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EXCITING BIG SCREEN THRILLS AND CHILLS (AND GPS, TOO)!

EXCITING BIG SCREEN THRILLS AND CHILLS (AND GPS, TOO)!

The sedan's large video screen, which switches between GPS, audio system operation, HVAC, maintenance intervals and many, many other functions as called-for by the driver (and, yeah, Bluetooth is standard) is mounted lower in the center console than we'd like for any sedan we'd be considering for our own garage. Some of the sound system controls are so low in the console that using what-used-to-be-known-as-an-ashtray for its originally intended use or keeping it open to access its power plug turns into a problem when putting the transmission into "park" and finding several things trying to be in the same place at once ... ashtray cover, shift lever, your fingers, while trying to access some of the audio controls ... The console, as is, could stand some improvement in the placement of its lower controls; a little more thought, like the thought which clearly went into the car's propulsion system.

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