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Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 02:50:26 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: '99 9.5 smells like crayons (remove the crayons that fell in the   HVAC vents)


"Pooh Bear" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:434A649A.87430E70nospamail.com... > > > James Sweet wrote: > > > "Laura K" <lauraknospamousergraphics.com> wrote in message > > news:Xns96EAA33F0F0A2LauraKnospam77.188.18... > > > "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com> wrote in > > > news:S2d2f.23603$q81.6690nospamdc06: > > > > > > > Yeah I'd agree there, leather needs to be maintained in order to stay in > > > > good shape, cloth can be ignored and it just holds up, but when buying a > > > > used car you get whatever the original owner specified. > > > > > > My experience has been the opposite. Good leather seats are care-free but > > > cloth and particularly vinyl wear out fast. > > > > Vinyl wears out fast, but all the leather cars I've dealt with the leather > > was dried and hard, often cracked. The cloth seats I've had have still been > > just as soft and cushy as always, even on 15-30 year old cars. Leather will > > hold up, but it requires regular maintenance which old cars seldom have > > seen, cloth is maintenance free. I'd rather have leather than vinyl, but I'd > > much rather have good cloth than either. > > Has anyone here actually seen a car with vinyl seats made in the last 25 yrs ? > Volvo used vinyl in the base model 240 series all the way up into at least the late 80's, I've replaced many tattered vinyl and leather 240 seats with the upgraded cloth velour.

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