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My eclipse 2003 gts convertible with leather seats has destroyed seats, here in Mexico it is very difficult to find the replacement and I wonder if the seats of another car are compatible with this one, or which ones do you recommend
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Why don`t you take your seats to an upholsterer. I have heard that some of the best upholsterer`s come from Mexico... Wish I was there to help you out but I live in Ontario Canada... Here`s a pic of my 01 that I did the upholstery on.
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Remember.. you don`t have to have the seat re-done in real leather.. you could have them refinished in a Vinyl lookalike leather. Much cheaper and actually better for a daily driver .
This is the vinyl.... Promo Vinyl Black Fabric
This is leather...... Carroll Leather HOLIMAN RAVEN Furniture Genuine Leather Hide Upholstery - DecorativeFabricsDirect.com
As you can see by the price of at $9.00 per foot it can be very expensive . It generally takes two hides to do front buckets and real bench seats . Lets say the hides are 45 square feet. That would be times $9.00 would be $405 per hide .... or $810 for leather... and say 10 yards of leather look vinyl would be around a $100.00 ..
Hope this helps you make your decision ...... Best of luck...........
 

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I was quoted $1900 to reupholster my seats, all black. Leather centers and vinyl the rest just like factory. 😳
I find that price a little high . For genuine leather you can expect to pay around $400. to $500. per hide.. I can get the same leather for $150 a hide so my price to do front and back seat would be much lower...
 

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I find that price a little high . For genuine leather you can expect to pay around $400. to $500. per hide.. I can get the same leather for $150 a hide so my price to do front and back seat would be much lower...
Raleigh, NC area. I know its skilled labor but still was too high.
You kidding? I paid 1400 for the whole car lmfao ;d
I paid $450 for mine. No way I'm paying 4x for just recovering the seats.
 

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You have to take in count that we’re in the US, where everything is more expensive because they think they’re the best so the cost is higher. Ugh 😩. Damn arrogant Americans.

I find that price a little high . For genuine leather you can expect to pay around $400. to $500. per hide.. I can get the same leather for $150 a hide so my price to do front and back seat would be much lower...
 

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Well Buttercup ... I mean Butterfly I cant agree with you .. Right now your American dollar is $1.25 Canadian .. so things are more expensive in Canada eh .. I converted my Rockauto order from $357.89 Canadian over to American funds at $285.90 US .. A difference of $71.99 ... Plus it cost more to ship to Canada so I believe things are more expensive over here eh .
And those poor folk in the UK ... my heart goes out to them .
 
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