OK, I understand. Just trying to figure out if they could of worn due to not treating them or using cheap products but it sounds like you're talking about severe wear. This doesn't sound normal at all. Had two MINI's with full leather both 40,000miles+ with no wear.
I would have to agree with super flake on this one and that it is not a manufacturing defect but caused by your jeans possibly as you get in and out of the car...that said i feel that if you say the right things and approach the dealer in the right manner that thay should get the seat fabric changed under a goodwill policy due to the very low milage.
Can't disagree with you but I think the quality of the leather is rubbish and very thin.
I do wear a belt although my wife doesn't and its her car, if this is caused by my belt then thats even worse because I have only driven the car a handfull of times.
Whats more I have done 96000 miles in my Alfa with full leather and there is no wear like this to be seen.
Will have to wait and see what the dealer thinks.
When I was looking at second hand Minis I did see a couple of them with extreme wear on the sides of the drivers seat.. My thoughts were that it was caused by getting in and out of the car and rubbing the sides of the seats as you do so. I have half leather in my Mini which was new in September and I have made a huge effort not to touch the sides. I must admit it is difficult because of the angle of the seats.
Not sure though from your photo that is the case as it looks like lines or something. Take it back to your dealer and see what they say. If you are not happy, get a second opinion. Keep us posted.
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