leather is hard and cold in the
>  wintertime for those first few CRUCIAL (bum-freezing) minutes of the your
>  commute.
>  save the $, get the cloth
>  IMHO.

I am currently in the process of coverting my cloth interior to the 
leather... My car is 15 years old now... the cloth is faded from the sun... 
getting more and more difficult to keep clean... My doors have already been 
converted... and I just grabbed the leather seats out of a parts car that 
still were in decent shape... ( I WANT THAT ARMREST!!)
It is going to take a little bit of work... because I will have to use my 
seat frames (my seats are power seats... the leather donor seats are not)... 
and I also am going to attempt to carry the seat heaters over as well... 

IMO... The leather looks cleaner, easier to keep clean, and provides more 
support ...  I can deal with the cold bum for the first few minutes... 

Good Luck...

85 5Ks