2008 Pontiac G8: Center Stack
November 11, 2009
I'd mentioned in a previous post that though I love the comfort of the G8's cabin, some aspects of its overall presentation strike me as being a bit dated. I think the biggest offender on this front is the center stack. That digital display at the very top reminds me of an Atari video game from the '80s, and the rest of the stack looks cluttered to my eyes.
While we're on the topic of the center stack, the control layout on that panel isn't that intuitive. For example, there are two audio knobs; one controls volume as you'd expect, but the other isn't a tuning knob -- it's used to govern menu setup choices. And pressing the volume knob doesn't turn the stereo on and off as you'd likely expect; instead, it serves to mute the volume.
Am I being too harsh? What are your thoughts on the G8's center stack?
Anyway, these are relatively minor nits on an otherwise superlative car. R.I.P., G8.
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor