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MK1 172 interior wear issues



  Merc


Ive only ever had a look at 1 MK1 172 (theres only a few in Northern Ireland) and the interior seems very worn for 60k miles.

The leather part of the seat bolsters was very worn is this normal? the guy is quite large.

Does the alacantara part of the steering wheel also disentegrate very easily with people wearing rings on fingers etc?
 


Think about it, whenever you or the previous owner has got in or out of the car, your backside is going to rub against it.

Its just general wear and tear.
 
  Merc


Quote: Originally posted by badinvincible on 22 July 2005

Think about it, whenever you or the previous owner has got in or out of the car, your backside is going to rub against it.

Its just general wear and tear.
Yeah i know what your saying but my leathered M3 with 80k or hyundai coupe with 50k didnt have any wear at all on the bolsters so its making me question whether she has been clocked etc?
 
  Clio 197


Depends: Jeans have rivets... which rub against the bolsters... causing wear.. so if he/she was a fan of riveted jeans then that can explain it.

Also, some people clip their mobile phones onto their belts... which can do the same thing.



Also, some like to sit very close to the wheel, leaving very little room to get in and out - so the same thing applies.

Good-ol-moisturising helps every once in a while.
 
  Merc


Cheers for the info guys i was thinking the car may have been clocked due to the wear. I have to remember its a renault, loved the power delivery though :oops:

[Edited by paddymcc on 22 July 2005 at 6:43pm]
 
  Golf R/Leon FR


no no its common on mk1 172s my steering wheels needs recovering, but dont have and rub marks on my seat bolsters.
 
  Audi S3 225


mines on 36k, just replaced steering wheel, bought a second hand one for 50 quid, but its mint. looks much better. And my seats are almost perfect, bit thats probably due to low milage.
 


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