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The 95 S4 we have has some of the interior done in Alacantara........
Looks like sh...... IMO . In general it is a poor fabric to use as it doesn't wear or clean well. I would vote for a high quality vinyl any day.

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Randy,

I had my sunroof recovered in a suede-like headliner and was plannning on doing the rest of the upper trim panels in the same manner.

Then, I saw a 91 SE and its piece were factory covered in leather (not the sunroof though)....and I realized that leather is the way to go. I guess that was an option on some Esprits. It's seems that most have the upper trim pieces and rear window frame down in the light gray headliner fabric, but a few were done in leather. the leather looks more "lotus like."
Actually all the Esprits we have had contact with are done in leather originally. Two '89s and a '90. Also the S4 we sold was done in leather.

As to the sunroof/headliner yes those were fabric. On my SE I took the headliner off, cleaned the fiberglass and painted it to match my exterior red. I think it looks good and adds a fraction of headroom.

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