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    wenmdw is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Tuscany Leather

    I am looking to get an '07 DTS, and I'm confused on difference between the nuance leather and the tuscany. Can anyone tell me the difference in them? Texture, feel, etc.
    Thank you,

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    Lanzz is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Tuscany Leather

    I have the Tuscany leather in my 2006 DTS Performance. It feels thicker than the Nuance leather, but I don't think it is sufficiently different to warrant the extra cash. I think the Nuance leather feels softer, and smells better -

    The single best thing about the Tuscany leather is the embroidered Cadillac logo - the Nuance leather has it embossed, but it looks better embroidered in the Tuscany leather.

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    JoJohn is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Tuscany Leather

    I have the Tuscany Leather, It is softer than the Nuance Leather, BUT!
    Paying extra for the Tuscany doesnt mean your getting your monies worth!
    I noticed that in between the Console and both front seats instead of using Leather or vinyl in this area they used cloth! Why did Cadillac do this! Before you get the Tuscany, Double check that the Nuance has Leather or Vinyl between the console and bothe sides of the front seat. Mine is startting to get dirty and yet Im a fanatatic when keeping a car clean! The cloth is right next to the cup holders and spillage onto the cloth will soon happen! To me its not worth the extra dollars for this reason! Also I see that this leather although softer, in the seating areas is beginning to wear a lot faster than the nuance!

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    Jesda is offline Super Moderator
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    Re: Tuscany Leather

    The biggest issue is wear and tear. I suspect the thicker hides will be less susceptible to rips, fading, or cracking.

    However, if you don't intend to keep your car for more than five years, it doesn't matter.

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    bhoppes is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Tuscany Leather

    Heres the thing that matters the most.....Which one smells better?

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    Re: Tuscany Leather

    All DTS models have the fabric between the seat leather and center console. This prevents the squeak/chafe noise that '05 and prior Devilles had when moving the power seat, and every single one of our customers complained about (the noise was caused by the leather squeaking on the center console between the seats).

    Cadillac offers 3 grades of leather in DTS:

    Nuance leather is Cadillac's name for Pigment Dyed Leather, which has a clear topcoat to mask imperfections, as well as provide more resistance to wear and discoloration. The color is applied to base crusts of differing color and the dye is not all the way through, therefore over time wear marks will result in the darker color showing through in the creases.

    Tuscany Leather is Semi-Aniline, which is dyed for color with a smaller amount of topcoat applied, which allows the leather to feel softer and show more natural grain, while still providing color uniformity and some protection against wear.

    Tehama Leather is Pure Aniline, which is dyed wit no pigment or topcoat. This will have belly wrinkles and scars, and will develop a "patina" over time, like a worn-in bomber jacket.
    Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)

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