Clean, Crisp but I Want Analog - 2015 Kia K900 Long-Term Road Test

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edited February 2015 in Kia
imageClean, Crisp but I Want Analog - 2015 Kia K900 Long-Term Road Test

A strong engine, hushed cabin and loads of creature comforts make the 2015 K900 a legitimate executive-level sedan. Now, if it only offered analog gauges.

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  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863
    A video post here would both be appreciated and appropriate.
  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    My 13 Optima Hybrid also has a fake analog display. It doesn't bother me.

    One nice thing - you never have a parallax issue with reading the speedometer since it is flat, and no dirt or mechanical stickiness to worry about.
  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    Personally I am fine with the modern gauge screen. I just wish that more manufacturers allowed you to fully customize what data you see. There is ample room on that display to allow me to also see volts and oil pressure or oil pressure and temp, or trans temp, or air fuel ratio if that was something that interested me.

    The ECU tracks all that info, how hard is it to develop a graphic for the gauge display that includes that info?
  • bc1960bc1960 Pittsburgh, PAMember Posts: 171
    Those gages are analog; they're just rendered graphically instead of being electromechanical instruments. There's no reason they couldn't be better rendered, with shading and lighting changes as the "needles" sweep. Still, I would take them over the cars which have digital speedometers, or worse, digital tachometers or graphical tachometers shaped like torque curves.
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