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Pics and opinions on your tan performance seats...

cab

Active Member
Sep 5, 2013
1,031
715
Grapevine, TX
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!
 

EMdoc12

Member
Apr 17, 2014
173
84
Knoxville
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.
 

cab

Active Member
Sep 5, 2013
1,031
715
Grapevine, TX
Here are the three performance seats...
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Tourman

Member
Feb 3, 2015
153
41
New Hampshire
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.

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.
 

alwaysru

Member
Jul 11, 2015
180
93
Austin, Texas
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.
 

gutowskia

Member
Dec 4, 2014
69
135
Orangeburg, NY
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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CHG-ON

Still in love after all these miles
Jun 24, 2014
3,079
636
Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
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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