EVDrive
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Delivery Date: 21 Apr 2011
Leaf Number: 776
Location: SF Bay Area, Ca

Re: Leather anyone?

Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:54 pm

I want Leather but being a meat avoider, I'm torn.

Could you post picks of your seats? The color choice sounds like what I was thinking but not sure how it would look. How comfortable is the material and does it smell for a long time like others noted?
ColumbiaRiverGorge wrote:Sullyfahs, I was part of the group buy & have custom wet suit material seat covers with heaters in the back and bum portion of the front seat covers. They are three colors (light grey in the middle with blue piping and darker grey for the outer portion of the seats and a center console cover). They also have some flaps in the side of the front seats for the air bags to deploy. They have pockets on the backs of the front seats to hold magazines, etc... Wet Okale makes them. I also used scotch guard on the door armrests. This is an amazing car, 3000 miles so far for $45 in electricity.
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- Upgraded to 2014 Rav4EV with Quickchargepower.com CHAdeMO port, 53,000 miles
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marccbr
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Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 7:46 pm
Delivery Date: 05 May 2011
Location: San Diego, Ca. East County

Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:30 am

All, thanks for the input. I think I just might try pushing the limits of this vehicle.

eHelmholtz
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Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 10:28 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Aug 2011

Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:41 am

marccbr wrote:All, thanks for the input. I think I just might try pushing the limits of this vehicle.
You should - the leather makes for a very different feel. You should be able to make it to Laguna Beach to charge. From Laguna Beach, taking Pacific Coast Highway to Tony at Skyline is less than 25 miles. So call Tony http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=5963" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and don't forget to ask about tinting if you need it.

marccbr
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Delivery Date: 05 May 2011
Location: San Diego, Ca. East County

Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:41 am

EVDrive wrote:I want Leather but being a meat avoider, I'm torn.
I’m a semi vegetarian as well only occasionally eating chicken but I have kids and this fabric that was used from the OEM will not last very long. The Wet Okale is nice but the price difference is not much. And I would think that the leather would take the punishment much better and last longer.

GPowers
Posts: 263
Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:05 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Aug 2011
Leaf Number: 7922
Location: West Coast, USA

Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:13 am

marccbr wrote:
EVDrive wrote:I want Leather but being a meat avoider, I'm torn.
I’m a semi vegetarian as well only occasionally eating chicken but I have kids and this fabric that was used from the OEM will not last very long. The Wet Okale is nice but the price difference is not much. And I would think that the leather would take the punishment much better and last longer.
I'am sure Tony can do an ALL vinyl upholstery. The only part of the upholstery that is leather is the seat surface, the part that you sit on. The arm restd and backs of the seats are vinyl.

So call him and ask if he will do ALL vinyl.
Leaf Num: 7922, Silver, SL w/440 quick charge, Yuckey light cloth interior (now a nice leather), Delivered on 8/26/11

eHelmholtz
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Delivery Date: 18 Aug 2011

Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:29 pm

Someone on this forum asked me whether Skyline does all custom or whether they use a kit. Those of us who have used Tony's service know that it's custom and the original upholstery is removed but I did contact Tony to see if he could make a kit available for those who don't live in Southern California. He said yes, but it's not easy. See here: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 34#p136534" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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hill
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Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:05 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Mar 2011
Leaf Number: 0659
Location: Lake Forest, CA

Re: Leather anyone?

Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:48 pm

marccbr wrote:He needs to open up a shop in San Diego. If they were in my range I would definetly get mine done as well.
The EV Oasis Quick charger will be up and running in (hopefully) less than 90 days ... a perfect stopping place to easily make the Westminster run. So, no more excuses!
;)
EVDrive wrote:I want Leather but being a meat avoider, I'm torn.
Well . . . look at it this way, since the meat WILL be eaten ... I'd be a shame to just waste the skin.
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SteveInSeattle
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Delivery Date: 03 May 2011
Location: Lake Forest park, WA
Contact: Website

Re: Leather anyone?

Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:17 pm

I make sure all my leather goods are from road kill.
2013 lease ended, purchased a red 2015 SL Premium from Ray Ishak at Magic Nissan. Good deal + rebates + $7500 tax credit + no sales tax = Leaf for Sentra money.

1jenna1
Posts: 22
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:44 pm
Delivery Date: 05 Jan 2012

Re: Leather anyone?

Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:09 pm

Very interesting thread. I had noticed that a leather option was not provided.

CWO4Mann
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Delivery Date: 11 Dec 2011
Leaf Number: 1567
Location: Brentwood, TN
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Re: Leather anyone?

Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:17 am

SteveInSeattle wrote:I make sure all my leather goods are from road kill.

Yep, same here in Tennessee ... soon as I collect enuff of 'em, I'm gonna use Possum skins ...

Dave
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