My 10yo BMW has the same solid feel as the old one, but is more nicely appointed. The leather is thick and wearing nicely, and the plastic parts and buttons feel substantial; not "plasticy" if you know what I mean. No squeaks or rattles and "solid" is just a good adjective for it. Only complaint is there are some items that have a rubber over-molding that has become tacky as over-molding tends to do. I hate it when manufacturers put that stuff on tools because it never holds up, but you can't get away from it now. I liked the G8, too... It's a bummer they killed it.