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We are in the process of searching for a 2008 RX350. We would prefer to go with a lighter leather interior, the light gray or ivory.

A couple of people have mentioned that the lighter leathers stain or discolor rather quickly, even when you are wearing jeans in the vehicle.

Has anyone noticed this as a problem with their RX's?

Appreciate any comments on this matter.

--JamesW

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Doth the light gray and the ivory will darken over time and get a little shiny. There isn't transfer from jeans etc, it just gets "dirty" in color. Just use leather cleaner and conditioner every once and a while and it should be ok.

The black leather just gets shiny over time (can't really get much darker...)

I had the ivory leather when i had my 04 Rx330 and chose the light gray when i upgraded to my Rx350. I find the gray more appealing than the ivory after time.

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We are in the process of searching for a 2008 RX350. We would prefer to go with a lighter leather interior, the light gray or ivory.

A couple of people have mentioned that the lighter leathers stain or discolor rather quickly, even when you are wearing jeans in the vehicle.

Has anyone noticed this as a problem with their RX's?

Appreciate any comments on this matter.

--JamesW

We have a silver 2008 RX350 with light grey interior and black maple wood and a obsidian 2008 ES350 with light grey interior and walnut wood. The light grey leather isn't that difficult to take care of. It will develop "cracks" like all leather and I find those to be less obvious than in darker leathers we have had in other cars.

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Our 08 has the light tan or what ever color it is called and is getting a blue tint on the edges from blue jeans. It seems to come off but it comes back in a few weeks.

Jeff

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I use those combo leather cleaner+conditioner wipes (Made by Mc-something - in black plastic can) - every 3 or 4 weeks on the whole interior, and even then some marks take time to get out. Important to use, or the leather will get stained and start to dry over time. I wish the RX had a pleather option...

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My 'Savannah Metallic' RX 350 has the ivory leather interior, and it looks great. But it does seem to show dirt easier than darker colors of leather that I have had in the past. I make a point to use a good quality leather cleaner and conditioner regularly to keep them looking nice..

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I still have a 1994 Acura Legend GS that has light tan leather (L, LS model has darker tan leather) and a CL with black leather, now a RX350 with black leather. From my own experience, if you take care of the leather on a regular basis. They should last equally as far as appearance goes. I don't think one is more prone to stain or show discoloration over the other. But tan leather could show more wear than darker leather after a few years. Never like any gray leather. They are just not appealing to me somehow.

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