Originally Posted by damien79
For a 50+ thousand dollar vehicle you dont want to see the seats wearing off like that in the first year. Give me the impression if being cheap
I agree that this shouldn't happen in a perfect world, but it's all about how you care for the leather and the side bolsters. There's some very detailed write-ups on how to take care of leather seats (and bolsters) on Autogeek's website if you're really interested, but this will happen to leather if not taken care of appropriately.
FWIW, I'm taking delivery of a '14 Summit on Monday and I'm replacing a '07 Mercedes CLS63 AMG that was just totaled out by the insurance company. After a few months in the CLS63 I saw wear in the side bolster from getting in and out of the vehicle, but I rarely did much to take care of the seats and this was just over $110k MSRP.
There are different grades of leather, but they all need to be taken care of a specific way.