Khurram Bhai, the picture above was a focus of my attention for quite some time but later I dropped the idea of using leatherette interior due to certain reasons. The set of pros and cons is given under:
1. An elevated feeling of premium class, style and comfort. Yes that's very true.
2. If the stitching is stunning, its very rare to experience wrinkles/creases unlike fabric, over a period of time.
3. Its smooth to slide in and out of the seat due to the texture. This is a plus.
4. Long lasting provided material and craftsmanship are excellent. Sadly, even the best job will also show.
5. Easier to maintain as compared to fabric. This is in the case of dust, dirt and soft stains.
6. Less susceptible to stains, oily and greasy stuff. Can be wiped off in no time.
1. Cheap look if the craftsmanship is slightly substandard.
2. Generates enormous heat thereby reducing effectiveness of AC. Its not just the AC but our As$es as well.
3. Susceptible to sharp edged and pointed objects. Pens, paper clips, knife, cutter, ballpoint pen, toys etc
4. Once sliced at any point, that portion will keep opening up. This is an inherent flaw with the material.
5. Requires infrequent but much needed leather treatment to keep it soft. Washing powder is a NO.
6. If damaged, is difficult to repair without being noticed/seen. A patchwork covering stitching underneath.
Keeping in view the points I just covered above, I thought it would be best to get the OEM Civic Oriel hi-grade fabric and stitch it without any trouble. The local poshish walas are very hardworking but usually the stitching job they complete in one day results into a work that shows signs of hurry and inconsistencies. If that happens, people who look at your seats would say "Nice covers yar, 2500 ke hongay":P