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Discussion in 'Model S' started by zambono, Jul 24, 2017.

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  1. zambono

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    What a joke. If you happen to not eat meat or feel no harm should come to animals I respect your opinion and you should have the choice to minimize your impact on animal life on earth. I happen to not share that opinion, and a six figure car with fake leather will only make Tesla loose more sales.
     
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    You're right, it may make Tesla lose sales. But that's a risk they're willing to take for something they believe in. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  3. zambono

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    Mission E looking better each day that passes
     
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    +1 on this!

    Also, if someone doesn't buy a Tesla because they MUST have only real leather on their seats, then there's likely a bunch of other issues they're going to have with the car too.
     
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    And that is what is wrong with this world we live in: people putting their wants before the good of the planet. People still insist on wearing real fur coats too.

    While I don’t 100% agree with using synthetic materials either, what alternatives do we have for seats that are easily cleaned? Especially when you have kids?
     
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    Why on earth would you want second grade materials in your car while Tesla's premium material is far superior?

    Furthermore, if you can afford a Mission E, you can simply mod your Tesla and custom-fit it with anything you want after driving it out of the shop.
     
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    We are omnivores , protein feeding our increased capacity brain is what made us dream up and accomplish our current civilization. If we are going to eat the animal we might as well use all parts. Cow hide falls under that, killing minks or seals just for the fur falls under another category.
     
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    yeah like MB-Tex , that Mercedes pleather is so nice. Don't be fooled, it's cheaper to make and cheaper to install.
     
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    It has nothing to do with vegans or saving tasty, tasty cows and everything to do with quality.
     
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    Bullshit. It has everything to do with cost. No way a plastic interior costs anything like $3k or whatever the price is to fit it.
     
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    I don't know if you are pro leather or pro Pleather
    I happen to have the the grey leather in the S and it's the softest leather I have had in a car and I have had an expensive taste in cars from England and Italy.
     
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    All protein originates from plants, it's not like cows create protein. It's the microbiota in their gut. Anyways, I just like the way a good steak tastes, but it's definitely not healthy for me =) So if all that meat has made you any smarter, you'll know it's not good for you ;)
     
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    If the material is what others are speculating, it's actually more expensive than higher end leather per yard.
     
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    Softness is not necessarily the mark of quality leather.
     
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    I dunno, I think the synthetic ultra white seats are nicer than Tesla's leather offerings and may be more durable (probably not difficult, given how poorly Tesla's leather wears). So, this may be a move in the right direction--some modern synthetic materials are amazing. The trick, as seen in this and other similar threads, will be talking people down from their knee-jerk expectations and getting them to experience the product. As with many things Tesla, this doesn't have to be about environmentalism: a better product is a better product.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    As a private company, they can offer whatever the heck they want. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Glad you came here to whine about it. :rolleyes:
     
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    I had leather in every car I've owned except one, and when I compared the synthetic white interior to the leather offerings I liked the white interior better. I personally don't have a problem with eating meat or having leather on everything, but to assume they are going to lose a ton of sales on this is shortsided in my opinion.
     
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    you are welcome, I have leather
     
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    The competition is coming, its just one more checkmark against Tesla. Some will argue an apple watch is better because it has much higher functionality, others that a Patek Philippe is better because it was assembled over a certain period of time by one person. To each their own, the market speaks.
     
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