Date Added: Saturday 08 January, 2011
AWFUL, AWFUL ITEM. RUBBISH FIT AND QUALITY. NOT OF THE STANDARD EXPECTED FROM MX5PARTS.
The fit on the armrest I received is really poor because it does not fit tightly into the centre console unit and wobbles from side to side so badly that it rattles. Also the front edge of the armrest is too curved at the corners. As a result gaps are present in the corners between it and the rectangular hole of the centre console that are big enough to get a small screwdriver down. Not exactly high quality.
The plastic covering the armrest is also rather poor. It is a slightly different colour to the surrounding trim (even worse than the lid of the matching centre console tray). The grain of the leather effect is also coarse and nothing like anything else in the cabin.
It cheapens the whole cabin and I have requested a refund. Even if it was free I would not want it in my car, so at over £50 it is an absolute joke.
Complaints aside. Should you actually want one of these take note that you have to remove the matching centre console unit to fit it as the screws for the bracket attach from the underside of the centre console unit, so order and fit them at the same time. As others have stated the trim plastics are quite soft and the retaining clips easy to break, so it’s not something you would want to do more than once if you can help it.
Editors Note: Sorry to hear that this product didn\'t live up to your expectations. As with all our products, should you not be entirely satisfied, we are more than happy for you to return the item to us for a full refund.
On 29/01/2011 Martin added....
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, BAD PRODUCT.
fUrther to my last review, MX5parts refunded me really promptly on this item and, as always their customer service was great (THANKS).
However, I have been told that the gaps at the front of this product that I mentioned before, which incidentally cannot be seen on the product photgraph are a design feature, SO IT IS MEANT TO FIT BADLY at the front.
Rating: [1 of 5 Stars!]