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vertrkr 12-04-2013 02:34 PM

Seat memory buttons illuminated?
 
Went to use it for the first time while driving at night and couldn't find the sucker for a bit. Just wanted to check if everyone else's is not illuminated either.

fk186 12-04-2013 03:11 PM

Re: Seat memory buttons illuminated?
 
Same here. Door handles, cup holders, and usb ports are lit up why not light up the memory seat buttons.

Gtaz19 12-04-2013 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by fk186 (Post 940326)
Same here. Door handles, cup holders, and usb ports are lit up why not light up the memory seat buttons.

It's still a dodge, so they are not going to spend the extra money to light up all the buttons. You can only use the memory while still anyway. But my wife's Audi has almost everything with writing lit at night. The dodge just doesn't. While they have made large strides in interior quality, they still have a ways to go.

mcfarl58 12-04-2013 04:53 PM

Re: Seat memory buttons illuminated?
 
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Originally Posted by Gtaz19 (Post 940375)
It's still a dodge, so they are not going to spend the extra money to light up all the buttons. You can only use the memory while still anyway. But my wife's Audi has almost everything with writing lit at night. The dodge just doesn't. While they have made large strides in interior quality, they still have a ways to go.

I'll forward this on to my friend who works for Chrysler and is an interior lighting engineer. Good idea.

BTW, I've seen the project car that his team is working on (Chrysler 300 SRT8) and there are some pretty awesome lighting features that are in the works. Doesn't mean it's coming to market (that's up the execs and suppliers), but there's a few sweet features that I'd love to have (hint, hint, Puddle lights!!)

Gtaz19 12-04-2013 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by mcfarl58 (Post 940385)
I'll forward this on to my friend who works for Chrysler and is an interior lighting engineer. Good idea. BTW, I've seen the project car that his team is working on (Chrysler 300 SRT8) and there are some pretty awesome lighting features that are in the works. Doesn't mean it's coming to market (that's up the execs and suppliers), but there's a few sweet features that I'd love to have.

Then send her this too, I think it should be standard. http://www.jeepgarage.org/f177/10-mi...tml#post916325

Page 2 has the good stuff

mcfarl58 12-04-2013 04:59 PM

Re: Seat memory buttons illuminated?
 
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Originally Posted by Gtaz19 (Post 940388)
Then send her this too, I think it should be standard. http://www.jeepgarage.org/f177/10-mi...tml#post916325

Page 2 has the good stuff

They're way ahead of you on that one.

Gtaz19 12-04-2013 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by mcfarl58 (Post 940389)
They're way ahead of you on that one.

Well other than on fords, I haven't seen it standard in this class or even as an option from Chrysler. So it would appear as though I am ahead of them...

The new Benz s-class has really nice interior lighting.

vertrkr 12-04-2013 05:36 PM

Re: Seat memory buttons illuminated?
 
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Originally Posted by Gtaz19 (Post 940375)
It's still a dodge...

I say that a lot in jest when I find things that aren't perfect. In fact it makes me happier. On my Mercedes I expected near perfection and was disappointed when ever I found something off.

Gtaz19 12-04-2013 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by vertrkr (Post 940408)
I say that a lot in jest when I find things that aren't perfect. In fact it makes me happier. On my Mercedes I expected near perfection and was disappointed when ever I found something off.

I agree, if you purchased this car expecting a Mercedes quality interior, then you need to do more homework. You can get a Mercedes for almost 20K less than a loaded Durango with a nicer interior. If that's what you want, then go that route. My wife's cabriolet A4 is very luxurious inside, although I'll take the Uconnect over Audi/BMW/Mercedes infotainment all day.

MAXGroup 12-05-2013 07:18 PM

While you can't expect Mercedes S class interior on a Durango, Chrysler will be wise to start closing the gap.
Some features (like remote start and the 8.4 screen) are better then most Mercedes models other then the S class.
Remote start not an option on any including the S.

Chrysler has the corporate know how to do phenomenal interiors, a quick trip to Maserati, or Ferrari, and small touches of interior materials and lighting will go a long way.
And a lot of the missing bits are not really expensive to add.

Technology and luxury sells!

Gtaz19 12-05-2013 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by MAXGroup (Post 940981)
While you can't expect Mercedes S class interior on a Durango, Chrysler will be wise to start closing the gap. Some features (like remote start and the 8.4 screen) are better then most Mercedes models other then the S class. Remote start not an option on any including the S. Chrysler has the corporate know how to do phenomenal interiors, a quick trip to Maserati, or Ferrari, and small touches of interior materials and lighting will go a long way. And a lot of the missing bits are not really expensive to add. Technology and luxury sells!

I think if you look at the Chryslers From even 5 years ago, they were pretty shitty inside. I think they have already made major improvements. The interior of the new jeeps are pretty nice. I don't think you can really compare the interior of a car that starts below 30 to a car that starts above 80. It will take a few more years to catch up to higher end cars interiors because at the end of the day, cars take a while to develop and certain things take a while to get approved through corporate ladders.

davewg 12-06-2013 08:55 AM

Re: Seat memory buttons illuminated?
 
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Originally Posted by MAXGroup (Post 940981)
While you can't expect Mercedes S class interior on a Durango, Chrysler will be wise to start closing the gap.
Some features (like remote start and the 8.4 screen) are better then most Mercedes models other then the S class.
Remote start not an option on any including the S.

Chrysler has the corporate know how to do phenomenal interiors, a quick trip to Maserati, or Ferrari, and small touches of interior materials and lighting will go a long way.
And a lot of the missing bits are not really expensive to add.

Technology and luxury sells!

Very true.

I saw photo of a Maserati from the LA Autoshow, and the infotainment screen was very clearly UConnect 8.4N. It did not look all out of place in that, a car costing way more than our Durangos.

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Originally Posted by Gtaz19 (Post 941030)
I think if you look at the Chryslers From even 5 years ago, they were pretty shitty inside. I think they have already made major improvements. The interior of the new jeeps are pretty nice. I don't think you can really compare the interior of a car that starts below 30 to a car that starts above 80. It will take a few more years to catch up to higher end cars interiors because at the end of the day, cars take a while to develop and certain things take a while to get approved through corporate ladders.

We had a 2001 T&C, which given the time, had a very nice interior. This was back when Chrysler was still the king of the minivan.

Granted, after that they had a period of down years. We wanted to purchase a second one in 2005, but could not get passed the cheaper feeling interior and the crappy comfort of the first generation of Stow and Go seats.

I actually prefer the look of the Durango interior to some of the MBs even if material quality is different. Then again, I'm not in MBs target market (even at the lower $ end). They're just not my cup of tea.


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