Ever since GM introduced the model year and America started getting tired of the Model T, new cars have been all about new new new better better better year by year, whether or not the new stuff is an actual improvement at all.
Today’s cars are migrating more and more functions to bigger and bigger touch screens, easy to advertise as X many inches larger than the competition’s. Is that better than a bunch of buttons and knobs? Of course not. But it’s new and so we get it.
This came up in Jason’s review of the brand-new VW Jetta, a car that doesn’t look or feel all that new, if we’re being honest. It even has a monochrome digital screen right in the gauge cluster, which struck us as odd for a new car.
Reader curbwatching chimed in to point out that odd though it may be, it’s not exactly bad:
Indeed! Now bring back buttons and knobs, too.