Originally Posted by GRVR
I am just curious mister crabby , if any of your friend's *Negative Comments* were likely *PROVOKED* by YOUR *Negativity* towards your own F-Pace ??? What I am getting at Sir , is that if you are there with your "friends" and you are BASHING the Interior of your F-Pace , maybe these "friends" felt Obligated to Agree with you !!! Just a thought !!!
I have only come to this conclusion , due to already hearing you BASH the Interior of the F-Pace on this Forum repeatedly !!!
Nope. The first thing Mrs Crab did upon entering the car is comment on the poor quality of the plastic wood accents. You or I might call what she was referring to, wood. As I said that is far and away the most common complaint. The fineline wood is garbage and I have a hard time believing it's real myself. Looks like plastic, feels like plastic, sounds like plastic if you tap on it.
You like most of the rest of those who responded did not notice I said the styling was good. A subjective thing but I personally like it and no one has complained about it so far. Materials, fit, and finish are another matter. These vary widely in the car and too many are below par. Take the sunglasses holder for example, extremely cheap in appearance and feel, flimsy, doesn't match anything around it. The feel of the soft touch around the window switches on the other hand is about what I would expect at this price point with a nice look and feel.
Bottom line is my expectation for interior materials in a car which held a 75k MSRP is higher. I don't expect a fake leather stitched dash, I expect the real thing. I don't expect lower door panels which are of the same quality as my daughter's Sante Fe, I expect them to be better.
Last, I'm not negative about the car, it's a solid effort held back from greatness by an interior that is behind the curve. That is my honest assessment. I liked it enough to buy in but I'm not going to pretend it is without fault. I well recall Lieberman in the MT review shrugging his shoulders and saying "The interior... Meh... It's not terrible". He was right, it's not. It's not good though either and has serious dings compared to some price point competitors.
I say this having owned a lot of cars. Both I and Mrs Crab pick up new rides every year or two and I'm old. My old beater car for instance was a 15 and I may or may not get the R version of this when it comes out. If not maybe Macan, hard to say. Certainly I'll be on to the next thing whatever it is around that time. My opinion about its comparative weaknesses will be something that I'm sure will be cause for disagreement over on those forums but the truth is no car is perfect.