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Are Alcantara seats worth having?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by scoobiesnacks, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. The only used model I want is a long way away and has Alcantara seats, which by my understanding is a fake suede.

    Now I don't like normal suede (on shoes) , but how is it to sit on??

    thanks
     
  2. marks_leon

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    I think its great, loads better than the leather. I had this on my Recaros and it was faultless.
     
  3. NWhiteley

    NWhiteley Full Member

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    I had them in my MK6 Golf and thought they were great. Look and feel better than the basic seats and dont have the hot/cold problems of leather.

    I have ordered them for my MK3 Leon FR aswell.
     
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    p.eco Active Member

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    im happy with them so far, they keep you in place , very comfortable, looks good and feel good :)
     
  5. gh2

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    really comfortable and look really smart too
     
  6. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB Friend to SEAT UK & Cupra Racing

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    I love mine, Had leather in my MK2 LCR and after 3 years it was cracking etc despite treatment.

    Friend of mine has a Cupra 280 with leather and I prefer the Alcantara in my Cupra 280, Plus its cheaper
     
  7. NWhiteley

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    Which does your friend prefer?
     
  8. Toon

    Toon drives a Leon 1.8DSG

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    Same here, have had both leather and alcantara and the alcantara wins on comfort for me.
     
  9. tony323ci

    tony323ci Lovin' it

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    As above had leather in the MK2 now have Alcantara love them not slippy and look very smart
    I spend a lot of time in the car so seats are ultra important
     
  10. chrisRibiza

    chrisRibiza Active Member

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    At a guess leather..... Who's going to admit they don't like their seats ;)
     
  11. Zix

    Zix Active Member

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    This. I first ordered alcantara but eventually I got leather seats and I love them. :)
     
  12. CyberGene

    CyberGene Active Member

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    Same. Ordered alcantara but changed to leather after I did a survey over here where people seemed to slightly prefer the leather :) I like the leather. I have never had leather or alcantara before so can't compare. The dealer told me he didn't like the alcantara since it made his back sweaty. Having a dog I was also concerned with cleaning. Leather is great, no stains, cleaning is easy with a sponge no matter what kind of dirt is there. I agree it's kind of slippery but I don't find this bad, it's just different than fabric.
     
  13. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB Friend to SEAT UK & Cupra Racing

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    Its a dealer car so he don't care

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