Originally Posted by ///Metak
I'm not a professional detailer or anything but I found a system that is easy for me to stick to, as I am lazy at times. I use leather wipes weekly (whatever brand you like, I use Meguires, this will keep them clean and moisterize while keeping the matte look) or every other week and as soon as I see some drying or wrinkling the wipes are not taking care of, I use Leatherique(maybe 1-2 times a year). I am also not a small guy at 6' 230lbs, so I am careful of how I get in and out of the car to protect the bolsters, I use the steering wheel to help guide my fat ass into the seat. My seats are exactly 1 year old now and look like the day I bought the car.
Thanks Metak - that info is handy - I imagine that it doesn't really matter what leather you buy (black or red) if you don't look after it, it will look like shite after a year or two. Using the leather wipes is a great idea. Protecting the bolsters is a very good point - again something that will need to be done regardless of black or red leather.... Ahh the choices..
I've been watching the poll... interesting... shame that there isn't a ticker capability.... seems like fox red has always been the more popular choice amongst ///M-Drivers... with black being the choice of reason/practicality.
- Both clearly look nice.
- Red is more striking
- Black is subtle
- Resale in Australia may be an issue (as there aren't that many people that would by an M3) - but do I really care about 5 years from now if I've enjoyed my car!
Right now, I'm kind of swaying towards Fox Red... although my sense of practicality is saying otherwise... grrr