This article is BS. I have owned several vehicles with leather interior. I still own my 1999 Chevy Blazer Trailblazer with leather. I have owned it for 20 years. The leather is still soft and supple. I take care of my property and that includes my vehicles. I am 73 years old and do not find it too much to treat my cars to the care they need. I personally prefer leather to velour or vinyl. The velour sticks to your rear and make shifting in the seat a labor. The vinyl gets stiff when cold and uncomfortable when hot. I have chosen leather in the last 5 new vehicles I have purchased including my new GMC Acadia. Leather is great for automotive interiors. It wears well, last a long time, requires minimal care and adds value to your vehicle.
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I purchased my first Olds Cutlass in 1969, a Cutlass S with a 350 CID. Soon after I got shipped out to Vietnam and left the car for my girlfriend, now my wife, to drive. I was gone for 2 years and she managed to wreck it, though it was not her fault. The car was totaled. I came home in 71, we got married and I decided I need a new 442, which I had always wanted. In September of 71 I ordered my beautiful 72 Olds 442 W30. Today it is setting in my shop as beautiful as it was when I received it in February of 72. There are lots of memories associated with my Olds, most of them good. That 455 rocket did get me in trouble a few times but it saved my butt on several serious occasions. I am very partial to the Olds 442 and the Rocket 455 W machine. There are lots of interesting stories around my Olds and myself. It is definitely a keeper.
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