Last post on Dec 03, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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BMW 3 Series, Car Buying, Sedan, Wagon
#1 of 6 leather seats
Oct 23, 2009 (6:51 pm)
I was surprised at the leatherette upholstery on so many 328 cars on the lot. According to the sales rep they are more durable. Dakota leather or leatherette, what do most people like?
#2 of 6 Re: leather seats [kati2]
Oct 24, 2009 (7:16 am)
There was a time when dealers would try to sell all BMWs with the Dakota. They make more money and resale value goes up. If you compare yourself the leatherette is standard and you can get heated seats as an option, you may not see a big difference. Go look at a five series. They probably have the Dakota.
Also, check the invoice in the window to make sure. It could be the auto you are looking at might have the Kansas Leather.
If cost is a big factor, you can save with the leatherette.
#3 of 6 Re: leather seats [kati2]
Oct 26, 2009 (8:33 am)
Well, there's leather then there is leather as in the dakota leather seats in my '09 328ix. I've been predominately an acura fan for years and they can't touch these seats. Even the "premium" leather in our '07 MDX feels rubbery compared to the dakotas. Now i can't say much about wear, that may take years.
#4 of 6 Re: leather seats [upstatedoc]
Nov 30, 2009 (5:22 pm)
How much of the seat is actually leather? On the 1 series I drove recently, it struck me that only the center panels were leather -- the bolsters felt like leatherette.
#5 of 6 Re: leather seats [nkeen]
Dec 03, 2009 (10:00 am)
The whole seat is leather as far as I can tell as well as center consol and part of the doors.
#6 of 6 Re: leather seats [upstatedoc]
Dec 03, 2009 (3:06 pm)
looking purchasing a 2008 -328i have 2 looking at now. Can you tell very noticeably if it was dakota or leatheratte or should i ask them what veh has for seats.