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Re: wake up VW, NO CLOTH NO SALE (Pier2.0T)

Remind her of the stains that are almost inevitable with cloth...especially if you plan on having kids. Leatherette or leather are must haves when you go kids -- juice boxes, cereal, junk food, etc. etc.
Beside, the look and feel of VW interiors compared to Subaru is really in a different world.
And don't forget your last option...dumping her for a new model
 

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Re: wake up VW, NO CLOTH NO SALE (Cannuckb6)

i love the leatherette.. had to ship a tranny and didn't drain it all the way.. needless to say got tranny fluid on the read seats wasn't much but got a car fabric cleaner and cleaned it up nicely can't even tell there was a spill there..
this material is a must.. and i have a son numerous times he spilled juice and even after it dried i was able to just wipe it up..
 

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Re: wake up VW, NO CLOTH NO SALE (rodhotter)

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my girlfriend is soon buying a new car her now 03 passat was satisfying BUT due to NO CLOTH SEATING there will be a SUBARU LEGACY in her driveway , i am the same way

What do you want us to do about it?

Enjoy your Subaru.
 

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Re: wake up VW, NO CLOTH NO SALE (rodhotter)

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my girlfriend is soon buying a new car her now 03 passat was satisfying BUT due to NO CLOTH SEATING there will be a SUBARU LEGACY in her driveway , i am the same way


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Person number what? 3,000 to come on here and vent? Sorry bud but we can't do anything.
I looked at the scooby legacy, not a bad car but not as good as the Passat in terms of power/engines etc.
With the base scooby you get less power, a lot less since the 2.0T is underrated and less MPG. A lot less power and less MPG still in with the GT-B Legacy vs. the 3.6.
I think the AWD is cool but only if you need it then it is just for show. If they would throw the WRX engine in the base Legacy, now that would be something to compete with the 2.0T Passat.
I do hope you enjoy the car, it doesn't look bad to me, best GM vehicle I have ever seen. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Also, the legacy is more expensive to insure. Forgot to add that.


Modified by Rhein at 1:38 PM 8-20-2006
 

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I agree with the original poster. VW should offer a cloth option with the Passat. It looks like the Jetta now has a sport seat option which is a combination of cloth and leather- looks sharp. Wish the Passat had the same.
 

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I agree with the original poster. VW should offer a cloth option with the Passat. It looks like the Jetta now has a sport seat option which is a combination of cloth and leather- looks sharp. Wish the Passat had the same.

Im happy by having leatherette on my VE... Some people arent, its a big world its not easy to please everyone. If cloth seats are so desired you can buy them on german ebay for about $400/set, and I have seen some sell for less than that + w/e shipping may cost ($1K?)
It the cloth material of the seat is the determining factor when buying a car, then I really dont know what to say but: Buy whatever pleases you best http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: wake up VW, NO CLOTH NO SALE (Rhein)

I think VW considered the market segment that they are focusing on and decided that leatherette or leather were sufficient options for most potential buyers. Perhaps they also considered cost savings during production as well. Cloth seats would certainly be a nice option... perhaps even the option of Recarros in cloth

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I do hope you enjoy the car, it doesn't look bad to me, best GM vehicle I have ever seen. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Modified by Rhein at 1:38 PM 8-20-2006

I don't think that a Subaru is a GM??? Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is the parent company of Subaru. There is a link to GM thru the Saab 9-2x... based on the Subary Impreza. The 9-2x is manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries.


Modified by Vento16v at 6:51 PM 8-22-2006
 

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I don't see the problem with leatherette......helps so much more in terms of keeping things clean. The only thing I can see that is a negative is that in the middle of summer, in direct sunlight, it could be a nice little bun warmer.
 

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Re: (Steve Foy)

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It looks like the Jetta now has a sport seat option which is a combination of cloth and leather

My beloved A2 Jetta GLI had something like that -- cloth for the primary seating surfaces, but pleather covering the side bolsters and the back of the seat. I think it was a great compromise, and made for a fantastic sport seat: the side bolsters are more prone to wear, and were thus better protected with pleather...while the sensitive butt'n'back of the driver don't suffer so much during the heat of summer or the chill of winter. Once again, VWoA, a "Passat Wolfsburg Edition" would be a wonderful vehicle with which to offer us such a desirable seating option.
 

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Re: wake up VW, NO CLOTH NO SALE (Rhein)

correction the legacy is LESS expensive ,she is averaging 28 mpg with short runs, better than expected, but its a little down on power BUT you can get one special edition with 5 spd sunroof included nice CLOTH INTERIOR for under 20000 at fitzgeralds auto mall
 

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Re: wake up VW, NO CLOTH NO SALE (VW OWNER)

Any of our European friends have the climate control cloth seats?

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Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive interior systems, electronics and batteries, is contributing to the high level of comfort in the interior of the new VW Passat with numerous innovative solutions. These include front seats with passive climate control for the driver and front seat passenger - available as an option - as well as the just-in-time production of standard seats. Johnson Controls also supplies the starter battery, HomeLink, the integrated garage door opener, and in the US version of the Passat the electronic compass as well.
Technology with a focus on humans as opposed to what is theoretically possible, ergonomics, and an overall "it all fits together" feeling were the guiding principles in the development of the interior concept for the new VW Passat. The interiors specialists at Johnson Controls fulfilled these requirements by developing the optionally available seats with passive climate control for the first row as well as planning for the just-in-time assembly of some 600 different versions of the standard seats, making it possible for consumers to experience perfection in the details.
Passive climate control for enhanced seating comfort
The climate-controlled front seats, for instance, which are optionally available for the Comfortline, Sportline and Highline versions of the Passat, create a pleasant feeling of well-being. These seats, which remain comfortably dry even in hot weather, are based on Johnson Controls' EcoClimate concept. The seating climate remains at a comfortable level, particularly on long journeys, thus enhancing passive safety. The combination of breathable and moisture-absorbing materials in the seat cushion and backrest ensures that moisture and heat generated by the occupants are transferred into the seat's interior and then gradually released again into the surrounding air.
The result is efficient seat climate control without any need to integrate fans. EcoClimate is able to absorb 80 percent more heat and 300 percent more moisture than conventional seats. For cooler weather, seat heating has now also been integrated into the passively climate-controlled seats for the first time.
 
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