I'm deciding between getting leather seats or cloth seats when I upgrade car soon (Ford Territory). There's at least $5k difference between them (2011-12 models are in my price range). Help me decide!! I've had a car with leather seats before and it was easy to clean. We have a strict no food in the car policy but the boys do play footy so mud could be a factor. Plus we are buying acreage soon so again we will be dealing with mud.
I think I may have just answered my own question....LOL!
But feedback would be welcome. Does anyone live rurally and have cloth seats and find it's still ok?
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02-06-2015 08:14 #1
Leather vs. Cloth trim (car)
02-06-2015 08:42 #2
I have a territory, new model and much prefer the look and feel of the fabric seats.
Didn't expect it but yes the leather isn't so nice. Have you seen/tried it IRL?
02-06-2015 09:12 #3
Hands down leather seats. Much easier to clean and keep cleaned. Just make sure you condition them so they don't crack etc.
I had cloth rurally and would always have seat covers as you would get a lot of dust in the car etc and at least I could take the covers out of the car and wash them.
Also as a suggestion, you can buy RMW mud mats too. Like floor mats but are designed for mud etc. They were brilliant, looked good and saved my carpets too I found them so helpful when I lived rurally.
02-06-2015 09:14 #4Senior Member
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Leather. Never looked backed since we have had leather!! Soo much easier to keep clean, especially with spewy babies!!
02-06-2015 09:45 #5
Leather - sooo much easier to clean and less likely to stain (especially if you get a dark colour). The only downside is if you have a dog in the car their claws can scratch it.
02-06-2015 09:53 #6
We live rurally and have cloth. Our back seats have always had a fitted sheet underneath the baby and car seats tucked into the actual seat or the car and underneath is still in brand new condition.
I hate how leather is freezing cold in winter but I hate even more how it burns in summer. I didn't want to pay extra for leather and then have it hurt the kids.
By using the fitted sheet as a protector (it's folded in half lengthways and then tucked down the back of the seat and pulled down over the front where the elastic keeps it nice and tight) we have never had an issue, and the back seat is now in better condition than our front seats
02-06-2015 10:39 #7
we have a dog - which scratches leather - so cloth.
I actually prefer cloth anyway so its been great
02-06-2015 10:46 #8
Always had leather but my dh is pedantic and gets seat covers anyway for protection. Can't beat the look and comfort of leather and easier to clean.
02-06-2015 13:00 #9
02-06-2015 13:07 #10Senior Member
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leather hands down.
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