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Old 09-04-2000, 03:06 AM
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I have an 89 300E and in the "Featured Cars" section of this web site I read that they came standard with leather. Mine has the MB vinyl stuff, which I don't mind, but was wondering, if they were supose to come with leather, standard, why not mine?



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Old 09-04-2000, 10:20 AM
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my '87 300e was tex interior. I understand that prior to '89 or '90, tex was standard with leather optional. I am uncertain as to when the 300E's began carrying leather as std. If you have read that '89's had leather std, I wonder when during the year yours was built...could it be a late '88 manufactured '89 ???
Look at the bright side, MB Tex is virtually indestructible...Mine mad it through infant seats and 225,000 miles of use...
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Old 09-04-2000, 10:56 AM
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Mermaid:

My 87 300E has MB-Tex as well - Burgundy - I thought it was leather when I got the car. I prefer it over the leather as it is less maintenance than the other leather interiors I owned, and I have no problems with my Golden Retriever on the MB-Tex. (or at least, no problems that a vacuum and lint roller won't solve ).

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Old 09-04-2000, 01:56 PM
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Some of these "standard" items did seem to come out mid-year. For example, my SD manual mentions ABS and SRS (I think) and my mid-year 84 has neither feature.

I agree that MB-Tex holds up much much better than leather. Just take a look at some of the mid-80's cars for sale on Ebay. The cars with leather show a lot more wear.

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Old 09-05-2000, 08:08 AM
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Be glad you have the MB-tex interior, it always looks great, even if you only clean it once in a blue moon. :0
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Old 09-05-2000, 10:27 PM
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Mermaid,

I agree with all the previous posts. This stuff wears like iron. You will never find a leather interior that holds up as well as the MB Tex. Low maintenance and virtually indestructible...IMHO the only thing missing is the leather smell....

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Old 09-09-2000, 04:29 PM
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The leather in my '88 300E is PERFECT. I admit, it's a hassle to put the goop on it twice a year, but this leather has worn like iron just like the MB Tex.

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Old 09-09-2000, 04:59 PM
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Mermaid, (I love that name... my motto is "If you're not in the water, you aren't having fun!!")
My '89 300E has the MB-Tex vinyl seats in it. They are in super shape and will outlast leather and look better in the process... now if only they smelled like leather...!




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