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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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S3 & S4 seats - differences?

The seats in my Spider came from a junkyard S3 Veloce, 87 I think. The original covers were cracked and in bad condition and I had the seats re-covered in cloth. The original covers were tan and they appeared to be leather with suede inserts. Now the cloth covers are starting to wear out and I am looking for new covers. I would like to find some like the originals and I need some help determining which ones will fit.
It appears that the 87 and on Veloces and Quads had the same shaped cushions with different materials and S4 seats are also the same shape. Is this correct? If so I would be able to buy any covers for those years. The S4 leather/suede covers are on several sites in tan whereas seats described as for S3 Veloces are usually only in black.

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Just to clarify, you are looking for OEM style seats for an S3?

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Ed, it's more of a trim level thing, not year. Graduates had the seats with out the high backs, and Veloces/Quads had the 'sport' seats. Quads had the suede trim, but the cushions inside the covers were the same for quads and Veloce's.

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So S4 seat covers should fit late S3 Veloce seats?

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Just to clarify, you are looking for OEM style seats for an S3
If I found a pair of good late S3 veloce seats ( or S3Q or S4) at a reasonable price then it might be cost effective to buy them rather than seat covers for my current seats.

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I am aware of those covers and they must be cheap vinyl for that price. I want something better and I want to know if S4 covers will fit.

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