Cars with cool interiors

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by PriusRepellent, May 19, 2018.

  1. PriusRepellent

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    I'll start this thread with something of an everyday, common car. A Honda Civic.

    Here is a picture that shows what the inside of a 2014 Civic EX looks like (the kind of car I drive). This is personally one of my favorite dashboard setups ever.

     
  2. mumboking

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    Gotta mention KITT.
     
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  3. Ytrewq

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    Third and fourth generation Renault Espace.
    Not that they look good on the outside, but the inside gives me a boat/plane/spaceship feeling. Broad dash that flows into the door panels and doesn't connect to the central tunnel, digital gauges in the center, center-positioned glovebox, the position of heater controls - everything evokes thoughts of something much bigger and better than a family car.
    If you are wondering, the radio is controlled by the remote seen lying on the glovebox.

    Certain 80s-90s US cars like Buick Reatta.
    They look like spaceships from contemporary action movies. This is how you make infotainment screens and digital gauges, not by slapping Ipads and Ipad screens everywhere!
     
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  4. MASKED REPTILIAN

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    simple easy to modifiy
     
  5. Harkin Labs Gaming

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    I agree, Reattas are an example of how digital gauges and touch screens are supposed to work. The one in my project car is responsive and menus load instantly unlike modern cars. New touch screens are terrible in those aspects as they feel like you need to press really hard to make anything happen, and of course it lags anyways.
     
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  6. Duster02

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    Hyundai Kona

    Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

    These 2 interiors are examples how a modern car's interior should look. Just one screen and more switches.
    Real refreshment from a "1000 screens" interiors.
     
  7. Ytrewq

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    Did you repair the screen in any way? If not and it is still working well in a 30 year old car, that's impressive. Modern screens give up partially or totally in 8-15 years.
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    You don't need screens at all. I can't think of any needed option that can't be implemented without a screen, except for a parking camera.
    Even camera can either appear between gauge clusters when the reverse gear is engaged or use a retractable screen that only appears in R and retracts back into the dash when the driver shifts out of it.
     
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  8. Mullethead

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    Speaking of the Espace, the F1 variant looks awesome!
     
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  9. Harkin Labs Gaming

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    No the screen works fine, it has been sitting since the early 2000s, so it was impressive that it works. The gauges on the dashboard don't work though, so its slightly a bummer but I can find a new one on ebay relatively easily but I think I could repair it. The car was originally parked almost 20 years ago, but briefly ran in 2007 for a day or so when the fuel pump died. I was working on it recently, but the weather has gotten in the way.
     
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    Another one I found...

    Surprising for a car targeted to countries like India to have such a riveting-looking interior.
     
  11. Duster02

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    Yes, but if you put screen in gauge cluster, it'll have very small dimensions, probably around 4.5-5".
     
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    Most cars that were built before backup cameras were mandated in the US have retrofitted rear-view mirrors with screens in them (if there isn't a center screen) that are absolutely tiny, but they work.
     
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    Enough to pass the mandatory rear view camera requirements in US.
     
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    And what about Europe? For me, requirements for European market are more important.
    But it's more practical if you have bigger screen. I mean, is it easier for you to have 3" or 5.5" screen on phone?
     
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    European market doesn't have mandatory camera requirements yet.
    Car is not a phone. It doesn't need a screen at all.
     
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    I didn't compare a phone with car, but with a screen in the car.
    For me, it's easier to always have bigger screen, both on car and phone.
     
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    The small screen I proposed isn't meant to be easy to use. It's not even meant to be used at all. It is just a workaround for camera requirements.
     
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    BMW E39 5-Series. Simple high quality interior with driver focus.
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    B6 Audi A4. Interior exudes quality and class while remaining simple and logical.
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  19. Ytrewq

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    3 heater vents for the driver, one for the passenger. Hate interiors like that. Driver focused boo fucking hoo, don't forget there are other people in the car. To add insult to injury, the side vents are on the doors, not the dash, meaning airflow is crap.
     
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    There's two for the driver and two for the passenger. (That's what I think)
     
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