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Old 01-25-2009, 07:10 PM
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Is it leather?

Greetings,

I have a 1984 190d, in excellent condition, and I was wondering if the blue seats are leather, or some other material? Thanks for reading the thread.

Hugh Sr.

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Old 01-25-2009, 07:15 PM
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does it smell like leather?

most of the time its MBTex which does look like leather in some cases but lasts and wears a lot better than leather
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:21 PM
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Run your VIN through http://old.mbclub.ru/mb/vin/?lng=eng for a list of options.

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Old 01-25-2009, 07:26 PM
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If it has cracks, it's leather.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:36 PM
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Not many 190D's with leather. That was kinda the Po-Boy model.

Probably MB-Tex.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:18 PM
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If the ribs in the seat run all of the way to the front, and all of the way to the top of the backrest, it's MB-Tex (vinyl). If there is a smooth panel at the top of the backrest and across the front of the seat cushion, it's leather. Leather is extremely uncommon in a diesel 190.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:07 PM
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VIN #'s

While many thanks to sixto for the info, has anyone else sent their vin's half way round the world without concern?
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:17 PM
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I don't see the concern. Anyone can copy your VIN from the windshield tag at any time, ... not like a SS#.

I've sent every one I consider buying to the RU site and Carfax.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:22 PM
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you should be able to get a datacard through EPC too, if you don't trust the russian site
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:33 PM
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Thanks!

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Old 01-26-2009, 10:34 PM
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If it still looks like new it's probably not leather
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:01 PM
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Unless it's an uncannily accurate random option list generator, the information is already in their database. What's the risk in attaching an IP to a VIN?

The greater risk is spyware and adware that site puts on your PC.

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