Pics of Marine Grade Vinyl Seats vs Leather Seats in 2021 Bronco - comparison

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Not only is today's vinyl not like 10-20-30+ years ago, today's manufacturing process and quality control makes every inch the same reducing the chance to blemishes, splitting and falling apart. The new boats that have marine vinyl lasts 20 years and still look great. With leather, you have remember are animal hides, and even thought highly highly processed with harsh chemicals in the tanning process, it leaves much more chances for blemishes and defects that can come out after you start sitting on them. Again, they have the tanning process down after 200+ years but make no mistake, neither are 'natural' by the time you sit on them.
yup, very true. But I have to say I have a 1989 Formula 292 SR1, dunno if Formula use exceptionally good vinyl but it is still in excellent, pliable, soft condition. And it spends a lot of time in the sun and wet over the last 31 years. The part that has given up in some areas is the stitching lol. Vinyl is still fine but the stitching just rots out. Still takes 65 lbs of dog paws

so ya, todays vinyl is even better so I have no doubt the vinyl will last.

Luckily first edition doesn’t have that color scheme eh lol!!

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yup, very true. But I have to say I have a 1989 Formula 292 SR1, dunno if Formula use exceptionally good vinyl but it is still in excellent, pliable, soft condition. And it spends a lot of time in the sun and wet over the last 31 years. The part that has given up in some areas is the stitching lol. Vinyl is still fine but the stitching just rots out. Still takes 65 lbs of dog paws

so ya, todays vinyl is even better so I have no doubt the vinyl will last.

Luckily first edition doesn’t have that color scheme eh lol!!

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Great pics. The dogs seem like they really enjoy the boat ride.
 

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Yup, the 2005 white marine grade vinyl on my Matercraft X9 still looks new... I do clean and condition it every season but as above, only had some sticking degrade on the drivers seat.

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Yup....and it's pretty hefty stitching too...so that shows how well the vinyl actually weathers.

Also all this talk about hot vinyl. I have never found the seats to be overly hot in the summer in the boat. No doubt because they're white. But I mean any car sitting in the parking lot is gonna get hot as hell. inside temps can get to what 130-140F??
 

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Great pics. The dogs seem like they really enjoy the boat ride.
lol. they like any sort of ride. Even in the winter, -20 C (-4 F), head out the window -- I have to wear a coat while driving because of the whining to open the window...and when the window is frozen shut....that's never good. Guess in the Bronco I can take the top off...lol
 

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Yup....and it's pretty hefty stitching too...so that shows how well the vinyl actually weathers.

Also all this talk about hot vinyl. I have never found the seats to be overly hot in the summer in the boat. No doubt because they're white. But I mean any car sitting in the parking lot is gonna get hot as hell. inside temps can get to what 130-140F??
I'd like to know if those who are concerned about hot vinyl have ever sat on a black leather seat in a mustang convertible in Florida! :LOL:
 

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Yup, the 2005 white marine grade vinyl on my Matercraft X9 still looks new... I do clean and condition it every season but as above, only had some sticking degrade on the drivers seat.

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gorgeous boat!
 

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That's my only problem with liking the Wildtrak. I'm not a fan of cloth seats!!! I do like the vinyl seats that have been shown, here, and on so many demo's... and I would gladly order those in a Wildtrak, but I don't think I can. I hate to pay extra to get the leather seats that I don't like as well as the vinyl
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I heard people describe "vinyl" as giving you sweaty ass

is leather any different in that regard? only had cloth seats in my car.
It's "swamp butt" - get it right......lol.
 

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Why are you guys posting photos of boats? I read here that in 1973 someone burned their legs on some ripped vinyl in the backseat of their mom's Pontiac and the Bronco will have this same, terrible, vinyl. Get outta here with them fancy boats and real world experience.
 

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Take it for what its worth,the vinyl seats are the way to go unless you just want leather.Getting to see them and touch them sold me in under a minute.
Unless you think you need the power seats.

The draw to me with the power seats is that they have more articulation. I'm guessing the 6-way manual adjustment will be enough for most folks, but it won't quite do the trick for some. The 10-way electronic adjustment is certainly a benefit of going with the leather. I'm one of those folks who struggle a bit with the seat position b/c I have multiple bad discs in my back. Even though I like the MGV seats more, that may push me to the leather. Getting older kinda sucks sometimes. Sigh.
 

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Yeah.... Heated... As you can see here
Do we have a final, final definitive opinion here?

Can I get heated seats with MGV on a Badlands Lux trim\option package?

Looks like the answer is NO based on B&P. So the Super Cel Bronco does NOT have heated seats with MGV?
 

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What’s up with this photo of vinyl? Anyone who has seen it in person - does it really have this heathered texture? Or is it just the lighting

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