2014 GT 5.0
OK I went and paid for the leather seats in my car when I bought it. Before I take it to the dealer I'm hoping those "in the know" here can help me with some info so I can go in "loaded" with some facts. Yesterday's trip to fix my heating system had me leaving pretty pissed off. Don't ask.
Today's detailing of the inside had a few discoveries.
Keep in mind this car is babied to no end and it only has 13,700K miles on it.
Can someone tell me if all 4 seats are supposed to be leather AND bad enough parts of the front seats are thin, cheap (and yes cheap) cloth, but the backs are vinyl.
Also, the steering wheel was said to be leather.
IT IS NOT.
The driver seat is showing fraying too. So this discovery yields the fact the seat leather is not tanned to color but painted to color. Kinda pissed off about this. Is this normal wear for a car that is hardly used?
The "leather" panels in the doors are NOT leather.
How can I tell you ask? Several things... leather has a taste. Leather has a "nap" if you lightly, and I mean lightly scratch it. Leather wrinkles and wears and darkens. Vinyl does not. Vinyl tastes like Vaseline. LOL yes, I tasted the seats where I couldn't lift a seam.
I have worked with leather products for my entire adult life and I am well versed in it's care and quality as it was part of my daily routine to take care of it.
Now, lets go on to the plastic on the driver's door.
PLEASE keep in mind I am a tiny woman. My body is not big enough to have my shoulder touch the door while driving and I absolutely do not, under any circumstances wear a jacket while driving.
The image I'm including with this looks much milder than it actually is. It's really hard getting a good photo of this. it takes up an area of about 8" wide and 5" tall on the door panel.
There seems to be flaking going on with the plastic.
This is the only spot it's happening on (driver side). Is this normal? I'm thinking no and is it under warranty? I'll look that up as well, but I want opinions here.