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Old 09-05-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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How much of the leather seats are actually real leather?

I'm pretty sure in my 2001 Mustang, Ford used real leather just for the seating part of the front seats. The sides and back of the front, and all the back seats were like a fake leather.

How much real leather is used in the Focus?


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Old 09-05-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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I bet non of it
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:07 AM   #3
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I bet non of it
according to ford the seats are REAL leather.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:42 AM   #4
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according to ford the seats are REAL leather.
This is true. They talked at length about the quality of the Torino leather used in the mk3.

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Ford utilises leather’s natural appeal

Nothing can match the immediacy of leather in making an impression. “When you open the door of a leather-trimmed car there’s a real ‘wow’ sensation,” says John McLeod, chief designer, Vehicle Personalisation. “The first impression the customer gets from that fragrance and then from the feel of the material is extremely important. Leather exudes a quality that makes the customer feel good about getting into the car every time, and that’s exactly what we want to achieve with our cars.”

As well as the extremely high standard of leather interior present in the new Ford Focus, the Galaxy, S-MAX, Kuga, Mondeo, C-MAX and Fiesta ranges all offer high quality leather interior options. Windsor leather is a “full grain” leather as opposed to the less luxurious “corrected” leathers that are normally seen in vehicles of this category. It is used on the entire seat, right down to the piping and back map pockets, whereas the norm is to use vinyl on the sides and back of the seats.
https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...hlights-i.html

That is unless they cut corners for North America again.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:23 PM   #5
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This is true. They talked at length about the quality of the Torino leather used in the mk3.



https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...hlights-i.html

That is unless they cut corners for North America again.
Good to know. I have leather The SEL trim with leather should have been perforated. They cut corners in both my Lexus IS and ES. Bastards But the seats were oh so comfy and the perforation is not a gimmick. In summer, the ac blew right up and felt like little fairies kissing my butt lol. .
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I think the seats are sweaty, not hot...at least compared to other leather seats in cars I've been in.
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I have leather The SEL trim with leather should have been perforated.
Can't agree more. Apparently, circulation is more important for my body than temperature. It can be 70*F outside and I'll still have backsweat in these seats.
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Even if it is real leather, it's probably low grade, like "genuine" leather. I don't care about the quality, I just wish they had perforated the damn things, they get sweaty when it's warm out.
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Even if it is real leather, it's probably low grade, like "genuine" leather. I don't care about the quality, I just wish they had perforated the damn things, they get sweaty when it's warm out.
I live in TX. Its freaking HOT here. Leave it out for 10 min and kids get cooked. Happens all the time, don't ask.

Get AC going and never thought seats were hot.
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I live in TX. Its freaking HOT here. Leave it out for 10 min and kids get cooked. Happens all the time, don't ask.

Get AC going and never thought seats were hot.
I think the seats are sweaty, not hot...at least compared to other leather seats in cars I've been in.
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More than likely just the seating areas are leather the back and sides are usually pleather. This is mostly the norm For a lot of manufacturers.
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