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My car is coming up on 2 years and the white leather still looks new. Zuz.. looks like you took your car through WW3, LOL.
I actually find the black leather looks wrinkly from factory, where the white leather looks much better.
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I've got the almond seats on my 2015 3. A pair of very deep blue jeans did rub off on the side bolster. Leather cleaner wiped it right off. I also conditioned my leather to help keep it soft.
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My car is coming up on 2 years and the white leather still looks new. Zuz.. looks like you took your car through WW3, LOL.
I actually find the black leather looks wrinkly from factory, where the white leather looks much better.
Yup! Hot weather + sweaty pants + white leather + dark blue jeans = WW3
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I prefer cloth over black leather because black leather in the southwest desert climate gets SO HOT that you burn your legs if you wear shorts in the car. Cloth interiors are much easier and don't absorb the heat.

With that being said, the white leather looks like a possible option to black leather. My concern is how hard is it to keep clean and how does it wear over time? Sometimes they wear and begin to look black/grey over time.
I have white leather and no problem with cleaning. i am using gyeon leather for protection.

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Based on the white leather seats Mazda had at the auto show, I would never buy white. But I do understand that the Auto Show displays have far more people entering and exiting in a week than you likely will in 100,000 miles. Even still...
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I bought a new 2016 sGT in January and have about 8,000 miles on it.
I wanted to keep the leather looking new as long as possible, but I don't think it's going to work out.

The driver's seat is slightly yellowing in some places. (It may be hard to see from the photos, but the area in the seam is whiter than the rest of the seat.)

Whatever protective covering is on the leather is also wearing out on the piping.

Since I bought the car I've been gently wiping down the seats with a damp microfiber cloth once a week.
I originally applied Leather Masters conditioner and once I noticed the yellowing started trying Zyzmol leather cleaner, but neither have helped.

The rear seats (which never get used) are still in fine condition.
I'm about 150 lbs and the car isn't parked in direct sunlight either.

Not sure what I should be doing differently to maintain the seats.
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i have the white leather seats and when i changed my interior lights to led. i noticed that at night when the led are on, they show yellow patches all over the seat, back only. and in the daylight, they're normal and even with a torch from my iphone, its normal. weird as...

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