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Polo GTI Seats

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Petertay12
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Polo GTI Seats

Post by Petertay12 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:19 pm

Anyone ordering the Upholstery - Art Velours Titan black seats?

What do you guys think about it?
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SRGTD
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Re: Polo GTI Seats

Post by SRGTD » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:04 pm

I personally prefer the standard tartan seat upholstery, which is part of a GTI’s heritage going back to the mk1 Golf GTI. The Jacara tartan also helps to brighten up the interior, which would be a very dark, sombre place without them (black seats and carpets, dark grey door cards, dark grey roof lining), especially if the Deep Iron dash pad is specc’d.

I know you get heated seats with the Art Velours alcantara option, but £1,000 for artificial suede seat coverings is very expensive in my opinion. The GTI in the video below has Art Velours seats and the plastic leather trim on the top corner of the driver’s seat back (at 1m 01s in the video) looks quite saggy. It may be a one-off, but if it’s representative of the quality of finish you get with this expensive option, I’d stick with the standard (much nicer IMO) Jacara seat upholstery and save the £1,000, which would buy quite a few tank fulls of petrol and driving enjoyment :D.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jzfdsmLdP-U

Edit; it also looks as if you get the standard Polo front seat design from non-GTI/GTI+ Polos if you go for the Art Velours option - less bolstering and a different design around the shoulder area compared to the Jacara tartan ‘sports’ seats in the GTI/GTI+. You can see the differences if you compare the seats in the video with the picture below. Another reason to get the standard tartan seats and save yourself £1,000.
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TurboTrev
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Re: Polo GTI Seats

Post by TurboTrev » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:06 pm

Each to their own, but not for me. I wouldn't have it as a no cost option, never mind £1,000. :shock:

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