I was looking at the interior photo, of the Tesla S Model, and noticed that the dashboard flows to the right, undivided, and downward until it reaches the center console area, at the floor. Am I the only one who thinks this looks ridiculous? Over the years, I've noticed that, for the most part, only the Asian and German car makers can make semi-flawless car interiors. The Americans always seem to screw-up their interiors with one or more, well chosen, eye-sores. Is Tesla going to fall into this category as well? For me, ugly interiors are deal breakers. I opted not to purchase the Ford Escape Hybrid due to it's dinosaur era steering wheel. I'd really hate to be pushed out of the Tesla market simply because of some overly enthusiastic designer's dash concept gone wrong. I know that I am "also" being ridiculous by nitpicking, like this, when the whole of the car is a light-year jump forward when it comes to economical transportation and reducing carbon footprint; but I never understood why companies ruin perfectly good merchandise by spending extra money to make it worse. Years ago, when I went shopping for a simple cotton shirt at the local department store... the shelves were lined with exactly the shirt I needed, except each shirt had 17 functionless zippers (going horizontally and vertically) which had been "added" purely for cosmetic appeal. Of course, the appearance of these zippers, which someone payed good money to have designed, purchased, and installed, were the very same thing which prevented me from buying the shirt. If my choices are SIMPLE AND PLAIN or TRAIN WRECK, I'll take simple and plain-- any day! Have a look at the Volvo V60 Plug In Hybrid dashboard. This is a plain, but acceptable, dash layout; and I hope Tesla, before production, opts for something similar.
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