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

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Posted by Bruce on November 17, 2000 at 08:12:38:

In Reply to: and if i want to play it safe.... posted by Ran on November 17, 2000 at 06:24:35:


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?

When US people hear cloth they think of the crappy cloth interiors US car manufacturers put into car (you know the ones that wear holes thru in a few years). The cloth the BMW used in the E36 is a much higher quality that that. A better made cloth will be more durable.

Yes alcantara, while being fake, is about the same price as leather and is probably why it was a no cost option on the E36 M3 since it was roughly the same cost to BMW.



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