Seats: cloth or leather?

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Seats: cloth or leather?

Cloth
9
45%
Leather
11
55%
Not bothered
0
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Total votes: 20

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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by trem1 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:14 pm

rwb wrote: It's 'hard' cloth in the 407 isn't it trem?
yep, it feels hard to the touch but is comfy to sit on


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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by Captain Jack » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:10 pm

I just don't like cloth any more. Since fitting leathers in my first 406, I never considered a car without it and don't think I will again. My diesel Accord was leather (very comfy!) and my current one is leather.
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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by Sonia406 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:18 pm

Ask me this in a couple of weeks when my cars transformation is complete....

Basically, for reasons that have already been listed I've chosen leather - plus I wanted electric seats, none of this twisty knob business! :shock:
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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by Ares » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:57 am

Fuzzdog wrote:Wait, I have half-leather in my 406 - what do I vote? :lol:


hahah Fuzzdog.

I was thinking the same thing,why there isnt vote for leather-clotch combination,i think that would be great.
leather on the outside and cloth in the middle of the seat,some stylish combination.
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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by rwb » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:13 pm

Well I've just been in a car with leather seats, and I don't mind the cold on my bum, but I find the cold on my back quite unpleasant.

I also noticed that the seats are quite firm: you sit on them rather than in them, and I don't like it!

I had no idea just how good my French armchair is!

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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by Sonia406 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:31 pm

Hmmmm I guess that's why they have heaters in? Is the heating element just in the ass part of the seat or the back too?
Maybe I ought to re-think and add the heating element anyway :oops:
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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by Doggy » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:13 pm

Heats both bits of the seat.

I didn't use them at all for the first few years [/real man]

Now I've perfected the 'take the chill off without them getting hot' technique. (I don't like freezing, but find hot seats uncomfortable).
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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by steve_earwig » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:13 am

rwb wrote:I also noticed that the seats are quite firm: you sit on them rather than in them, and I don't like it!
Was that in a 406 or something German? I thought my leathers were every bit as comfortable as the original cloths :? The yoyo is like sitting on a bar stool after the 406.
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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by Captain Jack » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:29 am

steve_earwig wrote:The yoyo is like sitting on a bar stool after the 406.
You really hate that thing? Why don't you sell it? ...or destroy it Top Gear style.
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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by steve_earwig » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:18 am

Because I'm not allowed :frown: Thing is, I care so little about it I don't care where I park it or what happens to it while it's parked, I leave it out all winter, fill it full of garbage (mostly firewood & garden tools) and generally treat it like crap. If I did get rid, what would I replace it with? What other car would have the same "qualities"?
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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by rwb » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:15 pm

The seats I sat on eather than in are in a 10-plate RAV4. Say no more.
Same problem with German leather: I think it's because the leather is stiff.

Been for a test drive in a 407 today (more on that when I have a full size keyboard). The nain outcome is seeing what a completely brilliant car the 406 is. Anyway, what's relevant here is that the sides of the 406 seat are built up taller.

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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by Doggy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:26 pm

406 is good iron.

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Re: Seats: cloth or leather?

Post by Sonia406 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:27 pm

Doggy wrote:406 is good iron.

Rich, join the 2.2 preservation society - you know you want to. :supafrisk:
I want to! :lol:
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