I have leather seats in my car and don't really like it for many reasons. First off, animals aren't for sitting on, they're for kissing. Second, they burn my body in the summer (I live in So Cal). I would not have chosen these seats personally, but my sister gave me the car and I took over the payments. My other car, a dodge neon, was old and when she offered her 03 Jetta to me, I jumped at the chance. I can't afford a down payment on a different car. I've considered taking the leather out of this car and having it redone, but then the leather would be thrown away and the animal would have died for temporary seat covers. Plus, it's very very pricey. My next car (when I'm out of college and in a high paying career) will NOT have leather in it. It will probably be a hybrid.