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2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ: Blinded By The Light

February 26, 2013

2013 Subaru BRZ

This unedited photo of the Subaru BRZ's touchscreen display in action is an exact representation of how it looked as I drove down Pacific Coast Highway with the sun behind me. Even sitting at a red light and putting my hand over the display to block the sun, viewing my options were nearly impossible.

We've already had problems selecting presets, changing stations and with a finicky navigation system. But not being able to see what you're doing is a different problem altogether.

Next time I head east in the afternoon, I'll be sure to select an album I can listen to in its entirety because knowing what I'm selecting is definitely not an option.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 11,290 miles


Comments

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    Now get some tools, a new head unit... damn, Subaru loaner, I forgot...

  • jederino jederino Posts:

    Buttons and knobs are so superior, and they are probably more expensive to design and implement than touch screens, which is why automakers are so excited to "upsale" this useless application of technology.

  • boff_ boff_ Posts:

    Blinded by the light...ripped up like a [non-permissible content removed] you know they run her in the night.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    The combo of bad touchscreen layout, lack of physical buttons, no place to brace your hand while operating the unit and no controls on the steering wheel add up to an overall loss. Also there is the lackluster sonic performance added to a fairly noisy car.

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