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If that's what you want, get it. But... (archive)

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Posted by MikeW on November 24, 1999 at 10:28:11:

In Reply to: Still missing my point... (more) posted by BM on November 24, 1999 at 02:45:01:

I just can't see where it's worth the $$$$.

On your criteria:

Feel - I've done the comparision, and found no different. The leather used in cars is so heavily treated, it really doesn't feel like leather any more. I recently bought a custom full analin dyed leather sofa. It has no surface coatings at all. Now that feels like leather. But something like that would never hold up in a car.

Look - Again, really can't tell the difference.

Smell - Maybe, but how long will this last. And at some point, it can turn nasty. Dead animal flesh doesn't do well in constant high temperatures (like when your car is left outside in the summer).

: I think leather is worth the entire $1400. So
: what I'm saying is that even if you keep the car
: a while, you still get back some of the $1400,
: whether a small amount or not. So it may cost you
: $1000 for leather, which is more than worth it to
: me. The smell, the feel, the look...why wouldn't
: you get it? Discussion closed.

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