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I am looking at front leather seat replacement primarily for the driver's side. Does anyone have experience with an online retailer? Does not seem that there are too many options, although I am not certain of this. I haven't researched too much.

I see that The Seat Shop has the bottom cushion for the front driver's and passenger's seat. With the full leather upgrade, versus the leather/vinyl combination, the leather cushion section is $249.00. Although, they do not offer the seat back portion of the seat, which isn't too bad on my 2005 Acura MDX.

I also saw a set of bottom cushion leather covers on eBay for $174.99 from US Auto Nation. Not sure if they are a high quality option?

What experiences has everyone else had? There's a local auto upholstery shop here in Atlanta, GA, but they are quite expensive. They want $500+ just for the driver's side seat. Not sure how great their work is, but it's beyond what I am willing to spend. Especially, with the pricing on the alternative options from online retailers.
 

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FWIW, you could also check eBay for a used cushion (they surface from time to time for fairly reasonable prices) and your local boneyard for parts.

There's something to be said for a new one for $175 though. If it really matches the originals well, sounds like a pretty good deal. FWIW, it won't help with any sagging / wrinkling issues your original cover had, since it uses the same (probably worn-out) foam. Since you'll have the seat out / all apart anyway, the extra work required would be pretty minimal. I put together a post on this forum that details how to go about "repairing" the foam (and without paying the ridiculous price for a new chunk'o'foam from Honda).

https://www.mdxers.org/threads/failing-foam-in-drivers-seat.142257/
 

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Thanks habbyguy, I appreciate the input. I am leaning towards The Seat Shop option since it seems to be the highest quality.

As for the foam replacement that looks to be something I’ll try as well. Seems straightforward from the photos. Greatly appreciated!
 

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Before you buy anything online I would check with a local auto upholstery specialty shop. You might be surprised at how economical they can be.
 

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Pkrface, you're right. I have not called around many upholstery shops here in Atlanta. I will make some calls before making my final decision.
 

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Hello,

I am looking at front leather seat replacement primarily for the driver's side. Does anyone have experience with an online retailer? Does not seem that there are too many options, although I am not certain of this. I haven't researched too much.

I see that The Seat Shop has the bottom cushion for the front driver's and passenger's seat. With the full leather upgrade, versus the leather/vinyl combination, the leather cushion section is $249.00. Although, they do not offer the seat back portion of the seat, which isn't too bad on my 2005 Acura MDX.

I also saw a set of bottom cushion leather covers on eBay for $174.99 from US Auto Nation. Not sure if they are a high quality option?

What experiences has everyone else had? There's a local auto upholstery shop here in Atlanta, GA, but they are quite expensive. They want $500+ just for the driver's side seat. Not sure how great their work is, but it's beyond what I am willing to spend. Especially, with the pricing on the alternative options from online retailers.
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I replaced mine fr junkyard . I got the passenger side cushion for my driver. All electrical heated seat is the same. Passenger used less and most are good condition.
 

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Hi, I'm in Adelaide Australia so nowhere near you guys. I found a car upholsterer who specialises in re-upholstering American cars from 1950's - 1960's, he did a great job re-upholstering the driver's seat in my 2005 Honda MDX at a reasonable price, he matched the black leather very well. I suggest you might look for someone similar in your area.
 

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I have been using CoverKing seat covers to protect the leather seats on my 2016. They fit very well, are user-installable, and available in a wide range of fabrics including leather and micro-suede. They might be of interest either as an alternative to replacing the leather or for protection for the new leather. I have a basic drill for the front row, and am considering something else like the saddle blanket. My reason for buying them was to protect the leather from dye transfer from jeans and especially leather belts, which is a big problem for me (and has stained the leather on the door as well). Go to CoverKing.com, enter your car model, and see which options are available. The web site does say they are getting into the replacement leather business so you might contact them about that as well.
 

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Hello all,

Thanks for the suggestions. I still have not explored my local options, just been busy working. But I did want to let you all know that I bought the seat bottom leather replacement in Saddle Brown color from The Seat Shop in Texas. They had a Cyber Monday sale and I jumped on the deal. I opted for the full leather upgrade and I can say that upon first impression these covers are top quality. I have seen their video comparing their quality to other online leather upholsterers and I was anticipating seeing their quality. I can attest that the craftsmanship and quality of leather are top notch.

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them. The only issue is that The Seat Shop does not currently offer leather replacement for the seat back. It's only the seat bottoms, which I can understand since the seat backs do not generally get too worn out. But that will be a job for a local upholsterer.

Original seat bottom:
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The Seat Shop Seat bottom (not installed):

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