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Old 08-06-2011, 05:44 PM
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I'm descended from nobility

I figured out why I prefer velour to leather -

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/170676729214

Velour is the choice of someone who can afford a LWB 600.

Leather is for the guy who parks it.

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Old 08-06-2011, 05:49 PM
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I still have the bench seats from the 309d lorry--Same blue ***** coviring them, damn its itchy stuff.
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:53 PM
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I still have the bench seats from the 309d lorry--Same blue ***** coviring them, damn its itchy stuff.
I don't like it at all. I've only ever sat in such seats once, in an 83 300SD which had them. It felt like I was stuck to the seat with velcro.

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Old 08-06-2011, 06:24 PM
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Yeah the Queen rides on velour, leather is for the help.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:46 PM
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Velour is nice on those super cold or super hot days. It can also be softer than leather (Have you ever sat in a Mk3 VW with leather? It's like sitting on beef jerky!) I found it a lot harder to keep clean though. The extra grip it gives you in the seat is nice for those of us who take corners at more then 5 mph

That said I did swap leather into my Jetta and specifically sought it out when I was shopping for my Benz.

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Old 08-06-2011, 06:58 PM
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I had velour in my Lincoln Town Car. It was a bit better than leather/tex about being comfortable on entering the car during very high or low temperatures.
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