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bimluva
01-07-2011, 11:41 AM
Anyone else find it annoying that the volume control is now on the right side of the steering wheel? Is this programmable?

HWF
01-07-2011, 12:02 PM
Why would that be annoying? Even if your existing car has the volume control on the left, how hard could it be to get into a new habit?

Needsdecaf
01-07-2011, 12:10 PM
Why would that be annoying? Even if your existing car has the volume control on the left, how hard could it be to get into a new habit?

I find it annoying....and I don't even have an F10 yet, lol.

My previous Nissan and my current Acura have it on the left side of the wheel. To me, that's where it belongs. If your'e going to use your right, you might as well move it to the dash.

As far as how long can it take...I've been driving my current Volvo, which has it on the right, for over 2 years now...and I still go for it on the left.
:mad:

richschneid
01-07-2011, 12:16 PM
I find the volume control on the right to be just fine. The full active cruise controls on the left instead of on a stalk as it was on my 650i is much better. So, moving the volume control to the right to make room for the ACC controls on the left is a great idea. Of course, if you don't have ACC you might not appreciate the difference. But I would never buy a car without ACC. :rofl:

vortexx
01-07-2011, 12:28 PM
Anyone else find it annoying that the volume control is now on the right side of the steering wheel? Is this programmable?

I find the new organizational layout to be ergonomically better. When i picked up my car in Munich, the delivery specialist explained it like this: All controls pertaining to functions inside the car are on right (inside) and all the controls effecting the outside are on the left. I personally like the logic to this.

Gator550
01-07-2011, 12:31 PM
My infiniti has radio on the left and cruise on the right. Been driving the 550 for about 2 weeks and haven't gotten used to it yet. I expect I will at some point. Its a non-issue for me. I guess I have had to focus the habit forming part of my brain on just getting the start up and shut down rituals sorted. :rofl:

beashonda
01-07-2011, 01:07 PM
Anyone else find it annoying that the volume control is now on the right side of the steering wheel? Is this programmable?

I did find it annoying after having it on the left on my E60. I'm slowly getting used to it being on the right. I do think that ergonomicaly it is better designed overall.

Rafa
01-07-2011, 01:23 PM
I find it annoying....and I don't even have an F10 yet, lol.

My previous Nissan and my current Acura have it on the left side of the wheel. To me, that's where it belongs. If your'e going to use your right, you might as well move it to the dash.

As far as how long can it take...I've been driving my current Volvo, which has it on the right, for over 2 years now...and I still go for it on the left.
:mad:

I bet you're not as slow when driving your car as you are in getting used to the location of the volume control! LOL

AzNMpower32
01-07-2011, 02:38 PM
I do prefer volume adjustment on the left side of the steering buttons (as in the older BMWs); when cruising, my right hand/arm is on the shifter and armrest, left hand on the wheel. This way I can adjust volume one-handed.

No biggie though if its on the right side.

My bigger disappointment is how the buttons in general are losing their traditional tactile "click" feel. Back in the olden days, most buttons on the dash, including the ones on the steering wheel, had a positive, reassuring resistance to them. Not anymore. It's a small detail that's been forgotten.

shortcut3d
01-07-2011, 03:45 PM
My bigger issue with the volume is that it seems to reset itself or lower.

I often find myself increasing the volume several times a day and the navigation volume almost every trip that I use navigation. :thumbdwn:

BimmerUKF10
01-07-2011, 05:27 PM
It's fantastic that the volume is on the right of the steering wheel. Then again my car is right hand drive! :-)