Call me old-fashioned, but I really do prefer buttons to touch screens. On my new Range Rover, there isn’t a button to bring up the music. You have to go into the menu, scroll, then click the music icon. It’s a lot harder to do this safely while driving versus pressing a button.
So when I saw this 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe 2D come up for sale on Facebook Marketplace, I marveled at all the buttons. I’ve never seen a steering wheel so beautiful.
Was it love at first sight? I think it was.
But in all honestly, I think there is an appropriate mix of touch screens and physical buttons, and currently, most manufacturers have strayed to the wrong side. I’m surprised there hasn’t been intervention from the Department of Transportation simply due to the difficulty, especially for a new driver, to use a touch screen safely while driving.
Perhaps we need to vote with our money, and as consumers, only buy the 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix’s until the auto-makers.
Who’s with me?!