In Reply to: Leather loses over half of its resale value after posted by a few years (nt) Rohith on November 23, 1999 at 16:04:46:
My '96 328i was leatherette, and I couldn't get any dealer to trade me out of it on a new 99 328i.
I had to go thru all the end-of-lease hassles and just get rid of it (btw, the car was in perfect condition, $0 extra damages owed by me).
Explanation was used car buyers wanted leather, and heated seats (mine had neither).
YMMV. (and i GOT the leather this time!)