I'm really curious, as to those who purchased the optional leather on their non SVT Focus what they think of it. I read a comparison test on Edmunds where they had a 2002 ZX5 with the leather seat option, and this is what they had to say about it:
That is not good. I'm wondering if anyone here with leather seats can confirm that. Cloth seats are just a bitch to keep clean, and they stain so easily if you spill anything on them. Plus, dog hair and crap sticks to them, and my dog sheds like crazy. But, I don't want to sit in cheap leather either. I wonder if Ford changed the leather for the 2004 model?Our test car also had the optional leather package, and it was the only car besides the PT Cruiser to have leather. The leather is tough and rough feeling, however, and one editor remarked that it felt more like it was "from an elephant than a cow."