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I am considering a couple of cars, a 2012 Camry SE V6 and a 2012 Nissan Maxima S. Both are nice cars, the Camry has more value with the fog lights, navigation, iPhone integration, USB port, fuel economy, and cheaper insurance. The Maxima is more powerful and a bit more fun to drive. I think the Camry interior is nicer, especially with the leather seats. It looks really sharp. The dilemma I have is we have a 55 pound black lab that goes everywhere with us. I'm concerned his nails would dig into, scratch, and harm the leather. The dealers I've talked with (4 so far) will give me a better price on a car that's on their lot as opposed to ordering one from the distributor and all of the SE V6's on their lots have the leather interior. Is my concern valid? How well do the leather seats in the Camry SE V6 hold up to dog nails? Do any of you have experience dealing with this? Would putting a throw blanket on the back seat where the dog would be prevent damage to the leather? Thanks in advance.