Great post. I am going to pick-up/ buy a 2009 platinum next weekend. I too am concerned about the condition of the seats since they truck is out of state. The photos sent from the dealer are not the greatest of quality so it's hard to tell. I do know one was already redone under warranty due to a tear in the seat. If they do turn out to be in great shape is there any tips to preserve them for getting all cracked up looking? Thanks.
EL EL Eye, I just wanted to let you know I'm available if you would ever like me to provide the build sheet of a vehicle you're considering! I'm also happy to attempt to locate options in your area, so don't hesitate to email me at [email protected] for any further assistance.Thanks everyone for your input. I haven't decided if I'm going with this particular vehicle. There are a number of issues that concern me; star in windshield, bent rim,
center console damage, side-view mirrors are not fully functional and the badly faded front and 2nd row seats. There are other options out there, I'm simply trying to be
thorough before ruling out a local platinum with an attractive price tag. However, that may explain the asking price. The reality is it would cost an additional 7 g's to get
the vehicle up to par.
Prices for OEM covers really aren't that bad. Looks like seat bottom covers are about $140, backs less than $90 for platinum leather. I would love to know if the platinum covers will work on a standard leather seat. If so it would be a pretty sweet upgrade for ~$500. Not sure what all holds the leather on either. Hogrings and plastic clips?If the wear ever gets real bad, you can always purchase new leather covers for the seats. They are not cheap, but would be like new