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Textile seat vs Tan Leather seat

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by mrtian97, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. mrtian97

    mrtian97 Member

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    Sorry if this topic been discussed much before. I have placed my order with Textile seat, I have until April 2 to make any changes. Still undecided if I should go with the Leather seat. I plan to keep the car between 5-8 yrs, my worry with the leather seat is the wear and tear of the leather through time. I assume Textile material is more durable over time.

    My car is a basic S 60 car with 0 option.

    Thanks in advance of your input.
     
  2. jimmyz80

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    I normally love leather seats, but I also have an S60D on order with the textile seats. I felt the Tesla leather seats were just too warm from my experiences with loaner cars. If they offered perforated leather it would have been a tougher decision.
     
  3. DougH

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    Tan leather is fugly, stick with the textile.
     
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  4. mrtian97

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    Thanks guys, seems consensus are recommending the Textile seats. Is Tesla's leather seats that poor, just wondering. Some side of me feels that for car this much, it should have leather seats. I think I am staying with the textile seats.
     
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    I have textile. Very happy with them.
     
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    73k miles on my 2.5 year old 2014 Model S 85 with textile seats. They look brand new. Leather stretches and wrinkles over time. Stick with textile, you won't regret it.
     
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    That's been keeping me up at night as well, lol. Did I really just order a $90k car with cloth seats?!?!
     
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  8. Sawyer8888

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    I also went with a 60 with textile seats. Just before my week was up I almost switched to leather. However after reading several forums about the relative non-high -end quality of the leather (not entirely sure if that's true), with exception to possibly white, which I understand is the best quality of all the leather options, I decided to stay with the base seating material. I believe in what others have mentioned, in that it will last longer and wear better, which is key since I too plan on keeping the car for the better part of the next 10 years. After driving it for the past few days, I have to say that I do like the textile seating. I can always have aftermarket leather installed down the road if I choose. Textile is quite good in my option.
     
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    If I would do it again I would get white leather interior, but other than that and with gray gone I would go with textile. The new ones look even better than what I have in my Classic 70.
     
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    Having the Tan leather seat now 2 years in. They are not holding up quality wise as I would expect from a high dollar car. my 11 year old H3 seats are in better shape. In my opinion Tesla really dropped the ball on the fit and finish on the leather seats.
     
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  11. M(ezcal)60

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    we just picked up our 2017 M60 a couple of weeks ago. went with textile seats. i think they're awesome. it's not really fabric, but more of a synthetic weave with a leatherette contrasting trim around the high wear areas like the edges of the seat and headrest. look, leather is great too but for us, with a child and frequent trips to the beach, etc., the textile seats so far feel really good. no regrets
     
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    Another vote for the textile seats, don't consider it as not an upgrade to your car, they're really good. You do have the leather 'look' with the smaller leatherette parts. When I tell people in my are I don't have leather, they look surprised because they think it actually is.

    I have 125k km (70k miles?) on them with virtually zero wear. Only thing I'd change in my own car is uypgrading to the new premium ones, as they look amazing and should offer better support, but I'm guessing yours has them. Too bad it costs so much to upgrade, I've seen numbers of 6k floating around to change seats? Madness.
     
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  13. skitch23

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    I have textile seats in mine and love them (coming from black leather for 10+ years in my old car). I currently have a loaner with tan leather and I can't wait to give it back. I really dislike tan leather looks wise, but that's just my personal preference. The loaner I have has 38k miles and you can definitely see a lot of wear and cracking especially on the driver's seat... granted a loaner is likely way more abused than a private car. I don't think the new cars have it, but my loaner has suede accent pieces which just look really weird and almost makes the seat look dirty.

    When I get my Model 3, I'll either stick with textile or go for the vegan ultra white seats.
     
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    I had the same question and was told by many folks to stick with the Textile seats and I did. I believe I made the right choice. Go for textile
     
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    Mine was the first car off the line (S60, built January 2017) with the Premium textile seats... those seats were offered shortly after my car went into production. A couple emails to Elon (at his personal email) and his VP of Production and VP of sales and...voila -- car was taken off the production line with a promise of being first to get those seats.

    WE LOVE THEM. Posted photos on another thread here:New Multi-Pattern seats?

    They're comfortable, cool in heat and warm in the cold, heat up quickly with seat heaters, have great bolstering, and are indestructible despite a baby, HUGE heavy car seat, and a lot of abuse. In 1 year, leather seats will be worn out, stretched thin, and have to be redone. With these seats, however, they'll last a LONG time! @skitch23, completely agree with you!
     
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    Delivered March 10th. S 75 Heading back to service this week. Terrible creases in Tan Leather drivers seat, and starting to loosen on passenger side.
     

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