OK, I need some encouragement.
I have an Indi Blue MCS on order with the Lapis Blue interior. I went to get my MINI fix yesterday and saw another Dark Silver with the Lapis Blue. I love the front seats but the back seats seem like too much blue.
Someone who has the Lapis Blue already and is living with it. Tell me your first impressions and how you feel now about the Lapis Blue. Is it too "Over the Top" (OTT)? How is the blue carpeting holding up? I'm not a big fan of how the blue carpet comes up to the blue leather.
Go the Full Blue. But I do Hate a black interior on a car, just to dark and moody for me. I like a light and up beat interior. As for the blue carpet, I got some black mats and this tones down the blue carpet a bit and it also fixes the keeping it clean problem.
Like snoopy, I have lapis blue leather with blue carpet and black floor mats in my DS MCS. The blue makes a nice accent in the interior, but in an Indi blue car the effect may be quite different. Look at some photos before you decide.
I'm pretty unsatisfied with the quality of the leather, love the look. I'm very happy with the look of the backseat. If you look at the solid color vinyl interior the back seat looks pretty bland in my opinion.
The quality of the leather in my car is HORRIBLE. Its all loose on the drivers seat and its been that way since i got it. I asked the dealer about it and he said "its the same leather on BMWs" which doesnt fix my seat.
I have the rubber MINI floor mats which pretty much cover the blueness of the carper with the exception of the center console.
Question about the Lapis Blue leather and carpet. If u order Lapis Blue Leather does it automatically come with blue Carpets? Cuz in the MINI accessories configurator it shows black carpet... I want the Blue carpet... so would i have to specify that?
Lapis Blue looks good, agree about the back seat, too much blue there.
The thing I didn't like about the lapis blue was the carpet, under the rear seat through to the front of the car. Reminded me of a living room carpet floor. The blue stood out too much. Didn't look right against the rest of the black interior.
Hence I went for half leather all black which looks fantastic in the DS/B combo. I def think that was the right choice. As someone else said I'd be carefully about the lapis blue within the indi blue exterior though. May overdo the point just a tad. It's one of those combos that needs to be seen before an order is placed.
Well I'm supposed to be taking delivery of my car this afternoon after an aborted attempt to deliver on Friday (they lost my insurance certificate on the way to the DVLA to tax the car!). I was tempted by the lapis blue leather, as the front seats ooked pretty good, and I've gone for Electric Blue with a black roof. However when I saw the back seats in the flesh, I have to agree with clarus that it was a bit excessive...on the eyeballs.
Having owned a car with a light coloured leather interior in the past, I reckon it would be quite a pain to keep clean, especially with the kids. I went for half leather instead with panther cloth inserts so I'll let you know if I made the right choice when I pick it up later today!
even the back seat. I mean, how much time to you spend looking a the back seat anyway.
I did, however, get black floor mats, front and rear. It will keep the blue carpet clean of course, but the black floors just look better, IMHO. Kindo of like the expensive "deviating carpet" option on Porsches.
If I had to do it over again, I would do it just the same, given the current choices. Black interiors -especially all black interiors- are too hot in the summer and kind of generic. Hey - it a fun car- get the fun interior.
PS- If I could have ordered tan/fawn leather, I would have seriously considered it. But my choices were black or blue.
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