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Old 01-31-2005, 03:22   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,
Just ordered my new territory, can't wait till arrives late Feb. After taking quite a few others for test drives over Xmas, the Terri beats them all hands down. This is the first ford I have ever owned and looking forward to it. Only complaint is who is the genius that decided to use perforated leather on the seats?. Obviously someone that has never seen kids before.
Any comments from anyone here that has these seats on how to keep them clean? (and clean them after kids?) Looks like I may have to use the waterproof seatcovers all the time, or am I worriyng over nothing and it's not a real issue.
Also can't figure out why the subaru is getting such good wraps, The bloody thing I test drove was so underpowered even the missus called it a gutless wonder
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I find them fine - never had leather before and couldn't see the point previously but am now a real convert. Make sure you use a good leather cleaner. I've been using Meguire's but I'm sure there are plenty of other good options. One of my seats has already survived a bath in a take away madras curry and come out unscathed - much better state than my temper at the time
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Thanks Ouzo, That gives me much more confidence.
My main concern came about from a friend who mentioned that his toddler spewed on the seats of his Ford XR8 and it took him months to get rid of the smell "because it went through the perforations and soaked underneath the leather" Hence my concern. Also has been suggested that I use a good quality bees wax to polish the leather and keep it supple.
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I have a Ghia, and when I purchased the car, I was offered options like Leather protection and paint protection etc. This has turned out to be the best thing I have ever put into a car, especially the seat protection, and my wife being a coffee addict. The protection allows the wiping of the seats clean after any spills and is guranteed for life.
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I have a Ghia, and when I purchased the car, I was offered options like Leather protection and paint protection etc. This has turned out to be the best thing I have ever put into a car, especially the seat protection, and my wife being a coffee addict. The protection allows the wiping of the seats clean after any spills and is guranteed for life.
sounds like a good idea. id rather have that than a warranty
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I checked out leather care products on the Web and Lexol from the U.S has a good reputation. You can get it in Oz from http://www.concoursecarcare.com.au/index.htm. The www.lexol.com web site even shows you how to use it.
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Thanks guys, Lots of great ideas here, I'l definetly check out the leather protection option from the dealer, hopefully I can still add it in as the car won't be delivered for another 3 weeks. Can't wait.
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And you won't pay stamp duty on it now either
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And you won't pay stamp duty on it now either
Why Not?? I though stamp duty was always payable. Is there a way I can save $1600 ?? Please let me know
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because order is already procesed, things like that then don't attract s/duty
Found this out on sat. as my car was on the $35K mark and tint would have bumped up s/duty to 4%. But sales dolly said she could get around this buy selling tint a few days later to me
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