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Old 14-09-2014   #31
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Re: Leather steering wheel / gearstick option

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just you wait, read the other posts on here, sometime down line... where people are complaining that the leather splits / slips it's hide and ends up stretched / puckered over time.

All that glitters is not always gold it seems
Possibly true, but none of my recent cars have been owned for
long enough to assess the durability of trim items

The new Renault Twingo I'm contemplating has a very similar
leather steering wheel to the Panda, but about 10% smaller.

As I like a small wheel, that makes it even nicer


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Re: Leather steering wheel / gearstick option

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just you wait, read the other posts on here, sometime down line... where people are complaining that the leather splits / slips it's hide and ends up stretched / puckered over time.

All that glitters is not always gold it seems
The leather wheel in my 100HP was virtually unblemished when I parted with it after nearly five years and over 50k miles. I asked Vospers in Exeter for a price for a leather wheel for my 4x4 TA months ago, and have repeated the request several times, but they've failed to respond. I'll persevere as I intend to keep the 4x4 for some time and I prefer the leather wheel.
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Let me know if they come back to please
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Let me know if they come back to please
Will do - I'm Italy till late October and I'll see if I have more luck here.
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Re: Leather steering wheel / gearstick option

I've been into the swish new showrooms of the local Fiat dealer near Spoleto (Satiri Auto) - list price for a leather steering wheel for the Panda is 360 euros - 290 quid - and is available in three working days. Though Italians are notoriously optimistic on things like delivery times, I'm inclined to think this would be right as they took the bother to check. I'm waiting to hear what they think it would cost to fit it.
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Re: Leather steering wheel / gearstick option

My leather gear knob peeled in the heat of summer.
We have a similar leather gear knob on our vw, that is perfect after over 4 years.

I got fiat to change the knob under warranty. Hopefully this will last longer than the previous one at 16 months.
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Re: Leather steering wheel / gearstick option

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My leather gear knob peeled in the heat of summer.
We have a similar leather gear knob on our vw, that is perfect after over 4 years.

I got fiat to change the knob under warranty. Hopefully this will last longer than the previous one at 16 months.
As long as that was the only knob peeling in the heat of summer...

Shocking joke I know...
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As long as that was the only knob peeling in the heat of summer...

Shocking joke I know...
Yes, was proper covered in my mankini , my arse cheeks were a different matter though
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Yes, was proper covered in my mankini , my arse cheeks were a different matter though
Too much information



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