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Oct 12, 1999 (2:11 pm)
Iwould like to here from other people what they think of leather seats compared to cloth os far as comfort and durability are concerend.
#3 of 103 Leather
Oct 12, 1999 (2:38 pm)
Leather definitely. I've had both and I prefer leather. It's more comfortable and easier to clean.
My wife likes cloth because it's not as cold in the winter and not as hot in the summer, but I've found that the comfort, once the temp balances out, is well worth it.
#4 of 103 The hot and cold of it
Oct 13, 1999 (3:57 am)
It matters where you live but pcheng's wife is right as far as Vegas is concerned. Leather is unbearable in the summer and too cold in the winter in my Cobra. Had cloth on F-150,much easier to ingress and egress with tank top (or less) and shorts on.
Oct 13, 1999 (4:08 am)
Leather is fine for a car,actually the best choice. For trucks?? No. Something about leather in a truck that makes me cringe......
#6 of 103 Cracks
Oct 13, 1999 (6:00 am)
I've seen many cars with awful looking leather seats after a few years. They crack and sometimes split open. I suppose good care would reduce that but that means you have to actually do it, I suspect most people don't. Another consideration is scratching from dog toe nails, if that applies.
After living with leather furniture at home, I ordered the cloth seat in my new Silverado. The hot/cold comfort thing is real. Also leather is slippery and doesn't hold you in place well in a car.
Oct 13, 1999 (8:04 am)
Hot in the summer, cold in the winter. But the good part is you can slide around on the seat to get comfortable. Leather doesn't grab at your clothing the way cloth does.
Worst part about leather, is how little of it they are actually using on seats anymore. No tanning in USA due toxic waste.
The imitation leather they use for the rear seats of the Silverado/Sierra looks good. I can't tell the difference by looking at it. Would anyone buy it if they offered as a no cost alternative to cloth, or instead of the vinyl used on base models?
#8 of 103 My thoughts, FWIW
Oct 13, 1999 (3:45 pm)
I just had some seats repaired for a truck I'm reworking. Good cloth material these days is going for 33 bucks a yard. I really suspect that the factories are saving money with the small amount of leather being used with the balance being vinyl material. The leather is paper thin, lightweight, and would be easy to stitch. Has to be a reason there's so much of it now. I had leather on my last new car, won't again. tom
#9 of 103 Leather In Truck
Oct 13, 1999 (4:13 pm)
I used to have cloth seats in my old truck. I've found that the leather is easier to clean for most stuff. Unless you are completely muddy, which would stain cloth as much as leather, leather is much easier to keep clean.
All you have to do is wipe it up with a damp cloth. I have a Camry with cloth seats, and with two kids, I can already see spots in the back seats from feet and spilled juice. The leather in my truck (car seats in the truck too) looks as good as new.
Oct 14, 1999 (4:18 am)
Best all around.
Easy to clean. Very rarely splits.
Fastest to heat up and cool down....regardless of what anyone says.
Looks way better than cloth.
you Do NOT slip around.
Combine heated seats with leather....