|10-20-2006, 04:53 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Date registered: Feb 2006
Vehicle: 1979. 450 SL
Location: East Texas
MB TEX or Leather
Ok I did the search on leather seats. I did not get the answer to my question.
Is the leather worth the few extra bucks? I mean I can't tell the difference by looking at them. I don't have the availability to try both out.
Is one more durable than the other?
Somebody talk me into one or the other.
|10-20-2006, 07:33 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 1973 450SL
Leather...better wear, longer lasting, cooler in hot weather, warmer in cool weather, all around better value. IMHO
1973 450SL AMG kit installed
1999 Silverado 4X4 Ext Cab
1999 Mercury Sable
1972 450SL - Parts Car - Need anything?
Previously owned keepers:
1967 MGCGT - 3L-6
1972 Mustang Fastback - 351C
Current Cylinder Index: 28
|10-20-2006, 08:47 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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Leather is leather and if looked after will last a lifetime.
MB TEX is vinyl, although very good vinyl, its not as nice as leather.
"That's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live forever"- Lemmy
|10-21-2006, 08:28 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Go leather. Tex may actually be as durable, but there's no mistaking the rich look and feel of leather. Look at it this way -- would you rather have a leather or vinyl couch?
|10-22-2006, 09:45 AM||#6 (permalink)|
|10-22-2006, 12:08 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Date registered: Aug 2003
Vehicle: 2001 SLK320, 2001 C320
Location: San Antonio, TX
If the car wasn't a convertible, I'd vote for leather. But since it is a ragtop, I vote for MBTex. My 450SL has Tex, and my SLK320 has leather. Guess which fabric is going to last longer...heck guess which one has already lasted longer?
You simply cannot kill MBTex...
Current: 1989 300E
Past: 2001 SLK320, 2001 C320, 1979 450SL
|10-22-2006, 08:34 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
|10-22-2006, 09:20 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2004
If money were no factor at all, I'd vote leather. I'd spend almost anything on my car, but for a non-concours car that I want to drive, that might get wet, etc, I would want (and got) MB-TEX. I haven't put them on yet but I can see that they will be fine. Also, I wear jeans 95% of the time and I've read that denim is like sandpaper to leather. And, leather+convertible=constant maintenance.
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|10-23-2006, 04:32 AM||#10 (permalink)|
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I suppose after spruiking the love of leather seats I have to confess something.
One month after buying the car I spent AUS$600 on the thickest most comfortable wool seatcovers I've ever seen. They are in a light grey colour to match my alpaca grey interior and hide those dust and dirt marks convertables can get with white lambswool. On cold days they almost envelop you with their warmth, and on hot days they breathe stopping the sticky sweaty feeling I remember old vinyl to be like.
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