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Looking at images of the interior for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, I'm really not liking the silver interior trim pieces. I love the way the steering wheel has the piano black trim on it, but the rest of the interior, they seemed to have said forget it and went with a silver type of deal. That kind of bothers me, but could it be perhaps they want to come out with a "Black Edition" like they did with the RVR?

Anyhow... what do you guys think about it ?

 

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i'm guessing the silver was added to break up the monotony look that some cabins get when it's all black. Honestly looks great to me but I'm not a fan of those touch pads. Just plain ugly and not intuitive.
 

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I agree with you on that. The touchpad reminds me of the same touchpads the old laptops used to have. I do like the start button location and it seems like it's becoming a normal thing in the industry now to have it on the center console area. I may try and see if they have a red button in any of their other models and see if I could just swap them out for a little splash of color there.
 

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I'm content.

Mitsubishi isn't known for nice interiors and it surprises me they didn't do anything special for the Eclipse Cross.
Even just a flat bottom steering wheel would help, but no. At least trim on the steering wheel looks nice. Overall its passable but needs work.
 

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I'm content.

Mitsubishi isn't known for nice interiors and it surprises me they didn't do anything special for the Eclipse Cross.
Even just a flat bottom steering wheel would help, but no. At least trim on the steering wheel looks nice. Overall its passable but needs work.
Does need work but if you were to add/change anything for it to be better for you?
 

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I may try and see if they have a red button in any of their other models and see if I could just swap them out for a little splash of color there.
You mean a rotary dial instead of the touch pad? I prefer using those instead as they seem simpler to use but I doubt it'll be offered as an option just because of how complicated it may be to make the switch from touch pad to dial and how the system is programmed.
 

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Oh no, sorry I meant red "push start" button. I know what you mean about the touch pad, and I'm pretty sure switching over to a dial would be a pretty complicated process that I'm really not willing to take on just because I know it'll involve more than just a little bit of wiring and splicing.
 

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Those red start buttons do stand out a lot more. Where would you get ones that fit the Eclipse and how hard is it to switch them out? i'd like a blue one actually.
 

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Not 100% sure as of yet until I see it in person but there's always the GT-R push start button. That may work, may not, not 100% sure again. Guaranteed there should be one though as I'm sure it shares the same button as the Lancer and the aftermarket should have one.
 

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It's not too important if the GT-R push button doesn't fit. One thing I would like to see is a bit more color in the cabin because the pictures look very monotone and black to me.
 

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Some trim pieces would go a long way because when done right it can add a lot to an interior without doing much to being with. Tough part is discovering what does work. One good way to start is with seeing what Mitsubishi has done elsewhere, not just with other production models but concepts as well.
 

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Looking at images of the interior for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, I'm really not liking the silver interior trim pieces. I love the way the steering wheel has the piano black trim on it, but the rest of the interior, they seemed to have said forget it and went with a silver type of deal. That kind of bothers me, but could it be perhaps they want to come out with a "Black Edition" like they did with the RVR?

Anyhow... what do you guys think about it ?

Those silver panels are just too easy to scratch, I know as I scratched mine the second day and it's driving me nuts. Pulled the USB cable out and the connector left a nice scratch which is very visible as the underlying black plastic sticks out like a soar thumb. The silver coating is also very easily rubbed off, my Subaru XV has a really nice leather finish around the dash and gear shift which is so much nicer.
 

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Those silver panels are just too easy to scratch, ...
^^ x2!

Even more so, the piano black. Been horrible on any Mitsu that's come out with interior panels with piano black for what... 3-4 years now? They scratch with even the slightest rub. Worst oversight Mitsu has made in their interiors in years.

Sadly, there's nothing you can do to cosmetically fix it, other than wrapping it or covering it up with something else.
 

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Understatement

^^ x2!

Even more so, the piano black. Been horrible on any Mitsu that's come out with interior panels with piano black for what... 3-4 years now? They scratch with even the slightest rub. Worst oversight Mitsu has made in their interiors in years.

Sadly, there's nothing you can do to cosmetically fix it, other than wrapping it or covering it up with something else.
I am the most disappointed about this! I have had mine for a month and my skin literally causes scratches on the black. Use the soft skin side of my finger to brush off something on the black and you can see a scratch. I am just trying to take an- its going to be scratched beyond recognition- approach and ignore it, but I feel like they should just use a different material. I have NEVER owned a vehicle which scratches so easily. How disappointing!
 

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Many of us have replaced the piano black appearance in the cabin with carbon fibre effect overlays which are much more resilient to the effects of wiping and rubbing. Plus, IMHO, they have a higher gloss which accentuates the interior. Areas that can be adapted include:

centre console
centre display below the SDA display
AC control panel
USB port panel
window control switch covers on the doors
inside door handle covers
triangle on the front door interior which is flat black
rear side of the centre console box for rear passengers with outlet for USB power

There are some pics floating around in threads on this forum.
 

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Many of us have replaced the piano black appearance in the cabin with carbon fibre effect overlays which are much more resilient to the effects of wiping and rubbing. Plus, IMHO, they have a higher gloss which accentuates the interior. Areas that can be adapted include:

centre console
centre display below the SDA display
AC control panel
USB port panel
window control switch covers on the doors
inside door handle covers
triangle on the front door interior which is flat black
rear side of the centre console box for rear passengers with outlet for USB power

There are some pics floating around in threads on this forum.
Yeah I did see those, I am just not a fan of carbon fiber. I have definitely contemplated it even though I'm not a huge fan just because the scratches make me so annoyed, lol, like which one is worse? I'm planning on trying to 3m clear plastic the panel. Just ordered some and going to try to buff out the current scratches then apply the film and see if that helps.
 
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