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I have a 2010 Golf base model 2-dr gasoline, coming up on its 20,000 mile service, and I have no such problems with the seats. I love it!Report it
when you decide to replace the seats, why not order two leather ones for the front and pay the difference. Well worth it.Report it
@bpollen Just like everything else in life, no car is going to be perfect. If the only major gripe this guy has about his Golf TDI is the cloth on the seats getting frayed, I'd say that's a pretty impressive car. Bottom line: stop looking for perfection because you'll never find it. If you're really interested in this car, test drive it. You'll know if it's the car for you afterwards, frayed cloth seats be damned!Report it
This is very worrisome to someone like me, who is considering buying the Golf TDI. I keep my vehicles longer than most, and I've never had a problem with cloth upholstery looking frayed. What is even worse is if they are giving you the runaround. You said that they are going to replace your upholstery, then you said they are giving you the runaround, so I don't understand...are they going to replace the defective upholstery at their cost? I have dogs; one of the reasons I'm consider the Golf TDI (and the Hyundai Elantra Touring) is that I can get adjustable seats & other accessories w/o having to get leather seats ("dogs and leather don't go together"). Though my dogs aren't in the car very often, the seats still need to hold up to a couple of dogs in the car occasionally, as well as me driving the car every day. I drive a '98 Subaru Forester; the upholstery looks almost as good as the day I bought it. That's what I'm looking for. Maybe the cost of upholstery has skyrocketed, because Subaru's Forester upholstery has gone downhill, too. It was so ugly and didn't look sturdy that I just couldn't justify buying the car. I'm going to have to research this. Sigh. Every time I think I get close to finding THE new car, I find out something that kills it.Report it
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