I just took apart (and re-assembled) Emily’s 2002 Honda Civic center console. I consider both my car and her car to be well-designed and well-built machines, but the approach taken by Audi versus Honda is startlingly different but equally effective. Both cars are about the same size, but mine is brimming with screws and padding and more screws requiring contortionist movements to remove. Her car is snapped together like some super-sized Lego puzzle. It could just be because the Civic cost 2/3 less, but I saw many similarities in my old Acura CL and her car. My car may have soul that is lacking in most Japanese cars, but the Civic has an air of freedom about her.