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Seat Wear Yet, Anyone?

From Holden's thread started about his seat, it's made me very aware of getting in and out, and trying now to drag my arse across the bolster, and thereby creating a situation where I would receive an ill-fitting new seat cover.

The bolsters are pretty substantial on these seats. I've got less than 1K on my car, but how about some of you higher mileage folks? Seeing any normal wear and tear on the driver's seat?
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Just cracked 10k in my '05, and the seats are still in good shape. The driver's seat, however, appears to be a bit smoother than the other three--no doubt from my sliding in and out. I was concerned about the outboard bolster on the driver's seat, too, but it appears to be holding up well. I was just comparing it to its opposite number on the passenger side the other day. The bolster on my side has a few wrinkles from being compressed as I get in and out, but that's it.
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I think Groucho made a comment a while back about his seat wearing.
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I think Groucho made a comment a while back about his seat wearing.
Possible. I did a search on seat wear, but didn't see any topics. The threads on this forum tend to kind of go "off topic" and I didn't read through topics that didn't pertain to my question.

He probably commented in one of those.

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I'm at about 3,000 miles and I have one irritating wrinkle on my drivers seat, but otherwise no wear yet.
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I am at 600 miles only had her for three weeks and I decided to go with a towel hopefully this will help anyone go this route ? This is my first vehicle with leather and I am so nervous to screw it up sometime it makes me wish they were cloth.
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i've got 3,700 on mine and i have a few wrinkles on my bolster.. no cracking.
I just make sure that i regularly condition the seat.
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20,ooo on mine. When I exit the car I place my hand on then side kick panel and "pivot" out the car.(Learned this on my Firebird) No wrinkles yet!
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i've got 3,700 on mine and i have a few wrinkles on my bolster.. no cracking.
I just make sure that i regularly condition the seat.
Yeah, I was just thinking that besides the "in & out" wear, the drying effect of the sun and heat are probably just as detrimental to the leather.

That said, the '04's may have noticed something.

I keep mine in the garage, and try to park in the shade when I do drive to work, so maybe that will minimize those effects.
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Looks to me like there is not enough padding in bolsters. I would add some foam to driverís seat outer bolster to help prevent the wrinkles in leather. I donít think it will be hard to open the one side and add a little foam for the long run. IMO
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