[A4] cloth interior?
caliban at sharon.net
Tue May 31 14:24:23 EDT 2005
At 8:14 AM -0800 5/31/05, Brian White wrote:
>> i believe that some people appreciate the way that leather ages
>> and develops a patina. i certainly loved it in my ur-quattro. also,
>> there's that wonderful smell! i visited my uncle this weekend and took
>> a spin in his mid-80s porsche and you just can't beat that unique smell
>> of an older car, especially german, with a leather interior.
>I'm not sure that's a leather smell. I mean yes, a 82 911 smells
>different than a 85 Ur-Quattro
>which smells different than an 88 M5 which smells different than a
>89 405 Mi16. They're all
>leather cars, yet smell completely different. Different leather?
>Could be. But there are so many
>things inside cars that smell with age, I'm not sure it's
>leather...probably carpet glue or
could be something else, but i can't disagree with you more about
the smells being different. they aren't. i still attribute this to
leather, too, as leather has a very particular and distinct smell. certainly
when it ages in the heat of a car, that smell comes out. i'll assume your
agreement on the durability/etc issues that i bring up, when compared to
>> >My opinion is that the pleather you speak of, will wear better over
>> >the years on the bolster than
>> >leather in the same spot.
>> >Nothing says nasty like worn leather in a car.
>> guess we differ there! i think over here, many feel that nothing
>> says nasty like cheap-o fake leather.
>Look at any tan interior Ferrari 308 and tell me that looks good?
>Yuk. In fact, tan interiors in
>leather generally wear poorly. Looks terrible after 4-5 years...not
>to mention 20. Black isn't
>too bad...but leather is fragile. Scratches and the like.
the tans don't wear all that well, but still, it's an aesthetic.
yes, leather scratches, and that's the patina of which i speak.
>BTW, I'm an American in Seattle. I think people are just odd about
>cars here. They must have
>leather and gold trim and automatic and blah blah blah to be cool.
agreed! there are some really weird car fetishes that make
no sense to me. gold trim is a huge one, not to mention rims! yuck. :)
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