Jesda wrote:What color is the interior? Do you have brushed aluminum or wood trim? Advancetrac worked beautifully on the Navigator. I only had to turn it off to rock back and forth out of ruts.
I remember the two big innovations on that car were the electronic parking brake and THX multimedia.
The interior is two tone, dark grey over tan. This one has the brushed aluminum, although I would have been happy with the dark woodgrain, too. Actually, some of the aluminum trim (just on the dash) has a sort of cross-pattern black texture over it that gives it a kind of fishscale look.
I like advancetrac so far, largely because I haven't noticed it at all. I turned it off to spin the rears once and have left it on aside from that. It's definitely not intrusive like the Q's TCS.
I don't have the THX system, just the "SoundMark" system with in-dash 6 CD changer. The THX system only comes with nav and I couldn't find any within a hundred miles with nav.
charlieo wrote:LS bad: Stupid radio might as well have come from the fleet-services level Crown Vic.
Yeah, as is standard with Ford, the radio controls are pretty underwhelming. Big plasticky buttons that have a solid "I've been pushed" to them. Lots of combined rocker buttons, too, which I don't particularly care for.
Fortunately, thanks to the auto climate control, I didn't get stuck with the 3 corporate knobs every other Ford has gotten since the 1980s--that have the Off position on the wrong damn knob.
The THX system trades the Crown Vic parts for a nice shiny touch screen, but I don't have that.
Apparently the car is Sirius ready, so I might have to see if they offer an trials.