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For whatever one man's opinion is worth, that wood trim is very un-Honda and I think that most of us would prefer to be without it.

I appreciated the aluminum, business-like look of the trim in the 4G TL, and find the wood trim to be a step down as far as practicality goes and as far as what we expect out of a car. At least, I think that most of us coming from another Honda would prefer it to be a little different.

My biggest gripe with the wood is the very polished section ahead of the centre storage bin, next to the gear shift.

It is so highly polished that it reflects street lights and reflected even the recent full moon to such an extent that sometimes when I'd make a turn I'd have to look down to see why I was suddenly seeing a distracting bright light in the centre console.

I'm not sure what to recommend in its place, and it's certainly not much worse than the real wood in an Audi A6 or Mercedes E350, but it's still something that I believe we could improve upon.

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I like non polished wood trim personally

I think wood should look like wood. Maybe just slightly glossy
 

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I don't like it when it looks like wood covered in shiny plastic. A more natural looking wood is more modern I think. And it would prevent the 'too-shiny' problem that you are speaking of here.

I could see piano black wood working well though. That would look luxurious too. It also could set Acura apart from other luxury brands.
 

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LOL same here.
This is a first.
Most luxury car owners I know hate dulled out wood trim, most that own old luxury cars have this issue.
Well, here's something I remember that might help put it in perspective.

I wish I could remember the guy's name, but he was the guy in charge in North America for the overall 4G TL project.

When he was talking about the 4G TL interior as he was driving around with a reporter, he explained that everything in the TL interior was either "real" or recycled material, all of which was designed to reduce the endemic release of toxic fumes into the car's interior.

It's been openly discussed for the past decade the evil of the gasses released by plastics into our living environment.

I sort of bought into the idea based on what Acura was saying about it in 2009.

Now.... Admitting that the RLX interior is very high quality and compares in every way to the interiors of vehicles that cost tens of thousands of dollars more than the RLX, I have to say that I have noticed that they're not talking about this any longer.

And where in the 4G TL I noticed all leather and metal in virtually the same relative place, with the RLX I see a transition from soft plastic, to leather, to fake wood, to hard plastic.

I dunno.

Just sort of seems that they lost the Way Ahead, or changed their minds about it.

Still love the car. We're just talking. :)
 

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Well, here's something I remember that might help put it in perspective.

I wish I could remember the guy's name, but he was the guy in charge in North America for the overall 4G TL project.

When he was talking about the 4G TL interior as he was driving around with a reporter, he explained that everything in the TL interior was either "real" or recycled material, all of which was designed to reduce the endemic release of toxic fumes into the car's interior.

It's been openly discussed for the past decade the evil of the gasses released by plastics into our living environment.

I sort of bought into the idea based on what Acura was saying about it in 2009.

Now.... Admitting that the RLX interior is very high quality and compares in every way to the interiors of vehicles that cost tens of thousands of dollars more than the RLX, I have to say that I have noticed that they're not talking about this any longer.

And where in the 4G TL I noticed all leather and metal in virtually the same relative place, with the RLX I see a transition from soft plastic, to leather, to fake wood, to hard plastic.

I dunno.

Just sort of seems that they lost the Way Ahead, or changed their minds about it.

Still love the car. We're just talking. :)
Sounds just about right.
I just wish Acura treated their flagship vehicle like many other brands do and put a lot of "love" into it, even just doing that alone to the flagship model will give people a better image of the whole brand. Many improvements need to be done
 

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I prefer the matte wood look over a shiny plastic wood look. I have what looks like a plastic trim. I'm not impressed.
 
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