Of course, carbon fiber looks better. But is it worth the cost? like at least 4 times more.
The dashboard also is very expensive, $500.
Honest input would be very appreciated, thx guys.
I bought my CF dashboard...for $95shipped from China...excellent quality
The only expensive pieces were the CF seat back cover, about $450, also from China.
"Real" CF is not particularly attractive, especially when its in a cliche' application (not for weight or structural purposes).
Plastic molded/imprinted with a fiber pattern is worst, because it's pretending to be something that wasn't aesthetic in the first place.
If the goal is just to get away from the factory shiny gloss fingerprint magnet, get a wrap in whatever pattern you like.
Shiny piano black finishing is also very popular on expensive cars. Doesn't make it a particularly good application.Thanks for sharing your “opinion”. Seems like most disagree since real carbon fiber is very popular on performance vehicles and the cost is usually quite high.
If we're talking about popularity, considering how many vehicles there are without CF it seems most disagree with you.Thanks for sharing your “opinion”. Seems like most disagree since real carbon fiber is very popular on performance vehicles and the cost is usually quite high.
Like real leather?I had the imprinted ABS carbon fiber inside my car but phased it out with real carbon fiber. Nothing like having the real thing. I feel if you own a nice car like a Tesla you would want the real stuff to compliment it. I purchased my trim pieces from RPM Tesla. They have everything you could possibly need for interior or exterior in glossy or matte.
If we're talking about popularity, considering how many vehicles there are without CF it seems most disagree with you.
People associate CF with high performance vehicles, so a lot of people want CF because of what it reminds them of or because it stands out, not because they find it aesthetically pleasing.
In essence, do what @holmgang said: "get a wrap in whatever pattern you like".
Shiny piano black finishing is also very popular on expensive cars. Doesn't make it a particularly good application.
In 10 years, CF will look like a bad pastiche, reminiscent of all the fake wood finishing popular in the 1990s.
Note that "real" vs fake carbon fiber doesn't matter, because there's no functional purpose to the surface finishing of a console cover being in CF vs something else. The intent, obviously, is to the imitate the effect of a real performance vehicle that was actually constructed in carbon (i.e. carbon tub), and having that structure exposed.
I just asked 4 people at the same table as me, all of them would prefer the wood dash. They also agreed that CF looks tacky. So I guess that's everyone - 5 (including me).Most cars don’t have real carbon fiber because it costs significantly more than normal plastic. Most people wouldn’t pay the premium. Or have a car that justifies it. Everyone that has seen the carbon fiber dash compared to the wood one said carbon looks significantly better. I would say the carbon blends in better than the light wood so not sure what your point is.