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Leather on a 997


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I'm sure it's somewhere, but I couldn't find it by searching old posts, and I'm too brain dead and frustrated from installing the Litronic upgrade on my Boxster. So I'll just ask...

What interior parts on a 997 Carrera are leather by default, and what extras come with the various leather packages? The picture in the order guide isn't real obvious as to what's standard and what's optional. After looking for a new car for my wife for the past several months (7 series BMW, Audi A8, LS400, Jag, S class, etc.) I finally convinced her to sit in a new 997. After that, it wasn't too hard to convince her to take a test drive. No more cars to order this year, or so the dealer says. But they found one that's close to what we want, but no nav or full leather. My service manager at the dealer says nav can be added, but no-go on leather (without spending big bucks). And my wife really wants the full leather package (or so she thinks)

Thanks

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geoff:

Go to the order guides on this website. They will give you an exploded diagram of the interior with a key. Use this to figure out what comes standard or what is contained in the various leather trim packs.

I think the most noticeable difference is that full leather gives you the dash, doors, air bag covers, and full seat trim in leather (with some other little things).

Be careful- "full leather" is not FULL leather. There are at least 12 items-some major- that may come painted if you don't order them in leather/silver/carbon. In the 996, the rear center console becomes a big chunk of black "soft-touch" painted plastic without an optional covering.

For example, to get everything you can in leather in the 996 would take $7000.00+ over the cost of "full leather". I would assume that the 997 is similar.

Do you really need the turn signal stalk in leather? For $600.00 you can have it-you get the idea.

Regards,

BD

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