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Replacing seats in 2018 4Runner White Ext/Black Int

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by AtLast, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Jun 23, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    AtLast

    AtLast [OP] New Member

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    Here's the bottom line query to spare you my long winded post below:

    I've selected Katzkin Frost for the new seats but am now wondering if sticking with black would
    • look better,
    • be better for long term vehicle value,
    • will black leather seats be a BAD idea during San Diego summers which seem hotter and longer with each passing year
    • if you have done this (light gray seat in mostly black interior); do you like it and do you have images?
    Thank you!

    The long winded post:
    Hi - Kinda pretty excited new member here. The handwriting started to show on the wall that I needed to replace my...wait for it...2001 Highlander. Started looking and narrowed down to: another Highlander (nice but zzzzzzzzz) , Wrangler Unlimited (paying for styling?), Tacoma (useful at times but will the dog really like that back seat?), or 4Runner. I hope it was a rare case of good sense kicking in when I started leaning toward the 4Runner. Last Friday yet another internet search produced (what I thought was) a good value on a 2018 4Runner SR5 from Hertz. I went out and snatched that sucker up. It all happened rather quickly but I didn't want to snooze and lose. I am prepared to be told what a mistake it was to buy from Hertz. Its too late now. But go ahead if you must, I can take it. ;) Anyway, included in the deal with Hertz is having leather Katzkins installed mostly due to the aforementioned dog who wherever he goes leaves a trail of long yellow fur, frequently accompanied by sand, salt water, mud, and/or dirt. At the moment Hertz is "between" me and the installer which is kinda bugging me and I will try to change that arrangement. But for now with, I think, time being of the essence. here I am. So, to the heart of the matter. I've selected Katzkin Frost for the new seats but (of course) am now wondering if sticking with black would (a) look better, (b) be better for long term vehicle value, and (c) will black leather seats be a BAD idea during San Diego summer which now lasts 8 months of the year. If you've made it this far, good on ya. And thanks. I'm thinking this vehicle may inspire me to become a car person...we'll see.
     
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  2. Jun 23, 2019 at 7:04 PM
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    ForRun

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    Do what you like best and don't look back
     
  3. Jun 24, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    AtLast

    AtLast [OP] New Member

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    Thanks. That's good advice. I just can't visualize it so I don't know what I like best. I do appreciate your advice as it extends well beyond the matter of selecting car seat color.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2019 at 9:45 PM
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    rsimi72

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    My SR5 Premium has the gray Softex seats. I don’t have a pic at the moment but there should be plenty of interior pics available for comparison. I would have preferred black if given the choice. But even the gray seats get hot in the summer and I’m in the PNW.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2019 at 10:44 PM
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    4runningMan

    4runningMan New Member

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    I think mine are black AND gray. Crazy I can't even picture it in my own head after owning it over a year. I'm seriously going to have to look tomorrow. Afraid I'm losing my mind.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2019 at 12:28 PM
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    SCMountaineer

    SCMountaineer New Member

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    Gunmetal TRD wheels, Yakima rack, Canvasback covers
    I think the frost will look nice.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2019 at 12:43 PM
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    VtotheJ

    VtotheJ New Member

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    Blacked Out Kit HID highbeams/lowbeams Morimoto XB fog lights
    I personally like all black with a black interior but that is my opinion. I would say go with what your gut says and dont look back.

    and forget anyone who will say something about you buying it from Hertz. As long as you had it looked at to make sure it wasnt abused, you will be fine!! enjoy it!!!
     

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