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Is it worth $1200 for the Leather interior. I have heard that the vinyl wears better and that it actually feels quite good. Your thoughts.
 

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:driving Welcome aboard Bimfan. I just bought a 2000 328i
a few months ago with leatherette. It looks just great, just as good
as the new bimmers that I saw in the showroom with the same
material. Real leather must be taken care of more often or else
it will look old and dull.
 

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Welcome Bimfan! B)

that really all depends your preference, cause leather does have a softer feel and 1 out of 2 people can usually tell that its fake
 

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i have leatherette in my car and honestly it simulates leather quite well. its much more durable against scruffs and scrapes and maintaining leatherette is almost non existant. the ONLY thing i miss about not getting leather is the wonderful smell it omits.
 

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IMHO: they all suck shit. the best choice here is the leather, your arse sildes less than that plastic abomination.

almost unbelievably, there are no cloth interiors aside from the alcantara/cloth in the performance package available only on 330i.

anyway, worth the $1200 if you are not getting the performance package.

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I thought leather was standard on the 328 & the 330, I thougt leather was an option on the 323. All & all it's still your preference, i've seen the leatherette & it's looks just as good as the leather
 

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Cowhide for this kid!! :wink B)
 

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Hey!
Well I just bought a 2000 323CI with black leather and I wish it was leatherette. I had an old '96 BMW 318i with leatherette and the interior looked just as good when I sold it as it did back when it was new (almost 8 years ago). Thank you...Thank you very much :bravo
 

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IMHO:

both leather and vinyl suck, your butt slides all over the place. out of the two, i found leather to be preferable.

again IMHO, the best option is the alcantara included in the performance package. M-type seats with side bolsters made of suede, and cloth for the rest.

peter
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You have to go with leather. If you take care of it, it wears much better than Leatherette will. Anyone who tells you different is a lazy son of a bitch who lets their leather rot in the sun. Plus, leather feels nice, it's soft, and there is nothing to remind you that you are at the top of the food chain like sitting on a dead animal.
 

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I have leather...

I do the full Lexol shablaam every Month, Cleaner and Leather preservative stuff.
 

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Can anyone tell me how to add pictures to my profile or make it where there is pictures after the text I write when I reply??? Thanks. :lmao2
 

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Originally posted by college_cars@Aug 20 2003, 07:26 PM
Can anyone tell me how to add pictures to my profile or make it where there is pictures after the text I write when I reply??? Thanks. :lmao2
sending you a pm :wink
 

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Originally posted by DHW BMW328I@Aug 20 2003, 06:46 PM
l337e46 will u list the exact products u use on ur leather?
Meguiar's Gold Class leather cleaner and conditioner. Works well.
 

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Really it depends on your needs and your car detailing experience/desire.

I'm a fanatic with my car, and leather care would not be a chore for me.

Nevertheless, I chose leatherette. I have two dogs, and leather scratches, wears, and has less long-term durability. I seriously ask when a new person is in my car if the seats are leather or vinyl. They always say leather. The car is a '01 and it looks as good as the day I bought it. Day in day out, I don't care that it's not leather. OTOH, I do like the smell of leather, but that alone wasn't worth the hassel of having it.

Your choice, and thankfully, BMW has done an excellent job with their materials in that no matter what you choose you can't go wrong.
 
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