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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
While perusing alt.autos.bmw I read some complaints from people who have leather upholstery. One claimed visible wear after 12k miles.
I would like to know what your experience is with leather vs. the other stuff.
1. Leather?
2. Leatherette?
 

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This question is best left up to www.bimmer.org. Go check their forum out, there are more people there with the same dilemma.

All of us here own cloth interiors.
 

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31st330i said:


hahaha... I saw the title and wanted to respond the same way (like: "take it to the org").
Are we like the 'fest night owls? Man, it's time to go to bed...Gotta get up EVERY STINKIN' MORNING at 6:30 now with the new job. :(
 

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The HACK said:


Are we like the 'fest night owls? Man, it's time to go to bed...Gotta get up EVERY STINKIN' MORNING at 6:30 now with the new job. :(
New job? I musta missed something. Congrats.:thumb:
I'm on vacation all week. :)

...with Genuine Cloth seats...
 

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Kaz said:


New job? I musta missed something. Congrats.:thumb:
I'm on vacation all week. :)

...with Genuine Cloth seats...
Must not have announced it to everyone...I'm working in Rancho Cucamonga now for a subsidiary of a Credit Union League. Long drive, and start work at 8:30 am, which is when I usually wake up in the past. :(

Started about a month ago...I guess it's still "new" to me because I haven't really meshed with all the personalities. That and I've only racked up 9 hours of vacation time so far. :)

...wish I had genuine cloth seats.
 

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Patrick 320d said:


Nice interior, Nate!

That reminds me that I have to remove the rubber matts and put the "summer" HAMANN rugs in! And change the bag in the shop vac ...

Patrick
Thanks!

I cleaned and treated all the leather and Vinyl yesterday :) They were getting kind of dry :bigpimp:
 

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I think the question should read "Quality leather vs leatherette". If I go with a 3 series again, I would go with leatherette. On Lexus, Infiniti, or Audi, I would go with leather, if I can afford it.

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Got black leatherette and have absolutely no regrets.

I've been in 2-3 year old 3-series cars, and the leather has started to get a little hard. Not only does the 'ette look better, smell better, clean more easily, I think it ages better too.

But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong.
 
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