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Tan interior pillars on black seats/decor?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Shredder, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Shredder

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    I got my car three days ago, and immediately realized that the interior pillars were tan, despite black leather seats and piano black decor. Does anyone else think that's a liitle odd. My last car was black seats, black dash and pillars.
     
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    Headliner area is always tan.
     
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    Guessing that the only way to make Tesla add a black headliner as an option is to somehow lobby them to do so. If everyone that would prefer a black headliner also wrote Tesla and told them, then maybe it would be available as an option by now. I’m no expert on mass production, but it seems like probably the easiest option of all that they could ad…
     
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    Half the reason I got Tan interior! Other half was my previous car was black.....
     
  5. Bill D

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    On my black-interior P85, the tan pillar color also struck me the same way. On my black-interior Mercedes S550, the pillars between its doors are black while its headliner and windshield pillars are tan.

    The S550 black center pillars look much better especially against the black retracted shoulder belts. Looking at both cars in my garage side-by-side it's obvious the P85 would look better that way.

    Another difference in details that struck me were the lack of front seat storage compartments that the Mercedes has - sunglasses, umbrella, first-aid kit, door pockets, double-deck armrest compartments.

    I've had several Mercedes and their experience and continuing improvement with all these little aesthetic and "creature comfort" details are subtle but appreciated as you spend more time in the car. In the end, the overall technology of Tesla trumps all these details, but Mercedes does deserve credit for "sweating the details" and Tesla would be well-advised to take notice of this little stuff.
     
  6. Shredder

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    Would you mind posting a picture of your Mercedes? Nothing we can do about our current cars, but maybe we can lobby for the future.
     
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    I bet the tan headliner makes the car feel a lot more open. It has a pretty small greenhouse for such a large car due to the steeply raked roofline, so it can use all the "openness" it can get. It's a little odd, but it seems to work OK. My only worry is that given I drive with the windows open so often that it'll start to look dirty.
     
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    Mercedes S550 = IMG_0359 400x300.jpg Tesla = IMG_0360 400x300.jpg

    This is obviously a minor detail, but when going back and forth between the two cars, the Tesla's tan pillars, being in the driver's field-of-view, are distracting compared to the Mercedes.
     
  9. Shredder

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    I see what you're talking about. I prefer the seat belt matching its background.
     
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    happy i did go with tan.,, really dont like the black with tan...
     
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    I like the Tesla one better. I think my bmw is like the Tesla and not the Mercedes in the pictures above.
    So I think it comes down to taste and no car manufacturer can satisfy everyones taste...
     
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    As I understand it, Audi, Bimmer, Merc & Volvo for instance, all offer a black headliner as an option. Here is an example from a Merc:

    merc_headliner.jpg
    Image credit: Mercedes-Benz


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    Found some previous discussion here if anyone’s interested…

    What color is the black interior?
     

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