Thanks for your input. Yeah, I do have kids and therefore leather would be great - but the rear seats don’t have them anyways. I think I’m going for the standard fabric, as it actually looks cleaner in this car. The leather seats look a bit messy when you think about it, and breaks up the otherwise clean and simple interior design.MaXPainT wrote: ↑Sat Nov 19, 2022 7:05 amThe car is already expensive more than it needs to be. If anything, I would remove some of the features that come as a standard to make it cheaper (looking at you digital rear view mirror).
Red paint - yes. It is a rare color and if Honda won't increase the production volumes of the E (doesn't look like it at the moment) it will be a true collectible.
Leather seats - hard no for me. Leather without ventilation is no go. Unless you are planning to have some messy passengers (kids, dogs etc) fabric will last longer (assuming you won't take proper care for the leather as most people do) and feels much better.
Armest - is matter of a personal preference. I don't have it and my driving position never called for one. I can see it being beneficial for long journeys, but lets be real, you are not going for long journeys in the E anyway (this is another reason why I find a cruise control and a lane assist rather excessive in a truly urban car)
17" rims - bigger rims always look better (this is why the concept had 20" rims). The tradeoff is a shorter range and a less smooth ride. I have driven 16" as a demonstration car and then received my 17". Let me tell you, you can feel the difference more than see it visually. I am considering buying 16" when I will need to replace the tires.
Lower front lip is great until it comes to front parking and scratching it on a sidewalk. The car looks great without it and I would rather have the peace of mind when parking. The weather protection... If it is not included as standard for the warranty reasons, then you don't need it for your car to stay in a working condition. I have seen someone on the internet hosing the port without problems. Just make sure there is no ice or snow when you close the lid and it should be perfectly fine.
Remember, you make the car truly yours. You don't really need a bunch of overpriced extras to make it feel more yours As long as you love it (as I am sure you will) it will be yours.
Lower lip is pretty much out after considering some photos. I think it looks better without to be honest. And as you said, scratching it on a curb would make a complicated repair.
17" inch doesn’t seem to be optional here - it’s standard. But I think it’s 15 or 16 for winter tires.
I’ll try to get the armrest in the total campaign price. It’s not that I really need it, but it’s more a “nice to have”.
Paying £200 for the weather protection is something I really don’t want to, and as you said - if it’s necessary, then it should be included.
Is there any footwell lights? Otherwise I might tap in and add something myself. The “console light” is probably only the space between the seats?
I also think £600 for the illuminated door sills is laughable, as they won’t be visible more than seconds of your total journey anyways.
I purchased some extras for my Hyundai IONIQ that I wanted to install myself; Footwell and boot LEDs. In total £500. You’re mostly paying for overpriced cable harnesses and a couple of £2 LEDs. Also it was only on while the door was open, so I wired it to the lighting module instead, so it’s on as long as the car is not off and locked. Gives a nice and dim blue hue.
So I’ll probably do something similar for the Honda e if it isn’t anything already.