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      08-27-2010, 02:36 PM   #10
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Drives: M4
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Originally Posted by elp_jc View Post
That's not real suede though, right? Suede is leather. Alcantara is basically cloth (microfiber, to be precise), or 'synthetic suede'. You must be using another brand of the fake stuff, which probably looks just like 'Alcantara' indeed. I can't comprehend how auto manufacturers can get away with substituting leather with Alcantara without dropping the price, which is exactly what Porsche and others are doing. Alcantara is absolute crap on wear areas, which is where you find it most of the time. It's perfect for a headliner, however. Hey, don't forget about the sun visors . Good luck.
Agree completely.

I'd stick with what you have. If you want to be really badass, have them re-upholster it in leather
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