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#22168 of 22208 Re: Leather or MB tex [blckislandguy]
Apr 15, 2011 (8:08 pm)
All leathers for automobile use except for the highest-end full grain leathers are manufactured these days. Mercedes is at least honest about theirs not being real leather. Also, being that they were the first to make the stuff back in the 60s, (!), they ARE the standard by which the others try to (mostly unsuccessfully) copy.
#22169 of 22208 Re: Leather or MB tex [blckislandguy]
Apr 16, 2011 (8:44 am)
The General's leather is "ap-cray" as is Acura's.
MB Tex wears very well but their extra-cost leather's aromatic smell is almost itself worth the price of admission.
#22170 of 22208 Re: Leather or MB tex [carnaught]
Apr 16, 2011 (9:39 am)
Yeah, MB "Leather" is the real deal and is the same stuff that you find only in the top 1-2 vehicles at most other manufacturers. No fiber/cloth backing, no texturing, no crumbling apart at 3-4 years. Then again, you do have to maintain it.
Here's the deal - many major Mercedes dealers will retrofit your seats in your car to leather as an aftermarket service. It's only a little more cost than the leather package (since it's only the seats) and you can get the same leather as you get in the S class. The net result is a better grade seat than the OEM leather upgrade. Note - I live in Los Angeles, so there are a couple of dealers who do this if you want - ymmv in smaller cities, of course)
Most people don't know about it and don't bother with the extra 3K or so. I certainly would if I was buying something that cost 40-50K like most Mercedes do these days.
Aug 31, 2011 (5:28 pm)
Hay Phil----You still got the s5? darkish blue? Tony
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#22177 of 22208 what happened to the 928s
Nov 10, 2011 (1:58 am)
i heard the talk about the Porsche 928s from a couple of friends of mine i seen the car once before and it looks a lot like the 944 which i know as being Porsche's not so expensive product line and not as fast as the newer ones iv-ed driven a late model 911 and it handles really well i want to know how does the 928s handle or is it one of those cars you just let the opportunity pass by on taking a test drive... maybe it will be Porsche's new comeback ride in the future.
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