Leather or upholstery for surf car seats?

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mattsyd started the topic in Monday, 7 Jan 2019 at 9:48am

Looking at getting a new car. Can't go too big because of where I park but am thinking of a Nissan Qashqai or Honda HRV. Both reasonably compact SUV with decent storage, reliable enough names, hopefully better A/C than my VW...

Figuring leather interior is better for cleaning (sunscreen, water from wetties etc) but hotter and sticky in the summer? so upholstery might be better?... I do have one of those covers for the driver seat so I can just hope in with wettie on which is great.. but i'm also gonna be taking buddies so just wondering which is better all round for a car that's used for surf trips a lot.

Anyone care to weigh in and share opinion on this important first-world consideration.

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Twichy Sunday, 13 Jan 2019 at 9:22pm

Ive had both.
Ive gone cloth seats.
Leather is terrible after a few hours in the sun.
Yes easier to clean but the heat sux

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GuySmiley Sunday, 13 Jan 2019 at 9:30pm

Cloth protected by https://www.blackduck.com.au

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wax24 Tuesday, 6 Jul 2021 at 6:27pm

Gawd, another thing to spend money on. I have leather seats. First, last, and only time. Was a mistake. Looks nicer and easy enough to clean, but hotter than the 5th level of Hell in the summertime.