2010 Volkswagen GTI: The Plaid Perseveres
March 16, 2011
Bad news, plaid haters, the cloth seats in our 2010 Volkswagen GTI are holding up great after over 21,000 miles of brutal, indifferent use by 20-odd editors. Whereas the leather seats in various long-term cars have aged rapidly while in our care, these plaid seats are still stain-free with minimal pilling. If I had it my way, all the cars in our long-term fleet would have plaid...Mwahahaha.
Minor signs of wear after the jump.
There's minor pilling (i.e., fuzz) on the widest part of the outboard seat-back bolster on the driver seat. No surprise, here, since everybody rubs against it getting in and out of the GTI.
There are scratches from shoes on the (cheapy) plastic cover over the base of the seat. Again, no big deal.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 21,674 miles