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I currently own a 2006 G35x which has wheat/aluminum interior. I've been very happy with my car through the years and currently have a deposit/reservation for a Hagane Blue Q50 Sport Hybrid.

One issue I've seen with my car though is that the aluminum parts have accumulated noticable micro-scratch marks throughout the years - not sure how as I do not abuse my vehicle at all and everything else is pretty much spotless. Just the aluminum parts have this issue.

My question basically is whether or not the wood trim would be more durable to any sort of similar wear / scratches as the aluminum. Also perhaps has the quality of the aluminum parts improved since 2006 models?
 

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I've had a dent on my gear shifter since I dropped my phone on it within the first month of owning my G. Talk about bummed!

I was actually a little curious about the decision to put that same aluminum on the steering wheel. At least I won't drop my phone on that.

I Have the wood in my Gand have zero scratches. The new wood is really beautiful and takes the interior up a notch. It looks heavily lacquered so I'm guessing it will be pretty scratch resistant.

I'm sure we'll see the first post with a pic from someone scratching theirs up though - its inevitable. Normal wear should see the wood hold up fine I would think.
 

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Thanks Afro. Do you happen to have the graphite interior to go along with your wood ? I think that's what the Hagane blue reserved for me has. I'm looking forward to seeing what that looks like in person . How do you think the combination of graphite/wood would look on a Hagane Blue ?
 

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Thanks Jkay - The wood interior does look very nice from the pictures I've see. I've had the wheat/aluminum in my 2006 G35x and wouldn't mind a change as long as it looks good..:) Hoping the black/wood interior looks good on the Hagane Blue when I finally get a chance to see it in person.
 

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I saw it in a LP with graphite interior and again, I think the wood looks awesome in this car. The current G has decent wood but the Q50 really steps it up. Looks great!
 

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I sat in a Silver exterior/graphite interior at a recent dealer event. The wood looks awesome, and would definitely pick that over aluminum. Each his own though.

Would not pick black leather here in Houston. Heat index today is supposed to be 115 F
 

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I sat in a Silver exterior/graphite interior at a recent dealer event. The wood looks awesome, and would definitely pick that over aluminum. Each his own though.

Would not pick black leather here in Houston. Heat index today is supposed to be 115 F
Yeah same car that I saw here in north Texas. Graphite isn't bad for Texas, just get proper ceramic tint. I have Huper Optik 30 in mine, cuts out 80% of infrared light which is what cooks the interior. I think F1 and Pinnacle make a similar tint. It is amazing stuff.

I should take some interior shots of my 04, it's the only one I've seen with wood.

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The wood is likely more durable because of the clear coat on top. It still will scratch if you rub on it or clean it with unsuitable materials and cleaners.

Aluminum is soft and can nick and scratch. But it won't scratch from you just touching it. It has to be hit with something like sharp nails or your phone or ring.
 

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I currently own a 2006 G35x which has wheat/aluminum interior. I've been very happy with my car through the years and currently have a deposit/reservation for a Hagane Blue Q50 Sport Hybrid.

One issue I've seen with my car though is that the aluminum parts have accumulated noticable micro-scratch marks throughout the years - not sure how as I do not abuse my vehicle at all and everything else is pretty much spotless. Just the aluminum parts have this issue.

My question basically is whether or not the wood trim would be more durable to any sort of similar wear / scratches as the aluminum. Also perhaps has the quality of the aluminum parts improved since 2006 models?
I too have the aluminum in my 2010 G37 and it has a few minor scratches and a ding on the middle console that was actually done before I leased it. I may have had 10 passengers in my car over the 3 years so it doesn't get much abuse, sadly the aluminum is just extremely sensitive and does not like jewelry or watches! ha

I will be going with the maple wood interior this go around for sure. I saw it in person this week at the reveal and it is gorgeous. It was with the granite black interior and just looked sharp.
 

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Going for the aluminum! Some of you guys know how I feel about wood and really love the silver/black finish! This time around its not as smooth as most aluminum trims thats why y i think.it wont scratch that easily!







 

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Actually this kind of aluminum finish will be hard to clean and collect dust and particles easier than wood finish.
 

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Actually this kind of aluminum finish will be hard to clean and collect dust and particles easier than wood finish.
Hmmmm...you could be right! Gotta be extra OCD then! Hehehe!
 

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Guys so I just came from my dealership. As os last night and today they have a black on black sport with aluminum interior. From what I can see, little chance that the aluminum will scratch. The aluminum has a textured feeling and VERY DURABLE. I will look at the wood interior this weekend and 1 dmember has already seen it and confirmed the beauty of it.

Personally I am looking fro a Q50 sport , grey, with wood interior and black seats. That combo to me is "well-appointed" I will have a chance to test drive the vehicle this weekend as well.

Oh did I mention, they were unloading (6) Q50 premiums, that doesn't include the shipment they received a day ago, which I saw 2 more on the rooftop still waiting to be PDI. The ones that were unloaded, had a sticker on the bottom touch screen that said that a MANDATORY SOFTWARE UPGRADE NEEDED TO BE INSTALLED BEFORE HANDING THE CAR OVER TO THE CUSTOMER. The Nav screens where being updated!!!! :D

I look forward to test driving the car and hopefully taking one home by Sat. :D
 

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Guys so I just came from my dealership. As os last night and today they have a black on black sport with aluminum interior. From what I can see, little chance that the aluminum will scratch. The aluminum has a textured feeling and VERY DURABLE. I will look at the wood interior this weekend and 1 dmember has already seen it and confirmed the beauty of it.

Personally I am looking fro a Q50 sport , grey, with wood interior and black seats. That combo to me is "well-appointed" I will have a chance to test drive the vehicle this weekend as well.

Oh did I mention, they were unloading (6) Q50 premiums, that doesn't include the shipment they received a day ago, which I saw 2 more on the rooftop still waiting to be PDI. The ones that were unloaded, had a sticker on the bottom touch screen that said that a MANDATORY SOFTWARE UPGRADE NEEDED TO BE INSTALLED BEFORE HANDING THE CAR OVER TO THE CUSTOMER. The Nav screens where being updated!!!! :D

I look forward to test driving the car and hopefully taking one home by Sat. :D
I'm assuming that you are in Southern California to already have a dealer with that many on the lot. No chance you are in Tennessee, huh???? Haha
 

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Wood makes the car look old and dated makes it feel like my grandpa owns it. I just hate wood interior, aluminum for me for sure if it scratches then I'll just replace the **** trim.
 

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Wood makes the car look old and dated makes it feel like my grandpa owns it. I just hate wood interior, aluminum for me for sure if it scratches then I'll just replace the **** trim.
Ha! Finally someone that feels the same way I feel about wood trims! I guess Glenns think alike! Hahaha!
 
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