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Pics and opinions on your tan performance seats...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by cab, Dec 19, 2015.

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  1. cab

    cab Member

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    As I continue to consider a CPO Tesla, I am looking predominantly at P85s/P85+s with the "old" performance black or tan performance seats. Given that MC red is likely my exterior color choice, I think the MC red/tan would look sharp, BUT have a couple of questions for you owners with the tan performance seats:

    1. How do you like the gray piping? This seems like a bit of an odd contrast color choice, but perhaps it is a non-issue and sort of "disappears",

    2. How have your seats held up overall and particulalry the suede insert on the bolsters (wear, stains,etc.)?

    Finally, I would LOVE to see pics of your interiors (esp with the red)! It is annoying that Tesla's CPO site doesn't show the "actual" cars.

    Thanks!
     
  2. EMdoc12

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    I think the only performance seats that look any good are the black with red piping. Though I've never been a fan of Tan leather the gray piping isn't really all that bad. I'd never own them but I think could be at least doable for some. The absolute worst of the 3 is the gray perf seats with tan piping. Those just look absolutely hideous. Everyone has their own opinions though so to each there own.
     
  3. cab

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    Here are the three performance seats...
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  4. Tourman

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    Yeah the black with red piping would be my choice. I have Tan seats in my car, but they are the 2nd gen that are all leather without the grey stitching.
     
  5. BrokerDon

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    We have tan leather Next Gen seats in front and back in our Pearl White 2015 P85d... and absolutely love them !!!
     
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    C'mon now folks, surely there is someone out there with the performance tan seats! I certainly see enough of them online!
     
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    Anyone, anyone, Bueller? Bueller?
     
  8. alwaysru

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    I've got them and around 35000 miles on a 2013 P85 CPO I picked up at 28000. They still look brand new on the suede portion, and until you mentioned it, I never even noticed they had grey piping. I have a Pearl White car and they look quite good with it, though I'd imagine they'd look even better with the MC Red.
     
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    Thanks alwaysru...a similar car to what I would be considering.
     
  10. gutowskia

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    I have tan performance interior with 1st gen seats. I really like the neutral/natural color and the gray doesn't stand out at all. In fact it nicely complements the interior with the dark floor. Also, I happen to have carbon fiber trim and gray paint so all that that goes well...

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  11. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I have the tan non performance (no piping-if they had red piping I would have done it). I have a lot of wear and staining on the lumbar at my belt line. I complained to Tesla and they said it was "normal" wear. BS! I had my Acura for 7 years with no wear at all. I am going to continue to push the issue until I get them to replace the leather. Fortunately, I only notice it when I look for it. Small consolation! Other than that, I love the seats.
     

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