I hope they put the centre console of the Barra through some useability tests. A few things about the AU storage bin that annoys me...
-The space for the pen is too shallow, it always falls out.
-The coin holders are ineffective. The coins fall out too easy when you get try to get something out of the storage bin; fold down the mobile phone holder or even simply close the storage bin lid.
-The storage bin lid hinge looks too weak, stress cracks have developed already. It should angle back a bit more to stop it from slamming shut accidentally (which then causes all the coins/pens to fall out!)
other AU interior gripes...
-Interior light switch is too small and fiddly.
-there is no Auto-UP on the drivers window.
-The window child lock button on drivers door doesn't indicate if its on or not.
-the plastic material surrounding the centre pillar is full of ding marks from where the metal part of the seat belt hits it when it retracts.
-The Econ button on the auto trasmission needs to be pressed hard for it to activate.
probably all too late for the barra, but something I have been meaning to bring up. Other than that I love the warm charcoal Fairmont interior of my AU.