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Sick of the Screen Size Scam

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Dear Ford,

It’s the year 2020. Can we be done already with the auto industry racket of having to move up $10k in trim levels and options packages to get the slightly larger LCD screen In the dash without the cheap ugly filler bezel around it? Just because I don’t want Nepalese yak leather seating and automatic scented face misters doesn’t mean I want the screen that instantly brands me one of the downtrodden Poors (and that I must squint at through my aging downtrodden Poors‘ eyes). I don’t care about all the superfluous gizmos and gadgets. In fact, I prefer to avoid them. Just let me pay the extra $200 it costs for that larger LCD and we can all happily move on with our lives (in our uniform-screen-sized Broncos). Maybe take a lesson from Tesla on this topic.

Sincerely,

Ugh



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I think I'm fine with the "smaller" screen. I personally don't want so much light flooding into my truck during nighttime driving. Yeah, I know it can be dimmed, but that much screen is still going to give off plenty of annoying light.
 

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Dear Ford,

It’s the year 2020. Can we be done already with the auto industry racket of having to move up $10k in trim levels and options packages to get the slightly larger LCD screen In the dash without the cheap ugly filler bezel around it? Just because I don’t want Nepalese yak leather seating and automatic scented face misters doesn’t mean I want the screen that instantly brands me one of the downtrodden Poors (and that I must squint at through my aging downtrodden Poors‘ eyes). I don’t care about all the superfluous gizmos and gadgets. In fact, I prefer to avoid them. Just let me pay the extra $200 it costs for that larger LCD and we can all happily move on with our lives (in our uniform-screen-sized Broncos). Maybe take a lesson from Tesla on this topic.

Sincerely,

Ugh
I'm just gonna get the base and wait for the Chinese to come out with a 10-12" android version for like 300 bucks lol. A lot of base Mustang owners are having great success with the aftermarket ones.
 

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I think I'm fine with the "smaller" screen. I personally don't want so much light flooding into my truck during nighttime driving. Yeah, I know it can be dimmed, but that much screen is still going to give off plenty of annoying light.
Most vehicles should have a dimmer adjustment for the screen or a night mode, which darkness the screen. Otherwise you can get a screen tint on amazon
 
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I have an 8.4 UConnect - in three vehicles - it’s plenty big.

But agree 100%

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Same here, 8 inches will be fine, trust me. 12 is actually obnoxious in my opinion. It’s cool in a Tesla, but that doesn’t mean every auto company needs to jump on that train. Just my two cents though.
 

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We haven't seen build and price yet. The 12 inch screen could be a stand alone option, but they'll probably be a 15 page thread even though we don't know yet.
 

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My Tundra has like a 6 inch screen, and it's probably a foot further away from my middle aged eyes than the 8 inch in the Bronco is going to be. I can see it fine.
 

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Or how about no screen at all so we don’t have to worry about software patches not keeping up w/ outdated hardware in 2040.
Queue ‘iDrive’ (mid-2000s BMW owners will know).

Give us basecamp owners some damn buttons.

/boomerrant
 
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Tesla, the company that puts the exact same screen in its base Model 3 as they put in its $17k-more-expensive top-trim Model 3.
ironically Tesla does this for cost saving measures. Since they offer only 1 interior for their cars, it’s cheaper to buy 1 screen in bulk vs 2. And since the model 3/y have no controls - the most basic interior a car could have - of course they’ll need a larger screen to control everything.
again, terrible comparison.
I’m glad most car companies offer options - Sucks the cheaper ones have a smaller screen, but even the smaller one is larger than most cars today.
 

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