mmm, personally I think these things are just bad design and I don't have much tolerance for them. When my gear knob started to come apart I didn't think anything other than who could design this piece of crap in an otherwise generally very well engineered car. An idiosyncracy is something I would think of as being functionally ok but a bit left-field in it's thinking. Bit like how Citroen used to do things.
Anyway, one thing in my Giulietta is that whoever designed the radio display probably never sat in the car whilst wearing polarising sunglasses. You get an optical effect showing dark fringes across the display when you do which looks a bit weird.
All the best
Last edited by Steve_S; 06-10-11 at 19:06.