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and if i want to play it safe.... (archive)

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Posted by Ran on November 17, 2000 at 06:24:35:

In Reply to: i know this sounds crazy, but... posted by Bruce on November 16, 2000 at 20:46:25:

since as you said you have seen only one car with alcantara and given that I will not have much chance to see any M3 up close between now and Sep/Oct when I get mine, I may go for what I know...i.e. cloth/leather or leather. another reason and maybe the real reason is that cloth/leather is the std no cost option. Unless I find a compelling reason I go with std option. So is cloth more durable than leather ? what is your opinion? I have no way to look at a 95 M3 with alcantara. I am not as fond of my 98 M3 leather as I am of my 99 E46 328i leather. Though i do prefer the 98 M3 seat just a little bit more though both seats are almost the same since my E46 seat is a sport seat.

oh, btw, isnt alcantara really expensive too?


okay of all these options which one is the most durable

Take a look at a 95 M3 with the alcantara/cloth option. I saw one with 65k miles on the odometer and the seats looked brand new (I am NOT kidding). I want the alcantara/cloth rather than the standard leather/cloth because the leather won't wear as well as the alcantara will. If I can't get alcantara/cloth, I will try to get all alcantara.

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