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Goat Leather

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Was at a dealer trying but failing, to negotiate a trade in on my WK caprice. One of the tactics he used to make the caprice seam cheap was telling me the caprice (not statesman) has leather made of goat.

Just from a curiosity standpoint, any merit to this?


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id find that hard to believe...
 

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Would Holden not have to state that somewhere? I'm with Walesy on this one, unless goat leather is superior in some way.... Then Holden would've promoted it, not hidden it. And I doubt they'd use an inferior quality on a Caprice compared to a Statesman.

Logic says he's full of sh*t.
 

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humans consume hundreds of thousands of mass produced cows. each cow has a skin. that skin is easily turned into leather to make seats out of. why the f'k would they use goat skins? they are smaller and i dare say supply cannot be as regular as cows leather.

having said that, most automotive 'leather' is just glorified industrial vinyl.

the dealer you went to is a douche. they lied about this, they lied about supply from japan, what else are they bs'ing about... your call, personally i would walk and find something else.
 

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humans consume hundreds of thousands of mass produced cows. each cow has a skin. that skin is easily turned into leather to make seats out of. why the f'k would they use goat skins? they are smaller and i dare say supply cannot be as regular as cows leather.

having said that, most automotive 'leather' is just glorified industrial vinyl.

the dealer you went to is a douche. they lied about this, they lied about supply from japan, what else are they bs'ing about... your call, personally i would walk and find something else.
Goat meat is the most eaten meat world wide apparently :p But I agree, especially in Australia, not that many goats are eaten compared to cows, and cows are alot bigger.
 
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your call, personally i would walk and find something else.
oh yeh. Done that already and feel good about it. I'd have paid sticker price for their car but they tried to screw me on the trade in. It's an insult for them to give me an offer, reject mine and then come back a 3rd time and offer me LESS their initial offer. Idiots.


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