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Trax offers a motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster with analog tachometer and digital speedometer, what do you guys think about it?

 

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I think its a pretty good design. It is simple but it also looks modern. It could be better if the screen with LED and you could change the displayed information, but the Trax isn't really supposed to be a fancy vehicle. Is that a different instrument cluster from the one that is in the Encore?
 

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Its ok, I won't say its a real selling point, nor a deal breaker, but I much prefer either all digi or all analogue, with a heavy preference to analogue. Although I will say having the fuel meter complete the circle on the tach is a nice subtle touch.
 

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I think it's a cool way to make it feel more sporty without even going above and beyond. They also did this with the Chevy Spark. Good addition.
 

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I wouldn't say the cluster makes it feel sporty at all LOL. Sportier cars will have all the needed layouts front and centre, not hidden behind a digital menu, mind you I'm not even sure if the TRAX is hiding anything in its readout. Where's the temp gauge for instance, every car needs one of those...
 

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I do think that it doesn't seem as though it provides all the information that I would think that an instrument cluster would. You must be able to control what is on the screen or there is another display in the car that show some of the info that is missing.

The Encore has a totally different instrument panel, so I guess that is one area where the Trax and Encore are different.

 

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im not too familiar with how it works but im sure they must have thought through it all, hopefully you can make the needed changes to make it more to your liking with the typical things you would expect from an instrument cluster.
 

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yea but my point being, the readouts MAY be there, but you have to diddle with menus and buttons to find them. The point of gauges is for quick reference on the fly...
 

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yea but my point being, the readouts MAY be there, but you have to diddle with menus and buttons to find them. The point of gauges is for quick reference on the fly...
I would think that legally you have to have certain things visible in the instrument cluster. Are we sure there is not some other side screen that shows some other information. is everything really to be displayed in this little instrument cluster that we have posted up here.

It's not the biggest deal but it would be nicer if you didn't have to fiddle around with a menu in order to see other information about your vehicle.
 

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I would think that legally you have to have certain things visible in the instrument cluster. Are we sure there is not some other side screen that shows some other information. is everything really to be displayed in this little instrument cluster that we have posted up here.

It's not the biggest deal but it would be nicer if you didn't have to fiddle around with a menu in order to see other information about your vehicle.

legally all that has to be provided is speed and fuel
 

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i like to know if my car is overheating or not .....
I understand that but most of the folks buying this and cars like it for the most part aren't the type to keep track of that stuff. Some just get in and drive and follow the service scheculde and some can't even do that.
 

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I think it is absolutely cool, up to date.
You can adjust the settings with the info you like to see.
I think car manufacturers implementing the old stuff all to easily 'cause it is cheap.
This is 2014: car manufacturers still implementing drum brakes and analog instruments.
The french Citroen already was ahead of their time with digital indicators in the 70's.
This instrument panel is easy to read, i like to see other car manufacturers following.
Let's get rid of the old stuff and modernize.

So there's no temp indicator: the ecotec engine can handle a lot of heat. As a matter of fact the GM engineers tried to crash these engines on the test bench but hardly could do it.
 
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