Heater Gag - 2012 Volvo S60 T5 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 T5: Heater Gag

June 29, 2011

volvo_heat.jpg I was recently driving our Volvo S60 and noticed I was getting a serious case of swass. It wasn't hot out, the sun wasn't shining on me and yes, I had the AC on. For the longest time I couldn't tell if this car had seat heaters until there it was: the very subtle button integrated into the drivers side temp dial.

A seat heater to me is used every so often, not just every minute in the car. The switch and the display that shows it's on are separated by a good enough distance so it's easy to miss that it's on until you get your butt roasted. I guess I'd prefer a switch with a light or some kind of dial to have a tactile affirmation or its function.

I know this is a very minor complaint overall. I'd prefer to have something simple over slick.But this feature does open the doors to playing the ol' seat heater gag on every subsequent driver of the Volvo. I'll have to pay attention to this.

Scott Jacobs, Sr. Mgr, Photography

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