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2011 Toyota Sienna SE: Knobs And Buttons...We Got Both Kinds

May 31, 2011

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Just like Bob's Country Bunker in the The Blues Brothers, the Sienna has both kinds -- knobs and buttons. At Bob's it was Country and Western (music, that is), but in the Sienna, well, it's how you choose your temperature.

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You might know by now that I'm a knob fan. They're easier to find, quicker to use, more intuitive and, yes, more expensive, which likely explains why Toyota uses a knob for the primary (driver's side) temperature control and buttons for the passenger side.

Of course, any time the two temps are "synced" there's no need to use the buttons. Keeping them synced, however, is known to be detrimental to your marriage. The Wife can use the buttons. I'll stick with the knob.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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