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    Can you help me with these options please?

    I have some questions about the below options: (On Carrera S/Cab)

    Option code AT - Black full leather
    What does this mean? Which parts are leather? Does this effect the seats? This is quite an expansive option, I really would like to know the difference between this option and the standard leather of the Carrera S.

    Option code P78 - Sports Seats w/Full leather Int
    Again, what does this w/Full leather Int means? It can't be full leather because option code P77 is Leather Sports Seats and it's more expensive than option P78???

    Pretty confusing, I would appreciate any help.

    Re: Can you help me with these options please?

    I think the dash, rear seat surrounds, side panels around the PCM, door covers and some other parts are all leather when you have full leather. (The order guide illustrates which parts are leather, I think.)

    The P78 option is cheaper than P77 because the car already has full leather option (including seat backs, if you had standard seats). Check the order guide it should specify the exact parts that are leather in full leather.

    Full leather is worth it in my opinion.

    Re: Can you help me with these options please?

    I'm going to get as much leather as possible without getting the dash in leather. I don't have the option numbers with me, but basically this can be done; you get more leather on the seats and a few other spots in the car.

    I'm not too happy with the possibility of scratching the dash leather on a car which is supposed to be practical. Also, the light-colored stitching adds one-too-many extra lines in an already busy interior styling.

    Re: Can you help me with these options please?

    I think full leather has the following extras:
    Upper dash
    glove box
    Upper front door panel
    center console side
    rear seats and rear side panel

    I think you should get the regular leather if you want to save some money. Well, I have full leather. While it's very nice, but they are also acceptable to scratches easily. If I can order again, I would just get the regular leather and save some money. I think the quality of the plastic/vinly parts on the 997 are very good.

    Re: Can you help me with these options please?

    The dash would be the last place in the interior that you would risk scratches, I would think. Unless you allow young passengers to kick at it, or you find yourself to be a clumsy pilot . But all of the controls are on the lower dash or the center stack. The upper dash is totally out of harm's way, and there's no way to scratch the glove box unless somebody is clumsy or abusively oblivious to their fingernails (I HATE clueless people who ruin fine stuff out of pure carelessness!!). So I wouldn't go to extreme optioning measures just to side-step leather on the upper dash. As for the stitching: I like it, gives the dash a hand-tailored look. But isn't the stitching color-matched to the leather color on most full-leather colors? I could be wrong...

    Re: Can you help me with these options please?

    I got full leather and love it, but what they don't tell you is that it makes other non leather pieces in the car look cheap. So go ahead and order the $1200 lether console and $500 leather sun visors. I might go with the painted center console.

    Big stitching in leather is problematic.

    It just accents too many lines which are unimportant in the interior. In order to say "Yes, this is leather," Porsche decided to use that stitching and inadvertantly adds to the mass of stuff already happening in the interior.

    I think they got the leather stitcing wrong. If you were in the USA in the 1970s you might remember those leisure suits with the huge, off-color, stitching on the lapels and pockets and seams?

    If you've been in the American West, you'll see huge, off-color stitching on garments and accesories of this genre.

    To me the big stitches just call too much attention to themselves. Not alot of justification in a tightly- conceived and executed design project like Carrera. Analogy: if you had a professional interior designer specializing in your modern, clean, uncluttered "Bauhaus" interior for your house, s/he'd convince you to avoid such embellishments.



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