2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 T5: There's No Need for All This

March 20, 2012


Glancing down at this control cluster in the S60 reminded me of all the stuff cars don't really need these days. The headlight switch is one of them. Whenever I get in a car with automatic headlights, I set the switch to "A" and leave it there for the rest of my time behind the wheel. Sure, there are times here and there when I need to turn the lights on in the middle of the day, but how often is that? Once a month? Once a year?

And that leads me to the utterly ridiculous gas door button. Yeah, yeah, it's for security, but given that I've never met a single person who has ever had gasoline siphoned out of their car, I'm okay with having an unlocked gas door. Or have it so the gas door is locked when the doors are locked, simple.

Ed Hellwig, Editor

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