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I'm wondering how much a replacement seat or reupholstering of an 05 Elise seat is? Is it best to find a used one? Can you buy them new somewhere? Thanks in advance for your advice.
 

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Upholstery work is not difficult, just a bit time consuming. I've done a couple of vehicles in leather: my Truck and the Esprit (RIP). I used my grandmother's hand crank Singer from 1923.

Anyway, I suggest finding a local upholstery shop and asking them.
 

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There are often seats for sale on this site but upholstery rebuilds aren't usually that expensive. getting wear on outboard side in vicinity of seatbelt bolts?
 

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Thanks for the input. As far as upholstery rebuilds, are they typically able to match the color of the leather? I'm asking because this would be for a red seat in an 05 Elise. There is some tearing on the seams of the drivers side seat. I'm looking into this, because I'm considering buying a car that I would want to do some seat repair too. And I want to know what the options would be.
 
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