Originally Posted by linuxglobal
Thats the the group 2 option, ive driven a few of those, i call it mtc since its ridiculous to use vs our ATC. Our atc btw is very similar to Gms, ie caddy. The new lx parts are all "mercedes style ATC". Even the cruise is mercedes inspired, my friends 94 c220 is full of lx parts. However the new lx are way behind the current mercedes interiors and instrument clusters.
The new ATC is crap but decent looking since there are so many knobs. Mercedes has had this design since 1988. The srt8 atc also has the dual zone over the stock mtc which looks very similar to our ghetto intrepid MTC (single setting, not dual zone).
Acuras also have a similar atc in their luxury 1.7el canadian honda civic or what is now the CSX.
"SRT Option Group I
Air Conditioning with Dual Zone Auto Temp Control
Heated Front Seats
Power Front Windows w/One-Touch Up & Down Feature
SRT Option Group II
11 Kicker SRT High-Performance Speakers
200-Watt Kicker SRT Subwoofer
276-Watt Kicker SRT Amplifier
AM/FM Radio with Cassette, CD, 6-Disc Changer & MP3
SRT Option Group III
DVD-based GPS Navigation System with 6-CD/MP3 Chngr
Navigation System with GPS
Automatically-Dimming Rearview Mirror
SIRIUS Satellite Digital Radio
UConnect(TM) Hands-Free Communication"
I don't see how it's that hard to use. You turn a few dials and set it. No buttons to press. Having lit up LCD screens doesn't signal luxury by anymeans nor does having numerous buttons to press. (Pontiac anyone?)
Yes the LX's use some MB parts. It's how they have tilt and telescope steering wheels (finally for Chrysler!), and other odds and ends. (ESP..ect)
Of course it's not the MB Interior nor instrument cluster either, the entire purpose is that when you get a Mercedes your to be getting that better interior and other high tech features you do pay for it..., you keep Chrysler Group separate from the MB group.