Got some questions on domestic interiors. I have never had leather interior before and I'm looking at getting the red-accent leather when I pick up the new '05-'06 Mustang. Thinking it would be a nice change of pace. I'm also wondering how domestic interiors, in general, have improved over the past 10 years. You know, the assembly of the components and the tightness of the joints. Any problems with gaps, creaking, cracking?
Anyways, my primary question is how does leather hold up? I live in Charleston, SC so I understand the summer heat can beat on them pretty bad, also making it hot to climb into, and some quality care will be required on my part. I will be using sun-shades and my car will be garage kept when home and I'm thinking that will help some. Exactly how much care does leather require? How often does one have to condition leather to hold up well? And here is the BIG question for anyone who has a domestic car with leather interior... How does the leather that Ford Motor Company uses compare to that of other domestic interiors?
I'm just trying to learn what I might be getting into. Haven't bought a new car before so not quite sure how much I can expect. It would also be appreciated if some pics of interiors with some wear and tear were posted so I can eyeball to see how it has held up.
Thanks in advance.
Kevin R. Stasik, SSgt, USAF (Deployed)
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