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z0ner
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Re: Leather anyone?

Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:06 am

Can't wait to see the pics, Manny. I for one would plunk down $1K on leather given its aesthetics and resale value versus $500 on Wet Okole.

mxp
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Location: Fremont, CA

Re: Leather anyone?

Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:49 am

Hi Manny,
Thx for the pics. They look awesome.
Did you previously mention the job done on the Prius was via a bay area Toyota dealer? If so, perhaps we could get that contractors contact details from the dealership?

I am eager to see Beth's seats....

Cheers!

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mwalsh
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Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:35 pm

I've found a shop locally (Westminster) that has just finished up on a LEAF. They did a really nice job (though I saw a little puckering in area of the rear seat backrest cover I thought could have been avoided), and the price was certainly right - $1000 all-in! :D For that you get front and rear seat covers with leather faces and vinyl elsewhere, all properly sewn to accommodate the air-bags; covers for the headrests; covers for the door and center console armrests; and labor/fitting. The even sew in an extra map pocket on the driver's seat back!

The car you see in the pictures is done in a dark grey that matches the color in the upper dash very, very nicely. I was also shown a light beige color swatch that is a pretty good match for the door panels, but it was just a hair lighter and I personally would just as soon go for a high-contrast - much easier to pull off than a color match that's not quite right.

Speaking of the pictures - I could kill myself for not having my good camera with me. And, you know, I thought about taking it but then was like "Nah, what could I possibly see on the way down to the DMV?". So these relatively poor pictures are off my iPhone camera, sorry. :?

Anyway, they've got the patterns down from this car, and already have a couple of other LEAFs coming in for work. I told the owner's dad (who was the one that spoke with me) about us, and that he should expect a few of us would be in contact with the shop, which is Skylineseating at 13050 Hoover St., Westminster 92683 (Hoover just south of Garden Grove Blvd.). Tony Dang is the owner and their direct phone number is (714) 720-5272 and office number (714) 898-0989. http://www.skylineseating.com. It seems like a nicely setup and run little shop.

You could tell Tony that I referred you, if you call (not that I'll get any special deal for referrals or anything). But in any event, you should certainly say you're from the forum (I did leave one of my Garygid created forum business cards), so they'll know we're talking about them on the forum and are the source of the referral.

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mxp
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Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:09 pm

Thank you for the photos Mike! Do you have a picture looking directly from the rear with the hatch open up? I wanted to see what the edges look like along the rear part of the backseat.

Overall WOW! They look beautiful. I really want Leather now, it really transforms the Leaf to feel "Luxurious". This is a really worthwhile upgrade.

I wish we have this and priced as that in the SF Bay Area....

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TomT
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Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:20 pm

If I wasn't leasing, I'd go for leather. But since I am, there is no real point...
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mwalsh
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Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:23 pm

mxp wrote:Thank you for the photos Mike! Do you have a picture looking directly from the rear with the hatch open up? I wanted to see what the edges look like along the rear part of the backseat..
Sorry, no. Those are the only pics I was able to get.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 86,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bosch AGM 12v
Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

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Boomer23
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Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:31 pm

Very nice looking, Mike, thanks for the pics and the heads-up. The pics are fine, btw, esp the armrest ones.

I'm in the "leasing, so probably not" camp. But were I buying the LEAF, I'd definitely be tempted. Perhaps for our 2007 Prius...
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z0ner
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Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:35 pm

Boomer23 wrote:I'm in the "leasing, so probably not" camp.
Same here, but it is MIGHTY tempting at only an extra $27.78/mo :P I would love to see this in person...

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Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:56 pm

z0ner wrote:Same here, but it is MIGHTY tempting at only an extra $27.78/mo :P I would love to see this in person...
You might want to call over the shop and see if you can take a look...they were pretty accommodating to me. But the car looks like it's pretty much done, and I know if it were mine I'd want to go pick it up right away.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 86,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bosch AGM 12v
Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

drmanny3
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Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:39 pm

I just went by and took a look. I thought it came out great. While I leased, I am considering having it done. I would enjoy it for at least the next 35 months. I do not think it will hurt the value of the car. In fact I suspect it will add a bit. I took some pictures but do not want to bother with the process of displaying them. If someone wants about four shots, send me an email to drmanny3@cox.net

Manny

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