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@breezinup posted:

These programs evolve all the time. Not that big a deal, except having to figure out and get used to a different format, which can be a pita. The car companies aren't making 10 year old cars, either; the new ones are full of all kinds of changes, upgrades, different operating systems, etc. That's the way with everything of a technical nature. Even golf clubs. I see Microsoft is dropping support of Word 10 this fall, also. More changes to get used to (and pay for!).

True, but they also aren't randomly deciding the pedals on the floor should be in different order or moving the steering wheel, instrument cluster or climate and radio controls too far from their traditional locations. 

Though I will admit one time one rental car a colleague had on a business trip (about 10 years ago) floored me a little.  It was a Toyota Yaris and the speedometer and some other gauges were in the center of the dashboard.  I don't know if the official reason is documented anywhere, but I wondered if it had to do with being able to use the same dash parts for cars sold with left and right hand drive.  Apparently I'm not the only one who ever wondered this  It looks like in later years it was more traditionally located.

So maybe a 2010-ish Toyota Yaris is the web browser of the car world...

-Dave

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