I'm in Tucson, so we don't have too many choices in leather shops. If we had 400 miles of range,
I'd go to the shop in Orange County so may LA folks have used.. His work looks nice..
The guy that I got a quote from fixed my G35 seat when it got torn.( that's another story) As for the Leaf, I don't like how light the interior is, and its certainly a dirt magnet. Leather is less dusty, and I'm not too concerned about people thinking poorly of me because I switched to leather. I bought the car because it's cool technology first, and because it uses so little energy second. I find it's almost as quick as my G35 to about 40mph.. really love the acceleration. Electric motor torque is so cool
Yes, I believe these seats use Hog Rings, so if I did it myself I'd buy the Hog Ring pliers from Autoseatskins.com at the time I purchase the new upholstery. My wife thinks I should pay the local guy the extra $500, and not loose several weekends doing it myself. She's probably right The guy at Autoseatskins.com said start with the bottom of the back seat, and if you succeed, then you'll be fine, otherwise, if you fail, pile the covers into the back and drive to the local shop.. he wasn't too encouraging.