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      10-09-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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Carbonstruture Cloth interior, any of you guys regret getting it?

I took my Silverstone M3 with this interior and I honestly thought it was different and neat at first but now I am second guessing it.

Every single person I know personally has made a remark as to why I bought a 75k car and didn't get full leather seats etc. there is a valid point to this but am I the only one who is dealing with this nonsense from friends and co workers?


I mean the colors and combo of the carbonstructure interior was not even close to my 1st choice but I have been enjoying my car for a few weeks now and didn't need the burden of having my order constantly push back til February.

Like to hear some of you impressions or regrets if any on choosing this interior choice.

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      10-09-2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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Just tell them it's Carbonstructure Cloth specially made for sports cars and then ask them why they don't have a $75k vehicle.
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      10-09-2014, 05:46 PM   #3
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I wouldnt pay much attention to what they say as long its what you like.
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      10-09-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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I got the executive package in mine to get all the gizmos and cameras and what not for DD.
With those options you don't get a choice and have to get full leather.

To be honest, I would have preferred the fabric as that is what seats in a sports car should be made of. There is no slipping and sliding on fabric in corners.

I say you made the right choice!
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      10-09-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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Just say you're vegan and didn't want leather for moral reasons
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      10-09-2014, 05:52 PM   #6
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Tell them it's to stay cool in the dinner since bmw cheaped out and didn't offer cooled seats.
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      10-09-2014, 05:53 PM   #7
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My son just got some pre halloween chocolate on the back seat and was quite easy to clean. I dig the seats some of my other cars always had alcantara which in essence is a man made cloth material. I hated the way alcantara wears on seats and steering wheels, after 1 year it looks horrible,
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      10-09-2014, 06:01 PM   #8
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When I was test driving, one of the cars I drove had the CC interior and I was
surprised how comfortable the seats were. The cloth looked good and felt right,
I wouldn't worry what anybody says, I'm sure you will be very pleased with your decision to go with the CC interior.
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      10-09-2014, 06:13 PM   #9
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Just tell them it's Carbonstructure Cloth specially made for sports cars and then ask them why they don't have a $75k vehicle.
Best response.

TBH, it's kinda weird how much people on this forum care about what others think. Just do you.
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      10-09-2014, 06:22 PM   #10
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I didn't get to the point I could buy a brand new m3 by taking random peoples opinions.

My best friend has a brand new ATS with a more luxurious interior. When he commented on the spartan m3 interior I just put MDM mode on and nailed it.

He got it.

I do not regret my choice. Mainly because I'm using mine with children and I've seen how badly the merino leather is going to age.
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      10-09-2014, 06:27 PM   #11
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I didn't get to the point I could buy a brand new m3 by taking random peoples opinions.

My best friend has a brand new ATS with a more luxurious interior. When he commented on the spartan m3 interior I just put MDM mode on and nailed it.

He got it.

I do not regret my choice. Mainly because I'm using mine with children and I've seen how badly the merino leather is going to age.
good point those new Caddys do have nice posh interiors these days. I do recall all my prior AMG's with the soft Napa really wore terrible on the seats after a year or so unless you baby the car. I now have kids as well and a dog and do recall my dogs nails destroying the back seat on my C63 few years back
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good point those new Caddys do have nice posh interiors these days. I do recall all my prior AMG's with the soft Napa really wore terrible on the seats after a year or so unless you baby the car. I now have kids as well and a dog and do recall my dogs nails destroying the back seat on my C63 few years back
I regret the leather, to be honest. People above have said this already, but with kids, leather is just going to piss you off most of the time, and because i bought this to bring joy to my life, I would be happy without it.

Now, in a few I shall to my ritualistic dance at the idiotically named car wash trying to get even some of the marks left by kids out of my car. Wish me luck.

OP just tell them you are a purist and you enjoy the car, not the crap boy racers need.
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No regrets here. Haven't had any comments about the lack of leather. If I did I would probably respond that I decided to spend the budget on performance rather than luxury which is true. I would also probably jokingly add something like: "For that matter I could have bought an Escalade, huh? Gosh, maybe I bought the wrong vehicle?"

Edit: I just thought of a better way to put this:

"You know what? I did test drive one with leather and it turns out it isn't any faster. I know - it surprised me too!"
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Every single person I know personally has made a remark as to why I bought a 75k car and didn't get full leather seats etc.
Because I can .

Any sports car owner knows cloth or alcantara grips way better and seats does not wrinkle as soon as we use it.
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Dat Shakir Orange though

But seriously you made a smart choice, I don't own an F8x yet but plan on the carbon structure.

Love the sport cloth on my E92 for all the reasons already mentioned.
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Well at least the cloth seat looks a lot nicer than it does on the e9x M's. I would only consider if I'm building a bare bone M3 but I'm most likely going to check off exec pkg so it won't save me any money by getting cloth seats. Plus I refuse to do another black interior car...

But hey it's your car and if you're happy with it that's all that matters.
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I wear full leather underwear too, so there.
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I took my Silverstone M3 with this interior and I honestly thought it was different and neat at first but now I am second guessing it.

Every single person I know personally has made a remark as to why I bought a 75k car and didn't get full leather seats etc. there is a valid point to this but am I the only one who is dealing with this nonsense from friends and co workers?


I mean the colors and combo of the carbonstructure interior was not even close to my 1st choice but I have been enjoying my car for a few weeks now and didn't need the burden of having my order constantly push back til February.

Like to hear some of you impressions or regrets if any on choosing this interior choice.
I had a chance to see and sit in them at the dealer, and I loved them. I even thought about getting them over full leather because they seem more functional for spirited driving but I just cant get over sakhir full leather.

Nice pick.

Best,
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Planning on ordering it for grip, wear and cost. Who cares what your passengers say; they should be happy they don't slide around as much during this twisties
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