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      03-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #67
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Since I lost my last car in hurricane sandy the next one will have leatherette again. It was totally fine.

It's not real leather like Audi or Porsche, but neither is Dakota really. Thats plastic coated too.
You make a good point. Leather is not leather these days. Its a veneer of leather bonded to a synthetic fabric and dyed to look perfectly uniform. In summer, both are miserable.

Now perforated merino leather on the other hand. That is niiiiice. And it smells so good, years later.
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It's not real leather like Audi or Porsche
FWIW, the leather in my Audi is no more convincing than any other.

If it hadn't cost extra I'd have had trouble believing it even was leather.
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leatherette is a carcinogen. Not down.
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I had leatherette in my 08 335xi and I absolutely hated it. It got all scraped up really quick.
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I hate 'em both. I would've chosen cloth seats in a second if I had the choice.
Had cloth on my 04 performance pak 330i and loved it..Never offered again but available in Europe go figure.
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Leathers top coat tends to stretch because bmws leather has multiple layers and is not 100% leather. The leatherette is actually more durable and does NOT stretch over time like leather would. also leather smells bad if your 1 a Smoker or 2 drive in a hot weathered place..
Leatherette is also waterproof vs the Leather is NOT.. glue from the layers cause wear out over time from your sweaty ass or heat.
and MOST important of all if you clean the leather too much or abrasive you can tear it or wash away the color layer of the leather... and leather STAINS EASY leatherette you can wash away no problem...

Hope this review helps Ive had 2 bmws with leather and 2 with leatherette.
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leatherette is a carcinogen. Not down.
Yea but so is most of the rest of the car
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      03-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #74
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Leatherette + hot summer =
how is that different from Leather??
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Hey hey- were you at IKEA this past Sunday? Nah that wasn't me- you did say there was a "twin" around the area like me
Good to meet you man! Lots of luck with the 3
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