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talkgtr 02-07-2013 11:08 AM

Leather or Cloth Seats?
 
I'm torn between a (2013) Limited and Sport.

Leather in the Limited, cloth in the Sport.

I've got a 13 year old SAAB 9-5 w/ leather and the seats are still in great condition. I question if I would get the same level of use w/ cloth seats in terms of wear and holding the seats shape. So I'm looking for any words of wisdom.

There are a couple of other considerations, the price of the Sport is attractive when compared to the Limited but the radio is much nicer in the Limited, which is a consideration,...

LGT For ME 02-07-2013 12:50 PM

not a exact comparision, but I had the leather in my 05 and I prefer it much better than the cloth. Much easier to clean, looked great for a 7+ year old car, dog hair didnt get stuck in it.... my wife's OB has cloth and with 2 little kids they look like crap and stain way easier. With leather, just wipe up and move on

andnyleswillriot 02-07-2013 03:56 PM

the only way cloth is acceptable to me is if it's black.

personally I hate leather as it is ice cold in the winter and brutally hot and sticky during the summer. cloth gives a way cozier feel than leather IMO

JJr 02-07-2013 04:17 PM

Don't think I'll ever own a vehicle without leather. Unless I plan to beat and abuse it :lol:

monkeyposeur 02-07-2013 09:35 PM

Leather cracks with age. Take care of it. Treat it like horse tack.

famaya26 02-07-2013 09:45 PM

Edit:

Wrong thread.

ehsnils 02-07-2013 09:56 PM

I prefer cloth over leather. Cloth is not as cold in the winter and hot in the summer and it ventilates better. But the "cool" factor for leather is higher.

Not all leather is full leather, some may actually be partly vinyl.

aac0036 02-07-2013 10:03 PM

The leather seats are a bit more supportive than the cloth ones. They won't be anywhere near as good as the Saab seats, but in this case opt for leather if you can.

talkgtr 02-08-2013 04:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aac0036 (Post 4284061)
The leather seats are a bit more supportive than the cloth ones. They won't be anywhere near as good as the Saab seats, but in this case opt for leather if you can.

This is what I've been thinking about the support aspect, thanks for the post.

stm25rs 02-08-2013 06:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aac0036 (Post 4284061)
The leather seats are a bit more supportive than the cloth ones. They won't be anywhere near as good as the Saab seats, but in this case opt for leather if you can.

How so? They're the same seat, correct....just different material and manual vs power?

talkgtr 02-08-2013 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by stm25rs (Post 4284265)
How so? They're the same seat, correct....just different material and manual vs power?

I would think that cloth stretches & loses dimension over the years of use, leather not so much. No proof on my part, just a guess.

dgoodhue 02-08-2013 07:01 AM

I am on the fence about leather. Cloth often holds up better long term. Leather is easy to clean. I once brought my two little dogs in my black cloth seat legacy and it took a few cleanings to get rid of all the dog hair. Leather can get hot in he summer.

Another down side of ordering leather interior is often many other options are lumped into the package. So unless you really like the other options forced upon you, leather can be expensive if you don't car about the other parts of the package.

aac0036 02-08-2013 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stm25rs (Post 4284265)
How so? They're the same seat, correct....just different material and manual vs power?

I can't verify that, but the leather is more supportive whether it be the material or the foam they use with it. I found the cloth seats in my '07 to be uncomfortable in the butt area over longer drives, but I'm used to it now. Then again every other car I've ever had was either leather or a supportive Honda seat.

stm25rs 02-08-2013 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by aac0036 (Post 4284317)
I can't verify that, but the leather is more supportive whether it be the material or the foam they use with it. I found the cloth seats in my '07 to be uncomfortable in the butt area over longer drives, but I'm used to it now. Then again every other car I've ever had was either leather or a supportive Honda seat.

My mistake. I was thinking OP was talking about 05 GTs (limited vs unlimited) for some reason. I've been very happy with the cloth seats in my 01 2.5RS, even for very long drives.

Kirkland 02-10-2013 11:29 PM

I just bought a 2013 Sport (I'll have to post pics and introduce myself in the new member section soon). I'm not much of a sound system guy, so that part didn't bother me. I basically chose the sport because of the carbon fiber interior trim and the 18x7.5 stock wheels (the only 2013 with 18's I believe).


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