Genuine Toyota Canvas Seat Covers

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 11:49
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So I took a new Nissan 3.0TD Auto and a Cruiser V8 Auto for a test drive on Saturday and there is no question that I am now going a cruiser when considering purchase price, resale, comfort and extras (rear air-con, 6 stack MP3 player etc). I have been getting a few quotes back from different Toyota dealers and one of the accessories I have asked for is Canvas seat covers for the front and middle seats. I have currently got Michelle Sacs covers on my Nissan and they are great - although the grey is so light it didn't take long for them to look dirty. I asked for a quote on Michelle Sacs covers but a couple of the Toyota dealers have quoted on Genuine Toyota Canvas covers as they are $450 compaired to $750 for the Michelle Sacs. I have also spoken to a couple of other dealers and they have tried to find the genuine toyota covers but they recon that they are only available on the STD wagons not the GXL but there are two dealers that recon they are available for the GXL???? Has anyone know if they are available and what part number they are? Does anyone know how good they are compared to the Michelle Sacs ones???
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Reply By: phantom - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 11:58

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 11:58
Hi H20,
I work in a dealership where we fit canvas covers to a range of govt vehicles.
My man here says there are two qualitys..cheapys for about $120.00 per set or good quality for about $220 per set. That is front or rears for that price.
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Reply By: madcow - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 12:34

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 12:34
Try asking for a set of Black duck covers. A set is currently on Ebay for a patrol

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Black-Duck-Canvas-Seat-Covers-to-suit-Nissan-Patrol-GU_W0QQitemZ4624412215QQcategoryZ43809QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

cheers
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Reply By: Turbo Diesel - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 13:25

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 13:25
Hmm i guess if I knew who made them for Toyota in Brisbane that would help, however due to confidence etc the law etc he can't sell them to you other than through toyota, howevera mate bought a set for his work van, has michells sacks in the lux and swears buy them better product and more durable. Go the Michells sacks!
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Reply By: DavidT - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 13:44

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 13:44
interesting the comparison of the 2 vehicles totally different engines and diff prices was it the price on the cruser that makes it more inviting and big fuel economy differnce with the V8.

Dave T
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Follow Up By: simple - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 13:54

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 13:54
i was gonna make that comment only vehicles. they're completely different. what do you need and what do you want. did you try the patrol 4.8 petrol....? that would be the one to compare with the v8 cruiser
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Follow Up By: H2O - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 14:29

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 14:29
Dave & Simple - yes you are so right - they really are different vehicles! I currently own a 02 Patrol 3.0TD Auto and found that the new model was not much different at all. Ideally I would have loved a TD Cruiser but over a 3 year lease and luxury tax applicable with a TD the v8 is the cheaper option. As for the fuel economy between the v8 and the 3.0TD I did take that into account but the extra $$ (about $1100/yr for 25000kms I recon) I will make after paying out the resdual amount for a cruiser and selling it minus the extra fuel cost over 3 years made the cruiser not too far off the nissan (as the cruiser has a better resale by about $3-4k according to redbook.com).

Prob another reason changing from a more capable off road vehicle to more of a comfort machine is that we have our 1st child due this year so there will not be as many serious off-road trips in the next 3 years which was also a factor. If only they put the live axel back in the cruiser and dropped the price of the TD by only about $10k or so!!!!!!
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 14:44

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 14:44
I bought Michelle's Sacs and hated them. They made the seats so uncomfortable , they were so tight (New 2005 Hilux) they took the lumbar out of the seats, so I took the front ones off and left the rear one on. I believe they would have stretched in time but it was like sitting on concrete. The genuine covers should be available for the GXL
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Follow Up By: H2O - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 15:00

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 15:00
TerraFirma,
Found a pdf on the toyota website and they say that the canvas covers are available for the STD Diesel but thats all - not the GXL....bummer - could have saved $300
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 19:26

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 19:26
Wow!! $750 for seat covers, I cant imagine spending 1% of the vehicles value just to cover up the the nice seats the manufacturer supplies! I just dont get it.. just have them cleaned yearly and enjoy them... It's only a car.
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