column/console... bucket/bench.. doesn't really matter to me. Although, I do prefer the console/bucket combo for the fact that I'm a smoker and like to rest my hand on the shifter. I also do prefer a split bench compared to the solid bench. BTW, does anyone remember the bucket setup from the early 80's GM cars that operated like a bench seat? My Cutlass Ciera and Skylark both had that style... I hate those.