Most helpful critical review
59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2010
Considering the price they are pretty good, better than using old T-shirts, towels or blankets as seat covers - these covers are made out of a thin and cheap stretch nylon/polyester material that is backed by some even cheaper and thinner sponge material. The fabric reminds me of the stuff they make cheap Halloween costumes for kids out of. The headrests are horrible - basically an ill-fitting bag that slides over the headrest - you get 4 of them. The front seat covers are easy enough to get on because they are only 1 piece each, had a bit of trouble getting the top part to clear the headrest hole, but with little modification it was no problem. The rear seats were another issue - if you're comfortable taking the bottom of your rear set out, again, no worries - but if you're not then I suggest another set. The rear seat is 2 pieces - a piece for the backrest and another for the bottom seat part. I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu and the bottoms to the rear seats were easy enough to pop out and secure the cover - the covers are held in place by a series of cheap elastic bands and clips, don't pull too hard or they rip right off. There are no holes for the seat belts so you may have to so some modding, like I did - my rear seat is a 60/40 folding one so that was another issue - I think that this set is more intended for the once piece backrest not the split one - I also had to remove the rear headrest and poke holes through the fabric so I could reinstall; either way it fit, and when the fabric settled and wrinkles came out, it didn't look too shabby. Overall I give them a 3 out of 5, but only because they're so cheap in price - the fabric is so-so and the construction is meh...if you've got some spare change and need covers this is for you, if you want quality then visit the dealer.
***Edit October 2012: Its been about two years now and I have to say that the seams have all held up, no rips or tears - the only issue I have had is that the covers have faded with the sun extensively. The rears of the back headrests look they are light grey and the front seat covers look light brown. I can't complain too much because they've done their part to keep my seats safe. I'm looking to replace them, maybe I'll order a new set and see if the quality has gotten any better. I'll update if I do.
***Edit January 2013: I recently traded in my car and was surprised to find a mess under the car seat covers. Apparently the spongy material acts like a sifter that blocks the larger dirt and allows very fine particles of dust to enter and settle. When I went to take off the covers I was surprised to find what looked like dark colored talcum powder in little piles along the crevices of the the seats. Also I have a habit of riding with a soda can or a cup between my legs - don't judge, I like feeling...brisk. The condensation from the drink flows into the seat cover, mixes with the fine dust and leaves awesome little dirt rings on the fabric. In retrospect I should have checked more often or taken the covers off to clean, but then again isn't that what they're for?