Seat Upholstery

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2004 (04)
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Has any one any experience with replacing original seat covers?

My C3 is in great condition inside apart from the base of the drivers seat which is worn on the front edge.

I enquired at a dealers and the seat base comes complete as material and foam. Is this because the two can't be separated?

The price of the cover also seemed quite high (£180).

I'm looking into a replacement from a scrappy, but experience from the past tells me that one man's idea of good condition isn't always the same as anothers.

Any suggestions please?
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I enquired at a dealers and the seat base comes complete as material and foam. Is this because the two can't be separated?
I have not had the entire seat apart, but the bits I have seen are separate, foam and fabric.

The price of the cover also seemed quite high (£180).
Yes, high, and if you have side airbags, then you have those to deal with too.

I'm looking into a replacement from a scrappy, but experience from the past tells me that one man's idea of good condition isn't always the same as anothers.
I think you need to ask for 'excellent condition' as good, is just that, good but not great.

'excellent condition' or 'as new but requires some spot cleaning' are what I would be asking for if I needed undamaged, unworn parts (but happy to haggle the price for a bit of cleaning)


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