WHAT?: Tartan interiors
WHY THE GUILT?: We’re not Scottish… and we’re fully aware a tartan interior treads the line of good taste.
WHERE’S THE PLEASURE?: In a world where everybody is worried about resale values and manufacturers look to offer cars with the the largest degree of universal appeal…tartan interiors are a slap in the face. A slap in the face in a good way. While very few new cars offer anything similar, it’s great when it does happen, like the Mk5 Golf GTI. In older cars the colours may be a little more out there than the more subtle execution in the Golf, and they may tread that line of good taste even closer…but that’s even more evocative. It wouldn’t work in all cars, but if you’re after a slice of retro funk in your interior, tartan/plaid interiors have got to be right up there on the ‘to do’ list.