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My seats are very clean just wanted to switch cloth to leather i hate cloth, Love leather i have an 08 wrx
 

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You'll probably have to sweeten the pot a little bit if you want anybody to bite. In other news, If anybody wants to trade me a 20 dollar bill for a 10 I have...my 10 is really crisp. JK :)
 

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I actually like the cloth over the leather in a wrx. Having said that...if I had spent the extra money to get the leather, it would probably be b/c I really liked the leather.......if that makes sense.
 

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I have to say, the leather in the 2012 limited is very nice as well as the 07 limited STi. I've driven both. Not sure if they use the same on the WRX application but chances are they do. Also, I had Corbeau leather seats in my 06 and the leather was not even close the quality as in the previously mentioned vehicles.
That's funny...I've had leather in so many cars and have cloth in my '08 WRX and prefer it over the leather. For the simple fact that it stays more neutral in Michigan's climate temperature wise. I heard Subaru's leather isn't very good anyway.
 

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while we're on topic, I'd like to trade my 2012 STi seats for the leather ones in the Limited......Now I'll just sit back and watch the phones light up.
 

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My seats are very clean just wanted to switch cloth to leather i hate cloth, Love leather i have an 08 wrx
Well, you are screwed unless you get seats from another year, or get custom upholstery as the 08 did not have leather as an option

while we're on topic, I'd like to trade my 2012 STi seats for the leather ones in the Limited......Now I'll just sit back and watch the phones light up.
You can get the leather covers from Subaru parts sites for about $1000 per front seat, and about $1500 for the rears....so about 3500 total. (I bet you could get custom for cheaper)
 

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Ya ill probally have my seats redone then. i was just hoping someone hated leather and wanted to make an offer. i dont like cloth i had a bmw with leather and loved it. i redone my interior dash.. http://www.cars-bikes.info/d/1207-2/subaru-impreza-wrx-2008-005.jpg not my car but all that grey nasty interior trip well on my driver door it faded off so it was white instead of grey. so i redone it with a blue like the nissan 350z color looks pretty nice as my interior trip got a nice metalic blue color. http://images.dealerrevs.com/gallery/photo.php?id=48645088.. when i redo my seats ill prob do leather on outside and maybe a blue suede in the middle. should look pretty bad ass
 

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Where you're located might help. I'd be interested in a switch possibly, but as someone said, you'd have to sweeten the pot a bit to get me interested.
 

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Why didn't you get a car with leather?
 

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Capt. Drews says: Always get as many waterproof components as possible.
 

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Why didn't you get a car with leather?
Yeah I'm confused why you wouldn't get leather to begin with if you hate cloth... :confused:

Having it done custom is definitely your best route, though you do realize it's completely money down the drain in terms of the fact it adds zero value to your car when you sell it. I think financially you'd be better off just selling your car and buying one with leather (i.e. a WRX Limited). Though again I don't understand why you didn't just get one of these to begin with...

These numbers aren't exact but just used for comparison purposes:
Your current value = $25,000
Custom leather seats cost = $2,500
Value after seats still = $25,000
Cash out of pocket = $2,500

Sell your WRX = $25,000
Buy a WRX Limited = $27,500
Value after purchase = $27,500
Cash out of pocket = $2,500

So you'll end up with a car worth more but with the same amount of cash out of pocket.
 

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I think the OP dropped from the conversation, but maybe he bought the car used and that's why he didn't get leather in the first place. If that's the case, I don't think it's completely dumb to reupholster to leather if you really want it and think that you'll enjoy it. You can't always think about re-sale value...if you did, you should only buy much older cars that have essentially bottomed out.

With the whole selling your car to buy a different one scenario: I thought about doing that once to switch the color of a car that I wasn't super thrilled about. When you stop to consider taxes...it really isn't worth it.
 

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I would like to have leather, but got cloth....why?

Well, cause I was not able to wait 6 weeks to 6 months to get a special order car, they had a rex on the lot, and I got what they had. Plain and simple.

I would have liked to get the HIDs and leather, but all that was available within 150 miles the week I got mine was one premium (which I bought), 3 base WRX, and on base STi (which I could not afford).

There is one other point, though it does not help resale value....from what I have read, the stock leather is not real high quality, but after market you can choose the grade of leather.
 

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With the whole selling your car to buy a different one scenario: I thought about doing that once to switch the color of a car that I wasn't super thrilled about. When you stop to consider taxes...it really isn't worth it.
That depends where you live. In CO you only pay the difference in taxes between the car you sold and the new car you bought.
 

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I wish that were the case here in CA. It's crazy to think that my car was purchased for 29,xxx about 18 months ago and the original owner paid tax on that full amount and then I bought it a month ago and paid tax on the amount that I paid for it.
 

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I wish they had leather on the lot when i got my car or even a limited if that.. i got it as soon as they where comming out.. needed a new car fast and i wanted it black becuase all my cars have been black they had a black wrx and a grey one and an 04 wrx.. so i chose the newer one becuase sometimes when u get these cars used not such a good idea unless you know what has been done to it.. the dealer was like we wont get a limited here for 2 weeks and with my bmw being broken i just needed a car asap
 
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