Hi .... please all remember one thing when and if a picture is rejected dont take it the wrong way or personal ... if the picture is rejected it is not because we dont want it on here .. its because its not quite there and with a touch more work it will be there
To be honest the most rejections on here are because we know that the photographer in question can do better with manipulating the image.... most of the time it doesn't take much ... Sometimes it does ... but pretty much 60-70% of rejections can be improved.
With the above shots they as you are aware can be improved... as an idea look at the reject reasons and then look at the images again... that should really give you an idea of what to look at in the improvement , below is how i see it ( although i didnt screen the pics )
1: Dark , not much illumination on the instrument panel ... so with a bit of brightening and a touch more sharpening it should be fine.
2: Dark again , however there is not much motive in the shot ...a bit of a wrong angle , not much to focus on , again very soft .
To be honest i would work on number 1 as you should be able to do something with it.... but forget number 2 ... sorry