2012 Volkswagen Passat SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
The leatherette seats are comfortable however I've noticed a seam is starting to open along the left side bolster padding of the driver's seat.
It's not an aread that I sit on nor is it a stress area from getting in and out so I have no idea why it would be failing.
It probably won't completly open up until after the 36,000 mile warranty expires and I don't think the dealer will repair something that hasn't happed yet.
No more leatherette for me.
Also, the Hankook tires are less than satisfactory.
They are extremely noisy on anything but smooth-as-glass pavement and with 27,000 miles on them with rotation every oil change they are about done.
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