- posted 8 years ago
Mark Phelan raves about the new Boss 302. "Best handling... sweetest exhaust
note... sheer joy." But... no iPod connection, no Sync, no navigation
system, and it could use more "storage cubbies."
I might disagree. This is the Boss 302, not a daily-driver V6 model (in the
Premium, please - gotta have those multi-colored interior lights). How many
of these are going to be the primary means of transportation, where a
hands-free cellphone is almost required?
Now, don't get me wrong. My wife's Escape has all the goodies, and I think
they're pretty cool. It's even entertaining, sometimes, when trying to
communicate with the electronics via voice command, and I'm sure that being
able to push one button and say "Call So-and-so" helps in keeping the
vehicle under control. The Escape has cupholders everywhere, and plenty of
little "cubbies" to stick things (and, obviously, forget about them), but
that's an Escape.
Even in my old piece-o'-crap TFrog, the rule is "take it in, take it out."
Nothing gets left behind in the car, thus no need for "cubbies." TFrog has
an AM/FM stereo cassette, but only the AM news station gets any use.
Otherwise, TFrog makes its own stereo. Hands-free cellphone? Don't even
bother trying to call me when I'm driving. I won't answer.
Again, maybe I'm a dinosaur, but I don't see any need in a Boss 302 for the
latest electronic amenities. Am I wrong?