Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday October 17, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Archives > NASIOC Archives > General Forum Archive

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-26-2000, 05:48 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 806
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Miami, FL, USA
2000 RS-T

Question leather seats? other dealer options

Hey everyone.
I read a little while back about some guy whose RS was sitting at the dealer waiting to be picked up, and the guy said he had leather seats in it.
Now I'm considering getting an RS, but when I checked I couldn't find any options for leather... Except when I checked Lycos' autoguide. When I picked "Buy this car" to look at the options, leather seats was one of them. So what's going on here? Subaru's page doesn't list anything like this, so I'm in the dark.
I've got enough fiscal leeway that if I get an RS, I can completely deck it out (at least the initial purchase). So leather seats would be a nice improvement over the stock seats. I've only seem the stock's a couple of times, but I remember thinking they were pretty cheap-looking to me. What are the opinions on any of the other dealer options?
About the buying decision: the main thing holding me back from the RS is that there's only one dealer down here in Miami, and he's pretty far from me (about an hour). Plus it's one of those combo dealers (Olds-Suzuki-Subaru I think), and their salesmen didn't really impress me when I was visiting. (when we asked during the test drive if there were any roads around where we could check out the handling, he was like "Um, excuse me? Do a u-turn up here so we can head back...")
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Lurker is offline  
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 05-26-2000, 06:00 PM   #2
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 507
Join Date: Nov 1999
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Long Island, NY/ china
2005 Saab 9-2x Aero


I'm not positive about this, but I'm pretty sure the leather option fro mthe dealer is a custom option, in that they just send it out to an aftermarket place and get it done for you. Talk to the dealer, they should know. About other options, don't bother with the pgraded stereo..aftermarket is much better..also, I'm not so sure about the performace exhaust you can get fomr Subaru. There are much better aftermarket exhaust systems (IMO). Other than that, good luck.
Keirik is offline  
Old 05-26-2000, 06:15 PM   #3
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 1339
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA

Well, I got the factory leather. The black with red stiching and RS Logo embossed kind. I dunno what happened to it, but it USED to be on Subaru's web site. I guess they canned it because of cost or something. *shrug*

wolve80 is offline  
Old 05-26-2000, 08:35 PM   #4

My friend just got his MY00 yesterday, and he got it with black leather/red stitching. It was on the subaru brochure we got from the dealership a few months ago..
Old 05-26-2000, 11:14 PM   #5
Worst Mod Ever
Member#: 369
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Phoenix, AZ
12 Vagon


You can get leather through the dealership. They just order a leather kit from a outside company and install it for you. Peaty just did this a month or so ago. He has some info about it and pictures on this website

I belive it is priced between $1000 and $1300 depending on colors stichings and how much your dealership likes you But I haven't bought it so I can't be sure.

Hope this helps,


EDIT: fixed some of the many typos

[This message has been edited by AaronB (edited May 26, 2000).]
AaronB is offline  
Old 05-27-2000, 12:34 AM   #6
Scooby Guru
Member#: 1403
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: In a warm dry place
99 RBP GC8 Impreza


NOTE: Most of the dealers dont even know
how to get half of the available options!
go figure?
4wdrift is offline  
Old 05-27-2000, 03:56 AM   #7
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 990
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Byoootiful WNC
96 Brighton and...


The "factory" leather is actually dealer installed. When we get in an RS on sold order that needs leather, we actually have to order the leather interior kit and then have it installed. You cannot order it from the factory with the leather installed, which I think is also why Subaru took it off the website.

Where are you located? I would love the opportunity to help a fellow I-Clubber get their RS. If you are interested feel free to email me [email protected]
deadbolt is offline  
Old 05-27-2000, 06:17 AM   #8
Techno Sapien
Member#: 449
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Lawrence, KS
2016 BRZ Limited
Ice Silver Metallic


Aaron is right. I had mine done by the dealer. They couldn't get me the leather that comes from Subaru. From what I understand you have to get that when you order the car. Mine was done by a local installer the dealer uses. My total cost was 1180. Go to the link Aaron mentioned and I have some good shots of it. IMHO the leather is better quality (it is real leather BTW) We have leather in our Legacy and this stuff I have feels a lot better.

Peaty is offline  
Old 05-27-2000, 08:21 AM   #9
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 1339
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA

ya, mine was the kind that comes from Subaru I'm assuming
wolve80 is offline  

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dealer installed Leather Seats? skiwagon Interior & Exterior Modification 6 12-13-2008 09:40 AM
Was Leather seating an option in the 2002 WRX wagon ? joe-6STi Interior & Exterior Modification 5 01-23-2008 06:31 PM
NJ WTT: 03 Wrx Leather Seats For STi or Other ptsmalls Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 0 12-13-2004 10:20 AM
CA. 2001 GC8 RS leather seats Front and Rear....and other things!! Prezy4life Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 3 05-08-2004 08:09 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.