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Leather is SUPPOSED to get a patina over time... (archive)

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Posted by gk on April 13, 1999 at 13:59:24:

In Reply to: Re: Leather vs. leatherette? posted by Sandi on April 13, 1999 at 07:20:41:

Leather breaks in over a period of a few years and gets a shiny patina - that's the way it's supposed to be. I personally like it, it gives character (As long as you take car of the leather)
It also smells better and (to me at least) looks better. But it's all personal anyway, so to each his own.

: : I recently test drove a 3 - series and didn't notice much difference between the leather and the leatherette. Does anyone have any thoughts?

: I have owned three cars with leather and honestly three years later leather looks like crap. And the cleaners like lexol while they are good makes the leather smell over the years. I bought my 323 5 months ago with leatherette. It shows zero wear, cleans easy and most people who have been in my car think it is leather.

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