Never noticed the wood issue, but there should be no reason to rest your hands on the dash anyway...31st330i said:7 series:
I agree that it does look better in person than in pictures. but that's still just a lesser degree of unatractive IMHO. the inside looks like an Ikea lover's wet dream. well, I liked it too.
the one thing that did strike me as a flaw was natural wood trim (no varnish). over time, I bet that part of the car gets beat up the worst.