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View Poll Results: Leather or Cloth? Which would you RATHER have?
Leather 26 55.32%
Cloth 21 44.68%
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:49 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Leather is the most forgiving but now that we have heated and cooled/vented it's the way to go.
Ever slide into a -35 deg unheated leather seat, ugh. That's when cloth is best.
Actually we need push button convertible seats, cloth for hot or cold days, leather for in between. Just like the one fob sets mirror / seats for each driver the covering could change also......
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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cloth for hot or cold days, leather for in between.

Yes! I definitely agree... I do love my cloth though. Very comfy...and not slippery. My lady likes cloth more too so that works out. I only would install leather if it was **pristine** 2004+ two toned graphite. I am glad the most recent Taurus to end up at my junkyard, which was a totaled 2004 Taurus SEL with 91k, had side airbags since that ruined the seats.. cause I may have taken them so they didn't go to waste. That is another reason I am glad Josh (2001 SES) took the black leather from the 05 Sable because I couldn't justify leaving it there.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:53 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Leather definitely, I really don't like the cloth seats that are used to day. Now if we were talking when my Taurus was new, then I'd say cloth all the way, aside from luxury cars, the leather used back then was terrible for the most part.
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Both my Kids SELs have leather and they are liked because they are easy to clean. Also, if you have to haul crumb crunchers (sticky fingered kids) around it is a labor saver with cleaning. However, we all liked the cloth in our 2001 SEL and the black 2003 SEL I sold. To me they are more comfy and make the car seem quieter.

If some one takes care of their car the cloth seats are great. So many salvage Taurus are trashed inside by sloppy careless owners and if it is cloth the BO is high. A trashed car with leather still has a leather smell. Cloth absorbs a lot of gross stuff. How many fast food restaurant booths are clean!?!
After I sit in one of those I want to go home and clean the car seats and change my clothes.

Sometimes it depends on how fussy one is with perfection and cleanliness is my point I guess.
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For me the Gen 3 leather SHO seats are the utmost in comfort and ease of cleaning, I installed seat heaters in them for winter..mmmm nice! Havent figured out how to cool them in summer yet though, I usually park in the shade, so I don't get that burning seat problem.
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For me the Gen 3 leather SHO seats are the utmost in comfort and ease of cleaning, I installed seat heaters in them for winter..mmmm nice! Havent figured out how to cool them in summer yet though, I usually park in the shade, so I don't get that burning seat problem.
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The gen 3 sho seats are the best. I got myself one and made it into a makeshift piece of furniture.

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Don, installing a seat heater sounds excellent! (Heated seats are great up North right now. I have them in my Town and Country)

I would love to have them in my Taurus! Can I get the heater part/elements from a salvage car like another Ford or Lincoln and put them in a Leather Taurus seat?
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Don, installing a seat heater sounds excellent! (Heated seats are great up North right now. I have them in my Town and Country)

I would love to have them in my Taurus! Can I get the heater part/elements from a salvage car like another Ford or Lincoln and put them in a Leather Taurus seat?
I really don't know, I imagine it's possible, as I don't now they are installed. I just bought a set from the internet...not too hard to install.
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This is all you need for heated seats: More Information for DORMAN 628040
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Thank-you gentleman for the information!
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