2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test


2009 Nissan GT-R: I Want Comf You Stupid Car

September 04, 2008

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There's an infomercial I've watched a few thousand times for some counter top oven thingie. The guy says the contraption is so easy to use, you just "set it and forget it".

I wish our long-term 2009 Nissan GT-R followed this philosophy. Every time I climb in the car I have to put the suspension in Comf (there are three settings) and the transmission in R (Race, it also has three settings). I usually leave its stability control system in its default setting, which does not display a light (it also has three settings).

This sucks. If I owned the GT-R I would want the car to remember how I like it to be set up. I would want to set it and forget it. But as it is, I have to go through the same ritual each and every time I jump in the car. Running errands on a Saturday, I can futz with those toggle switches a dozen times in just an hour or two.

It's quite annoying. I just ran up to the cash machine you stupid car, can't you remember I want Comf?

Scott Oldham, Edmunds Editor in Chief

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