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    Default Half leather my 4rse!

    That's not a proposition (to tan my hide) but a statement!
    I bought my vectra Design from a VX dealers in Cupar - Curtis motors- and the advert stated that it had half leather trim. I, being a numpty, never thought any more about it and without any inspection considered the half leather to be just that. But no it is of course moroccana (vinyl) as stated in the VX booklet. I found this out today on greater inspection when I went to a local guy (Sean Smith in Newtonmore - ex TVR upholsterer) to look at replacing the cloth parts with a contrasting lighter leather than the other leather, now referred to as 'effing moroccana'. Now looking at just replacing the lot but adds another £400 to the job - oooh this is starting to hurt but I'm almost there!!

    So question is apart from me not smelling, noticing or feeling the vinyl in the first place (yes eejit, I know) - was the dealer failing re trade descriptions act? Do you think it worth the hassle to chase this - any other experiences? Just checked their website and noticed they are selling 'half leather' zafiras at the mo - these are also moroccana I imagine!

    Feeling a bit stupid and annoyed

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    I reckon you've got grounds to pursue. If it said half-leather and it's not then it's not as described.

    So do Design spec these days no longer have leather?, and it's half vinyl and half cloth?

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    think the dealer will have to pay the difference between half leather and your conversion, they should not be misleading people with false statements in their advertising.

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    I think you will find the facings are leather but the seat backs are vinyl so it should be described as 1/4 leather
    Even the Elite has the same problem, the facings are leather and that's it!

    The same is true for leather 3 piece suites, most are described as leather but are in fact "leather match" which is the same as in the cars. Only if it is described as "all leather" will it actually be full true leather.
    I found this out when searching for my new sofas

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    try getting them to prove it. They will find a way out of it, they always do. 1/2 what leather? Oh half the facings are or some other excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caterman View Post
    I think you will find the facings are leather but the seat backs are vinyl so it should be described as 1/4 leather
    Even the Elite has the same problem, the facings are leather and that's it!
    Yep, I was aware of that. I thought he was meaning the facings were vinyl!

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    My old '06 signum design definately had leather seat facings on the side bolsters . The backs and the headrests i was not too sure of

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    Sean Smith, the leather trimmer, stated that there was not one piece of leather in my car full stop. I can check again but he had a ****** good look - not one single piece of leather.

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    Its a complete ripoff in my opinon... especially when they are charging £1200 or more !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotsgit View Post
    Sean Smith, the leather trimmer, stated that there was not one piece of leather in my car full stop. I can check again but he had a ****** good look - not one single piece of leather.

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