2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volkswagen GTI: HVAC Controls Done Right

July 11, 2010

HVAC-controls-717.jpgThree knobs, three buttons. Simple.

Even the seat heater buttons are integrated intuitively. I'll agree with Karl and admit that the icons on the mode knob are a bit small. But this layout is about as efficient and effective as it can possibly be.

Nearly every current climate control system uses buttons which are far less efficient. I'll save you my diatribe on why I prefer manual ventilation controls over climate control, but let's just says it starts with a blast of wrong-temperature air in the face when you climb in on a hot or cold day.

Not a problem here. One quick turn of the knob and that problem is solved.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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