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I've got an 01 silver XC with graphite leather interior, and it came with the graphite plastic inserts instead of wood. Not as cool as the aluminium, but I prefer it over the wood. <P>I think the aluminium was a $400 CAD option, whereas I had the choice between graphite/wood, at the same cost.<P>{edited for spelling <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif">}<P>
 

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Coastal<P>I would have to agree ANYTHING would be better than fake wood. However, I see that you are in Canada. Do we have the same options here in the US?<P>Kirk
 

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Not that this answers your question, but here's a pic of the brown leather/polished aluminium. <P> <IMG SRC="http://sc2.vcc.m.volvocars.se/bilder/pp/v70xc/interior/main/main.jpg">
 

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Holy cow! I've never seen that, and never knew the option existed. Now I've got to see if I can get that retro-fitted.<P>(not to change the subject...)<P>Anyone else have a problem with the extra "oh crap" handle in the middle chipping? The silver paint on mine has chipped in three places -- this wasn't what I thought they ment by a chipped car! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>--Adam
 

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That interior is in the brochure, but I can't seem to figure what options package will give me a loaded (sans navigation) vehicle without the God-awful wood trim
 

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Adam<P>That is disappointing -- the bar is really chipping? I assume it is metal covered with chrome paint? <P>One minus point for me on this car. Anyone else have such a simple fit/finish problem?<P>Kirk
 

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All four of my interior door-handle trip pieces (the fake wood) has chipped from contact with the door handle. Not just once either. They have all been replaced under warranty, and they have all chipped or rubbed again. That is really my only interior complaint.<P>- Darell
 

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Kirk,<P>One would think/hope/expect it to be metal, but it is plastic. Now maybe there's metal in the core of the bar, but the entire external material is molded BLACK plastic that is painted with silver paint.<P>I've also heard about the door handle problem that Darell mentioned, but so far I haven't noticed it on mine. (CrossCountry = CrossFingers)<P>--Adam<P>
 

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No problems so far on the XC center bar. <P>They do a pretty good job of hiding the true composition of it too... I've read all your posts, and I still think it's made of titanium. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Sounds like the best solution is to go with the aluminium inserts on the doors and glove compartment, then wrap the grab rail with hockey tape for improved performance and reduced wear <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
 

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You can avoid the dino-wood by ordering leather as a stand alone option and not the leather package. The leather package consists of Leather Seats, Leather Wrap Steering wheel, Leather Shift Knob and the Dino-wood. Unfortunatly, the Leather and the Leather Package are the same price, go figure. <P>
 
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