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Hi there, my husband and I are thinking about buying an Atlas with Shetland leatherette interior since we love the look. However, we are a bit nervous since the color is so light and we have kids. Obviously, no one can make long term predictions yet, but how well do stains come out, plus how susceptible is this color to fading (or worse: yellowing)? Thank you!
 

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Hi there, my husband and I are thinking about buying an Atlas with Shetland leatherette interior since we love the look. However, we are a bit nervous since the color is so light and we have kids. Obviously, no one can make long term predictions yet, but how well do stains come out, plus how susceptible is this color to fading (or worse: yellowing)? Thank you!
Kids? Get black. Period. Point blank. Don't get ANYTHING other than black.

I'm a car nut. I do all my maintenance/repairs on schedule, detail once a week and deep detail quarterly. I keep my vehicles maintained and clean well above and beyond most people...not afraid to admit I might be OCD about it. 馃槈 That said, my civic has a tan interiot and I will NEVER AGAIN own a vehicle with a tan interior unless I'd be the ONLY person ever to enter it. My boys bring mud/clay, sand, dirty soccer equipment, food, candy/juice/sticky stuff (which I don't allow and somehow it still ends up in the Atlas), and general kid nastiness into the Atlas on a DAILY basis. I have the second row seat protector and am thankful daily for it. However, it doesn't protect the floors, doors, pillars, seatbacks, headrests, and headliner...which have all ended up with something nasty on them at some point.

Do. Not. Get. A. Tan. Interior. With. Children....ever.
 

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I have two kids, and my previous car had the cream leather color. I learned from that, I got my Atlas 2 weeks ago , I went with the black leatherette. So I would say " DONT DO IT" get the black seats Or wait until your kids are like 25 years old ....
 

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The Shetland leatherette is very nice and extremely easy to keep clean. We have 3 kids (albeit they are older) and no drama with keeping the interior clean. The leatherette cleans easily with soap/water (or you can use the 3M vinyl/leather stuff) and we haven't had anything that would clean up back to like-new.
 

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We opted for black because of the stories I have heard regarding the dye in dark jeans transferring over to the lighter interiors.
 

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I have SEL with Shetland leatherette and only one 16 years old son, but he has accidentally drawn ball point lines twice already, which are very difficult to remove. Luckily these were small and after rubbing it a lot, one of these faded away, but second spot is still there, so I will suggest black if you have small kids.
 
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